This system-wide competition showcases excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Student participants make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California.
Cash awards are provided to the outstanding presenter and the runner-up in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions of each category.
Competition Memo (coming soon)
Each CSU campus appoints a campus coordinator and develops its own procedures for
selecting its student delegates to the system-wide competition. Interested students
should contact their campus coordinator for information on how their work is to be
considered at the campus level. Only those students endorsed by a campus coordinator
can enter the statewide competition.
If a student’s work has been selected by the campus for presentation in the system‑wide
competition, the campus coordinator will submit their Student Delegate Registration
form and Summary for each student to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona,
by Monday, March 18, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The rules
governing this written summary are as follows:
• The summary must include the name(s) of the student(s) and the title of the
• The narrative may not exceed five doubled-spaced pages. Use fonts and margins
that ensure legibility.
• Appendices (bibliography, graphs, photographs, or other supplementary
materials) may not exceed three pages.
• Research that has human or animal subjects involvement must have appropriate institutional review.
• It is expected that the student will not make an oral presentation by simply
reading directly from this summary.
Each student will have five (5) minutes to set up their PowerPoint presentation, ten (10) minutes for an oral presentation and five (5) minutes to respond to juror and audience questions.The presentation room will have a video projector connected to a computer. Students who wish to use the video projector should bring their presentation on a flash drive.
Campus coordinators will be notified in writing by the California State Polytechnic
University, Pomona’s steering committee of the times of their student delegates’
presentations, local hotel and transportation options, and program details.
Competition will be grouped into the following categories:
Jurors will evaluate each student presentation on:
To be announced.
Cal Poly Pomona is internationally recognized for its outstanding academic programs,
including offerings in hospitality management, architecture, and engineering. One of
only six polytechnic universities in the United States, Cal Poly Pomona champions an
approach that places learning-by‑doing at the center of every program, course, and
activity. Millions of dollars in grants are helping the university make a difference in its
surrounding and academic communities, from advancing agricultural practice to
improving teacher training. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranks Cal Poly
Pomona as the fourth most ethnically diverse master'ʹs level university in the West.
Student questions should be directed to the local campus coordinator. Coordinators
may contact Dr. Frank W. Ewers by e-mail (email@example.com) or telephone
(909- 869-4132) or Charlene Saunders by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or