CSU Events & Opportunities

 

THE 33rd ANNUAL CSU STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION

April 26-27th, 2019 at California State University, Fullerton

The Annual California State University Student Research Competition is a system-wide competition that showcases excellent research conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Student participants will make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, colleges and universities in California. The competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University.

Sonoma State is conducting an internal competition to identify 10 projects that will represent our campus at this year's system-wide event! Projects chosen to advance to the competition at CSU Fullerton will be awarded funding for approved travel costs to present their research.

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 22nd at 11:59 p.m.

Please note that research in progress does not need to be complete by the February 22nd deadline in order to apply; however, research results should be ready to present at the final competition in April.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY


THE CALIFORNIA SALLY CASANOVA PRE-DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Pre-application deadline: Monday, February 18, 2019
Online application deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU. In 2017-18, the California Pre-Doctoral Program will award funds to approximately 73 juniors, seniors and graduate students in the CSU. These funds are designed to enable current students to explore and prepare for doctoral programs in their chosen field of study. Recipients of this award will receive funding for participation in a summer research experience program at a doctoral-granting institution, visits to doctoral-granting institutions to explore opportunities for doctoral study, travel to a national symposium or professional meeting, and graduate school application and test fees.

Awards are based on competitive review of student applications and given to current upper-division undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence while having experienced economic or educational disadvantage, and are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. All students enrolled on a CSU campus are eligible to participate.

To apply, please contact Dr. Daniel Malpica (daniel.malpica@sonoma.edu) by Monday, February 18th, 2019. Once you application is reviewed and approved, you will be provided with a link to the official online application, which is due by Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 5PM. Please note that you will be required to provide copies of your unofficial transcripts and the email address of a faculty member who can submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application.





CALIFORNIA FORUM FOR DIVERSITY IN GRADUATE EDUCATION

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at UC Davis - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pre-Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education allows students to explore graduate school opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops focused on admissions and keys to success in graduate school.  In addition, the forum includes a recruitment fair featuring representatives from graduate degree-granting universities and individual graduate programs.  Note that these events are for all disciplines except programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary science, and law, all of which have their own recruiting networks. 

FREE LUNCH and TRANSPORTATION to and from UC Davis

The forum will offer workshops on:
How to Pay for Grad School: Before, During, and After
How to Prepare for the GRE
Master’s vs. PhD
How to Select, Apply to, & Prepare for Graduate School
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose
Keys to Success and Survival in Grad School
Successful Strategies for Acquiring Strong Letters of Recommendation

PLUS a Graduate Recruitment Fair featuring 150+ Recruiters from across the nation!

 

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER

 

After you pre-register, you will be contacted with information about the final registration process, the Pre-Forum Workshop, and details regarding charter bus transportation to the event.