Harry S. Truman
New Scholars Accepted
Into the MMUF Program
Welcome to the Pack:
Kate Simonian
What's New at the
Welcoming the New Coyote
Research Ambassadors
Helpful Tips:
Fighting Zoom Fatigue
U-RISE Program
Program Descriptions
& Deadlines
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Dear Campus Community,
This past year has been wrought with numerous challenges, many of which
continue to impact our lives and create potential roadblocks to our success. Yet,
in spite of it all, I witness, daily, the strength and perseverance of our students
and faculty as they overcome obstacles and push forward with their academic
goals, research, scholarship, and creative activities. I stand in awe of your
continued accomplishments, for they are truly a testament to your dedication to
your work and your commitment to your academic and professional goals. In
this edition of the Office of Student Research (OSR)'s Fall Newsletter, readers
will find a host of information about past programming and upcoming
This past summer, student/faculty research teams from all five colleges participated in the dynamic Undergraduate Summer
Research Program, a ten week intensive mentored research program that concluded with a virtual conference where participants
presented their work to the campus community. Alyin Alvarez was kind enough to share with our readers her experiences
participating in this program under the mentorship of Dr. Marc Fudge. Readers should note that the application for the 2021
Undergraduate Summer Research Program is due on February 16, and we at the OSR are looking forward to seeing the
dynamic projects are CSUSB faculty and students have planned!
The OSR is thrilled to welcome all of the new faculty to campus this fall. Earlier this term we had the chance to sit down with one
of them, Dr. Kate Simonian of the English Department and learn about her work and her journey that eventually landed her in San
I also wanted to take the time to welcome and introduce the new cohort of Coyote Research Ambassadors (CRAs). Our Coyote
Research Ambassador Program consists of a dynamic group of undergraduate and graduate students who are here to support
CSUSB students in research, scholarly, and creative activities. Be sure to check out the details of the program and ways that you
might utilize the CRAs to help advance your own goals!
The OSR would like to applaud success of the URISE Program at CSUSB. Readers can learn more about the program below
and students may be interested to find out how they might become involved in that, and other opportunities such as the Mellon
Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, in the pages below.
Finally, readers will find, towards the end of this newsletter, a listing of all important grant deadlines, events, and other
opportunities. I would like to highlight here, the establishment of the Distinguished Fellowship Initiative through the OSR,
designed to support students in their pursuit of external funding opportunities, and would like to draw particular attention to fliers
herein focused on the Truman Fellowship and the Goldwater Scholarship, which may be of interest to many of you.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the director of the Office of Student Research, and I wanted to thank each and
every one of you for your support of our office, and your passion for your work. The OSR strives to continue to support your
efforts in any way possible, and looks forward to celebrating your many successes moving forward.
Ryan W. Keating
Interim Director, Office of Student Research
The Research Matters Program is designed to
support CSUSB faculty as they navigate the
Federal Work Study Program to hire eligible
students as research assistants. The OSR will
assist faculty in completing and submitting an
advertisement for the open position, assist in
recruiting and hiring work-study eligible
research assistants, and assist faculty in
completing monthly time sheets for their
students. Faculty interested in participating in
this program must submit a profile to the
Research and Creative Activities Database.
Information regarding Federal Work Study can
be found here:
California State University, San Bernardino
currently supports a number of prestigious external
undergraduate fellowships including the Mellon
Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program and the
U-RISE Grant, and is also home to a vibrant and
expanding Honors Program. Many of the students
involved in these programs apply, and are
accepted to, graduate programs at universities
across the nation. The Distinguished Fellowship
Initiative at CSUSB is designed to support three
interrelated goals, all with the fundamental
purpose of encouraging students to apply for and
win prestigious national and international
fellowships to support their undergraduate and
graduate education. Please visit the website at:
Destinguished Fellowhsip Initiative
W h a t ' s N e w a t t h e O S R ?
Research Matters Federal Workstudy
CSUSB Research Week is held to celebrate the research and scholarly achievements of faculty and
students across campus in all disciplines. All faculty, staff, and students are invited.
Date: April 12-16, 2021
*Note: This application is currently open and closes on February 16th, 2021.
