Student Creative Activities and Research Day

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Titan Student Union: Portola Pavilion AB; Alvarado
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m., March 11

Student Creative Activities and Research (SCAR) Day recognizes the high-impact projects developed by CSUF students. It is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines to come together to share their work. Students can present their projects through poster or oral presentations, or exhibit their creative activity or artistic work (e.g., video/audio clips) on iPads.

An awards presentation will immediately follow the poster/exhibit session to honor the 6th annual Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards and Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Awards recipients. Everyone is invited to stay and celebrate the ingenuity, tenacity and creativity of CSUF students!

Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Award Information

The Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Award will go to three posters/exhibits presented during the Poster/Exhibit Session. All posters/exhibits presented during the session will be considered for these awards. No additional application is necessary.


Please contact Student Creative Activities and Research (SCAR) Fellows: Nathalie Carrick  and Terri Patchen

Multiple Ways to Present

New this year! Students have the option of presenting their project as a poster presentation, oral presentation or art/music exhibit. In your application, please note if you are willing to present a poster/exhibit if your work is not selected for an oral presentation.

Poster Presentation

Present your project on a poster no larger than 30’’x 40.” Poster boards and clips will be available.

Art/Music Exhibit

Display your creative art projects, music or performances on a limited number of iPads with headphones set up at designated stations. Create a short (two- to three-minutes) audio/video file that captures the essence of your work that can be shared with fellow students. You will also be asked to create a poster that includes your information, title of presentation and short summary of the project. You can also display fine art (e.g., sculptures).

Oral Presentations

Your will have 15 minutes (10 minutes to present and five minutes for questions) to present our project in front of a small group of peers and faculty. This is a wonderful opportunity for first-time presenters, and is designed to further develop your presentation skills. Presentations can be of ongoing or completed projects, and should follow the presentation style of your discipline. Student teams may participate in the oral sessions, but may not exceed more than two people.

Schedule of Events

Student Poster/Exhibit Session

TSU Portola Pavilion AB
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oral Presentations

Alvarado Room
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Awards Presentation

TSU Pavilion AB
1-1:30 p.m.

  • One undergraduate and one graduate student from each college will receive the Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Award. Click here for more information.Opens in new window
  • Three Outstanding Poster/Exhibit Awards will be presented. See below for more information.

Light refreshments will be served, sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP).

Poster Presentation and Art/Music Exhibit Submission Instructions

Email the following information in the subject line: Your last name SCAR Poster/Exhibit Submission 2018 to by 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2018.

1. Name of presenter(s)

2. Email address(es)

3. College, department and major

4. Graduate or undergraduate status

5. Title of presentation

6. Faculty mentor’s name, department and email address

7. Indicate if you are submitting a poster, iPad presentation or art exhibit.

8. For poster and iPad presentations, paste the following statement into your email: I understand that I cannot bring a poster that is larger than 30’’x 40.’’ This indicates that you understand posters LARGER than this will not fit in the space provided at the event.

Posters: The first 60 poster submissions are guaranteed inclusion in the event. Due to space limitations, we may not be able to accommodate more than this. Posters cannot exceed 30’’x 40’’ and anything larger will not be accepted. Posters used at other conferences are welcome if they meet the size requirements.

Faculty, please note: the FDC does not print posters for student events.

iPad presentation: NEW THIS YEAR! The first eight submissions will be accepted. You are also required to create a poster with your name, discipline, faculty mentor and title of project for display next to the iPad station. We will contact you with instructions for loading your audio/video file onto the iPad.

Art exhibition: Please contact regarding space requirements.

Oral Presentation Submission Instructions NEW THIS YEAR!

Email the application with the subject line: Your last name SCAR Oral Presentation Submission 2018, by 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2018 to The application includes your contact information and a 150-word abstract. You will be notified by Friday, March 16, if your oral presentation is accepted. In your application, please note if you are willing to provide a poster/exhibit presentation if your work is not selected for an oral presentation.