Academic Research Week
CSU Student Research Competition
The CSUSB Student Research Competition gives students the opportunity to develop their presentation
and communication skills while showcasing their scholarly achievements.
Date: February 12, 2021
*Note: This application is currently open and closes on December 15th, 2020. A workshop will be held on
December 3rd, 2020 at 12:00 pm via Zoom, were the application process and details involving the
competition logistics, and the next steps if selected as a delegate will be discussed. Please register here.
S a v e t h e D a t e
10th Annual "Meeting of the Minds" Student Research Symposium
The annual "Meeting of the Minds" Student Research Symposium, is an opportunity for students to
present their research to the entire community of CSUSB in the form of oral and poster presentations.
Date: April 15, 2021
*Note: This application is currently open and closes on February 16th, 2021.
Be sure to check out page 15 for descriptions of OSR programs and deadlines!
O S R ' s U n d e r g r a d u a t e S u m m e r
R e s e a r c h P r o g r a m
"I wish I would have known
about the program earlier on in
my education path so I would
have taken advantage of it
from the start"
What was your overall experience in the Undergraduate Summer
Research Program?
Participating in the Undergraduate Summer Research Program really
helped me improve my research and writing skills. Not only did it teach me
a lot about how research is done, but it gave me the confidence in my
ability to do it. It was such an awesome experience and, funny enough,
right after the program ended, I was offered an internship in the industry in
which my research was based on.
This summer, the OSR's Undergraduate Summer Research program included 15 teams of faculty and their
student mentees. Over the course an intensive ten week summer program, CSUSB students, working in
teams of two to three, worked with their faculty mentors to complete research projects or other scholarly
activities related to their fields. Faculty/Student teams represented all five Colleges and students presented
their research at the USRP Conference in August.
Aylin Alvarez was one of the students who participated in this year's program. Below, she recounts her
experience working alongside her mentor Dr. Marc Fudge.
Tell us about your research interests and involvement in
research at CSUSB?
Prior to this summer, I had no experience participating in research
programs. However, as a student who is close to obtaining my
degree, I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to do so. I was
really interested in making connections and, perhaps, finding a
mentor to help guide me through my last months at the University.
Aylin Alvarez
Undergraduate, Business Administration
Aylin Alvarez Anna Villanueva
Sean Bonilla
Kara Zorzoli
Justin Waterman
Xavier Resendez
Sesedzayi Peresuh
Cindy Moreno
Breanna Ramirez
Aaron Manansala
Erika Kelley
Yesenia Casas
Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP) students presenting their resarch at the USRP Conference via Zoom.
What real world experience did you gain?
As a researcher, it is important to develop skills to successfully present
your findings to others. I have always struggled with this. However, this
program provided me with the tools and opportunities to sharpen these
skills and the chance to practice my presentation skills with my fellow
classmates. This experience has made me much more comfortable
when presenting my ideas and findings with other academics.
What was your favorite aspect of the program?
My favorite aspect of the program was getting the opportunity to work so closely with a faculty member
because they have so much knowledge to pass along. Additionally, the program made it possible for
my team and I to work in the laboratory daily to gain expertise and knowledge in our field of research. In
summary, the program was an extremely rewarding and worthwhile experience for me.
O S R ' s U n d e r g r a d u a t e S u m m e r
R e s e a r c h P r o g r a m
"I would advise students who
are interested in participating
in the program to participate
early on in their academic
How to Apply
The Application for USRP is
currently open and closes on
February 16th, 2021 by
11:59 PM.
Faculty must submit an entry
to the OSR's Research and
Creative Activities Database
as part of the application
More Information
A workshop will be held on
December 10th, 2020 to
discuss the process of
applying to USRP
requirements, standards,
and expectations.
For more Information visit
our webpage.
Earlier this year, CSUSB welcomed Dr. Kate Simonian as a new faculty member to the College of Arts &
Letters, where she is an assistant professor in the Department of English. Prior to joining the pack, Dr.
Simonian was at Texas Tech University where she completed her PhD.
Dr. Simonian was able to sit down and answer some of the Office of
Student Research's biggest questions about her educational
experiences, research background, and some inspirational advice to
aspiring writers and academics alike!
Tell us about yourself! What inspired you to study creative writing
and go into academia?
I loved to write in elementary school and scribbled off plays and even a
novel. No-one I knew was a writer, but I remember a teacher suggest
Where did you attend graduate school?
I did my Masters of Writing at the University of Technology, Sydney, which is one of the few universities in
Australia where one can study creative writing. I studied all genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry. I was told by
my teachers that if I was serious about writing, I had to study in the US. So, I moved to NYC and did my
Masters of Fine Arts (Fiction Concentration) at Brooklyn College. This program gave me teaching
experience and let me take advantage of the proximity of the
publishing industry while working as an assistant to a literary
agent. That said, my time in NYC was a bit too social, so I
decided to do my PhD in creative writing in West Texas, at
Texas Tech University, where there were fewer calls to
distraction. The PhD gave me the experience, professional
development, and degree that would help me land a tenure-
Professor Kate Simonian
that I be a journalist. In high school, this ambition was shelved. I decided I wanted to become a politician,
and to this end, as an undergraduate, I enrolled in law school. (In Commonwelath countries, you can go
straight to law school). When I didn't like that, I wanted to drop out of university. I spent a lot of time I
should have spent studying reading novels and writing bad poetry. Then, friend of my mother's said that I
might study creative writing. I had never heard of such a thing! I had thought that my only option to write
professionally would mean writing for newspapers. But learning to write books, stories, poetry? That was
exciting. My desire to receive this training pushed me to finish my undergraduate degree. Only once I
started down the creative writing track, did I learn that it was possible to become a writing professor, as
well as a novelist. Which is all to say that you can slowly "fail" your way towards your true path, even if
that path is, strangely, the one you began with. It also makes me feel that there is a job out there that
matches your particular skills and talents, even if you don't know what it is yet.
We lc om e t o th e P a c k:
My research interests are related to creative projects I'm working on. At the moment, I'm revising a novel
that combines historical fiction set during the Armenian Genocide of 1915 with a more contemporary
"suburban horror" story. The book is about Tracey, a theater teacher who lives in LA, who reluctantly
returns to Sydney every Christmas. When her younger sister mysteriously develops stigmata and begins
having flashbacks of a genocidal death-march, Tracey makes the hard decision to stay. Her investigations
draw her into conflict with her controlling Armenian father. This project covers a lot of my research and
teaching interests, including genre fiction, gender and sexuality, feminism, ethnic studies, immigration
literature, postmodernism, and narratology.
My major advice is threefold: Actively seek mentors. Find people who have the job or are doing the thing
that you would like to do and ask them how they did it. (And dream big. You can do it.) Most people,
especially at CSUSB, will be delighted to help you, myself included. Get going and keep going. Writers
write. Writing and reading constantly are the only ways to get better. Join a club, such as the English Club,
or an online critique group, or even a Facebook group to connect with the writing community. This is great
for finding opportunities, motivation, and people to share your work with. Consider further study. Although
it's true that you can't teach good writing, studying writing can save you years of learning the hard way.
You don't need a bachelors with creative writing concentration, or even an English degree, to pursue
graduate creative writing study. You only need one good story to put in your sample. Keep an eye out for
events that tell you how to apply for an MFA. Most MFA programs not only offer fee waivers, but pay a
living stipend to attend. If you get into a good program, you can essentially get paid to write. Ask me about
We lc om e t o th e P a c k:
Tell us about your research interests and current or upcoming research projects?
What advice do you have for students with similar research and professional interests?
Tell us one fun or unique fact about yourself?
I am an arachnophobic Australian, which made my childhood difficult. I am happy to be in the US, AKA the
land of tiny spiders.
W e l c o m i n g t h e N e w C o y o t e
R e s e a r c h A m b a s s a d o r s
Now in its second year, the Coyote Research Ambassador (CRA) program has
proven to be a success, reaching over 1000 students in its first year! This year,
the CRA program has expanded, with nine ambassadors who are working hard to
reach an even greater number of CSUSB students.
The CRA program is designed to support and encourage the development of a
research culture across our campus while also improving visibility of the OSR.
CRAs provide peer-to-peer advising, student workshops, and support for on-
campus events all the while working hard to improve the research experience for
students and encourage more first-time freshman and transfer students to seek
out opportunities to get involved in the dynamic research opportunities available
on campus.
We are thrilled to welcome back our returning ambassadors and excited to
welcome our new ambassadors!
New CRAs
Student: Constance Greenwood
College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Level: Graduate
Student: Holly Timblin
College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Level: Graduate
Student: Michael Pierce
College: Natural Sciences
Level: Undergraduate
Student: Miles Valencia
College: Natural Sciences
Level: Graduate
Student: Sean Bonilla
College: Natural Sciences
Level: Undergraduate
Returning CRAs
Student: Lakhvir Kaur
College: Education
Level: Graduate
Student: Nazaret Montejano
College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Level: Undergraduate
Student: Karina Torres
College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Level: Graduate
Student: Sophia Josemoan
College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Level: Graduate
Request a CRA Presentation!
CRAs are available for class/Zoom presentations and workshops on a
variety of topics, including getting involved in research, finding a faculty
mentor, writing a personal statement, and more. Email OSR@csusb.edu
for more information
Constance Greenwood
Holly Timblin
Michael Pierce
Miles Valencia
Sean Bonilla
H e l p f u l T i p s :
F i g h t i n g Z o o m F a t i g u e
But have you wondered why Zoom is so tiring? According to Manyu Jiang, silence in a meeting creates
stress and the lag that comes with a slow internet connection or an overloaded Zoom platform only adds
to our stress.
Tip: Avoid multitasking, don't have a lot of tabs open while on Zoom, this could slow your connection and
cause lag.
Pro Tip: If you need more than five tabs open use more than two devices. Use your home internet for the
device that Zoom is on and your cell phone hot spot for the device with all the tabs.
Jiang, M. (2020). Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring - and how can we reduce ‘Zoom
fatigue’? The reason Zoom calls drain your energy. BBC Remote Control: COVID 19. Retrieved from:
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200421-why-zoom-video-chats-are-so-exhausting. Last accessed: 23 May 2020.
Schoenenberg, K., Raake, A., Koeppe, J. (2014). Why are you so slow? – Misattribution of transmission delay to attributes of the
conversation partner at the far-end. Publication: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Publisher: Elsevier. Retrieved from:
https://s100.copyright.com/AppDispatchServlet?publisherName=ELS&contentID=S1071581914000287&orderBeanReset=true. Last
accessed: 23 May 2020.
Sander, L., Bauman, O. (2020) Zoom fatigue is real – here’s why video calls are so draining. IDEAS.TED.COM Tech. Retrieved from:
https://ideas.ted.com/zoom-fatigue-is-real-heres-why-video-calls-are-so-draining/. Last accessed: 23 May 2020.
Another reason Zoom meetings are stressful is the lack of non-verbal communication. We all know how
important emotional intelligence is, and on Zoom it seems impossible to read body language and facial
expressions, especially when cameras are turned off. This causes us to expend larger amounts of energy
reading non-verbal cues trying to figure out if a statement is credible or if someone is paying attention
when we speak.
Tip: If you are the lead in a meeting, you can ask people to turn on their cameras in order to see
everyone's smiling faces.
Pro Tip: Make sure that everyone knows ahead of time that you will be requesting that all cameras be
turned on, that way no one is caught off guard with bed hair or in their pajamas!
This year has been, seemingly, one challenge
after another, and the switch to online has
impacted the entire campus community. For
some of us, sitting through Zoom classes and
Zoom meetings has added to our stress. We now
Zoom for both work and fun, and the effects of
this have taken many of us by surprise;
interrupting our day-to-day lives, causing stress,
and adding to our workload.
N e w S c h o l a r s A c c e p t e d
I n t o t h e M M U F P r o g r a m
Student Name: Johnathan Solomon
Mentor Name: Dr. Kevin Grisham
Prospective Project Title(s):
The Sociocultural Impacts of Art and
its Relevance to Climate Change;
Translating Native American Culture
into Modern Environmental Policy.
Congratulations to the newest Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows (MMUF)! We look forward to seeing
your hard work and research contributions within your fields.
Student Name: Stepfanie Alfonso
Mentor Name: Dr. Julie Taylor
Prospective Project Title(s):
How Silence Shapes the Identity of a
Pimp: A look into the Hidden
Organization of America's Sex
Student Name: Isabella Cantu
Mentor Name: Dr. Jose Munoz
Prospective Project Title(s):
Sociological Challenges Resulting
from the COVID-19 Crisis Among
Minority Students and Faculty
Biography: I am a Junior at CSUSB
majoring in Global Studies, minoring in
Environmental Studies, and working
towards my Certificate in International
Relations. I have a deep-rooted passion
for improving the lives of others and the
health of the environment.
Biography: I am majoring in Sociology
with a concentration in Social Service
and Community Research, with a minor
in Psychology. My research interests
include sociological perspectives of
events and hardships on students and
the impacts they have on student’s
academic success.
Biography: I am a Communication
Studies major with a concentration in
Human and Organizational
communication. I am also a member of
the University Honors program. My
future goal is to become a professor and
continue researching, as well as working
with other students.
Student Name: Xavier Resendez
Mentor Name: Dr. Ryan Keating
Prospective Project Title(s):
Race and Racism in the Post-Civil
War American West
Biography: I'm a second-year student
and my major is History. I chose US
history because I have always enjoyed
learning about the past and the effects it
has on today's society. Nowhere do I
feel this is more important than the Civil
War, which is where I have chosen to
focus in my discipline.
The NIH-funded U-RISE program (Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student
Enhancement) is seeking excellent undergraduate students who plan to continue their academic
careers and gain a Ph.D. in research-based disciplines that have relevance to health (psychology,
biology, chemistry, kinesiology, etc.)!
Students selected for the U-RISE program will receive a stipend of over $1,100 per month while working
with a CSUSB faculty researcher, travel money for conferences, a tuition waiver that will cover
approximately 50% of tuition expenses, and summer placement in a research laboratory at a major
Principal Investigator
Dr. Cynthia Crawford, a professor in the Department of Psychology, is the Program Associate Director
for the U-RISE Program. She has this to say about the program. Her area of research focuses on
animal and human models of drug addiction, second messenger system pharmacology, and
developmental neuropsychopharmacology.
To be eligible for support, students be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in the biomedical
sciences—such as biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology, etc. – and be attending
California State University, San Bernardino, must have a strong GPA, goals consistent with the purpose
of the U-RISE grant (i.e., the intention of gaining a Ph.D. in a health-related field), a desire to be actively
involved in research, and have two years remaining in their undergraduate careers.
Additional Information
Appointments are usually made in twelve month increments, and are open to U.S. citizens, non-citizen
nationals, or those who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residents of the United States at the
time of appointment.
Students who are interested in applying for the program should contact Dr. Sanders McDougall
(Program Director) at smcdouga@csusb.edu or Dr. Cynthia Crawford (Program Associate Director) at
U - R I S E P r o g r a m
How will the program transform the educations of undergraduate students?
U-RISE scholars participate in a research-intensive experience under some of the
best faculty mentors at CSUSB. Great care is taken to match students up with
researchers who are doing high quality work in the student’s area of interest.
During the second summer of the program, U-RISE scholars go on a 10-week
summer research experience at a major R1 research institution. The main focus
during the summer experience is participating in the laboratory of a nationally
recognized researcher, but there are also workshops and events available to
students that cover such topics as GRE preparation, writing effective letters of
recommendation, etc. By being actively involved in research at CSUSB, and
experiencing the exciting world of research at a major research-intensive institution,
What can students expect to learn, gain, and experience during the program?
The primary focus of the U-RISE program is to gain research experience; therefore, the U-
RISE scholar can anticipate becoming actively involved in a productive research laboratory
or research program at CSUSB. The goal of all U-RISE mentors is to conduct quality
research and disseminate their finding through presentations at national conferences and
articles published in quality peer-reviewed journals. The U-RISE scholar is expected to
become part of this process, and the expectation is that U-RISE scholars will actively
participate at regional and national conferences and become co-authors on peer-reviewed
publications. In addition, U-RISE scholars are enrolled in specialized classes in which grant
writing, manuscript evaluation and preparation, and research ethics are taught. After
gaining these various experiences, we anticipate that the U-RISE scholar will be well
prepared to advance to a doctoral program in their chosen field of interest.
Who will be selected for the Program? What will set these students apart?
The ideal U-RISE scholar is a student who has a love of research and aspires to gain a
Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree (or a related degree) in a health-related field. Any student may
apply, but we are especially interested in underrepresented minority students, financially
disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Prior research experience is
advantageous, but not a necessity. An excellent GPA is preferred. Students should have
U - R I S E P r o g r a m
Here is What Dr. Crawford Has to Say about the Program
Dr. Cynthia Crawford, Ph.D., Professor of
the U-RISE program provides transformative experiences for our undergraduate students, many of whom advance
to doctoral programs in health-related fields.
Dr. Cynthia Crawford with student Ginny Park
Sanders McDougall, Ph.D., Professor of
Psychology with student Ginny Park
two years left on their undergraduate careers (junior-senior or senior-super senior). In the end, however, the characteristic that
most sets students apart is a strong interest in research and the desire to advance to a doctoral program in a health-related
field (Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, etc.).
What are the benefits of this program for the university and faculty?
Student success, in and of itself, is always a benefit to the university and faculty, and the entire purpose of the U-RISE program
is to foster student success. U-RISE scholars are more likely than the general student population to advance to doctoral
programs and achieve the Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. These former U-RISE scholars often go on to postdoctoral fellowships
and eventually make a career in a health-related field. In the short-term, faculty benefit from the U-RISE program because they
have an NIH-funded student working in their laboratory. The university also supports and recognizes those faculty members
working with U-RISE students. In sum, the U-RISE mentor and U-RISE scholar form a productive relationship that benefits the
student, the faculty member, and the university.
P r o g r a m D e s c r i p t i o n s & D e a d l i n e s
Amount: $1500
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Amount: $500
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Amount: $2000
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Amount: Maximum $14.85/hr.
10 hrs/week
Deadline: Fall deadline for
Spring: November 9, 2020
Amount: $5000/Faculty
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Amount: $6100
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Amount: $2000
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Purpose: To facilitate the
initiation and/ or development
of collaborative research or
creative activities between
students and faculty.
Purpose: To fund costs
associated with student-
based research projects or
creative activity pursued
outside the classroom
Purpose: Designed for
graduate students completing
a thesis, project, or
Purpose: Assist
undergraduates with their
research projects for a course.
Purpose: To schedule regular
out-of-class supplemental
instruction sessions to assist
students in understanding the
course material and improve the
students overall learning.
Amount: Maximum $14.85/hr.
10 hrs/week
Deadline: Fall deadline for
Spring: November 9, 2020,
Purpose: A 6-week mentored
research program which provides
funding and resources to support
undergraduate students (enrolled
in the Fall) complete a mentored
research project.
Purpose: Awarded to one
faculty member from each
college, whose mentoring is
considered exemplary.
Purpose: To support faculty
conducting research and
creative activities that will
contribute to students' overall
Amount: Maximum $1000
Deadline: 20th of each month
Amount: N/A
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Purpose: To support both
undergraduate and
graduate student research
and creative activities and
travel related to academic
growth and development.
Purpose: Students of all
class levels compete for a
place on the CSUSB team
which will attend the CSU
Research Competion.
Amount: $500
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Amount: N/A
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Purpose: To provide
financial support, research
mentorship, and assistance
with graduate school
application to undergraduate
students in the Humanities
and Social Sciences.
Amount: Maximum amount
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Purpose: Designed to
acknowledge one graduate
and one undergraduate
student who has
demonstrated exemplary
scholastic work in both their
academics and research.
Purpose: For students to
present any research
conducted throughout the
academic year, within all
colleges and disciplines.
Purpose: Faculty design a
one-week resarch experience
for RCC students during the
summer term.
Amount: $2,000 faculty
stipend, $300 peer mentor pay.
Deadline: February 16, 2021
P r o g r a m D e s c r i p t i o n s & D e a d l i n e s
Purpose: Ambassadors
work to inspire broader
engagement in research and
creative activity by educating
and serving the CSUSB
campus community.
Amount: N/A
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Important Dates: Calendar of Events & Deadlines
Getting Involved in Research
Date: September 10, 2020,
November 5, 2020, January 21,
2021, May 6, 2021
Applying for Student
Research and Travel Grants
Date: September 17, 2020,
January 28, 2021
Grant Proposal Writing
Date: September 24, 2020
Evaluating Resources
Date: October 8, 2020
How to Write a Research
Date: October 15, 2020
Creating a Personal Statement
and CV
Date: October 22, 2020,
November 19, 2020, April 15,
Applying to Graduate
Date: October 29, 2020, April 8,
Introduction to the Mellon
Mays Program
Date: November 12, 2020,
February 25, 2021
Orientation to the CSUSB and
CSU Research Competition
Date: December 3, 2020
Applying to the Summer
Research Program
Date: December 10, 2020
Taste of Research (Palm
Desert Campus)
Date: October 23, 2020
CSUSB Student Research
Date: February 12, 2021
Academic Research Week
Date: April 12-16, 2021
"Meeting of the Minds"
Student Research
Date: April 15, 2021
Faculty Mentors and Student
Researchers Recognition
Date: April 16, 2021
The OSR staff is available for classroom presentations, workshops, and student club presentations.
Requests should be placed online through the department's website (csusb.edu/student-research).
CSUSB Student Research
December 15, 2020
Peer Lab and Peer Research
Consultant Programs (Spring)
November 9, 2020
Faculty/Student Grants
Undergraduate Student
SSI Grant Student
Culminating Project fund
November 1, 2020
Student Research & Travel
September 20,
2020 (Deadlines on the 20th of
each month)
Undergraduate Summer
Research Program
STEM en Familia
"Meeting of the Minds"
Student Research Symposium
RSCA Faculty Mentor Award
Outstanding Student
Research Award
(Undergraduate & Graduate)
RSCA Faculty Assigned Time
February 16, 2021
Should additional funding
become available, Spring
application dates will be
Presenting a Poster or Oral
Date: February 4, 2021, March
11, 2021, March 25, 2021
Maximizing Your Conference
Date: February 11, 2021
Research Ethics and Integrity
Date: February 18, 2021
Introduction to the U-RISE
Date: March 18, 2021
Panel with Students Accepted
to Ph.D. Programs
Date: April 22, 2021
Note* Not offered August 20,
2020, December 20, 2020,
May 20, 2021
C a l l f o r S u b m i s s i o n s
OSR Journal of Student Research
The OSR Journal of Student Research
(OSRJSR), is an annual online, academic,
multidisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal that
fosters academic dialogue, and provides an
opportunity for undergraduate and graduates
to publish their scholarly and creative works.
The goal of the journal is to provide an
opportunity for undergraduates and
graduates to showcase and disseminate their
work. Each publication within the journal
undergoes a double-blind peer review process
facilitated by the journal’s editorial review
We are looking for students to be a part of our
Editorial Board to serve as Reviewers.
How to Apply
If you would like to conduct peer review of the
manuscript submissions, submit an application.
Applications can be found on our website.
January 31st
We encourage undergraduate and graduate
students to submit their original works for
consideration.To be considered for the
upcoming volume, please submit by June 12th,
2021. We accept manuscripts submissions for
the following original works: Manuscripts, Case
studies, Independent research projects, Honor’s
theses, Literature reviews, Creative writing,
Online movies/videos, Music, Other forms of art
(e.g., cartoons). Visit our website to learn more.
CSUSB Student Research Competition
The CSUSB Student Research Competition
gives students the opportunity to develop their
presentation and communication skills while
showcasing their scholarly achievements.
Students present their research before a panel
of judges and winners advance to the statewide
CSU Research Competition, where they will
compete against other outstanding scholars in
the California State University system.
The CSUSB Student Research Competition will
be held on Friday, February 12th, 2021 from
9:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Application Deadline
December 15th, 2020
2 0 1 9 - 2 0 2 0 S t u d e n t s S e r v e d
Contact Us
CE 357
Phone: (909) 537-3728
Email: osr@csusb.edu
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Dr. Dorota Huizinga
Associate Provost for Research
Dean of Graduate Studies
Dr. Ryan Keating
Associate Professor of History
Director, Office of Student Research
Danielle White, MA
Program Coordinator
OSR Webpage