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'Illuminating Ideas' Focus of Undergraduate Conference

Nov. 22 Forum Features Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Work


"Illuminating Ideas" is the theme of the Nov. 22 Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, hosted for the first time by Cal State Fullerton and expected to draw a record 1,500 college students, faculty and other participants from the region. The event is open to the public, and registration is required.


Saturday, Nov. 22
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union Portola Pavilion
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


The multidisciplinary conference will feature students' faculty-mentored research in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and applied sciences, with about 300 CSUF students slated to give oral or poster presentations. A total of 764 student research abstracts were submitted for 15-minute seminar presentations chaired by faculty moderators or for poster sessions.

The Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research provides a forum for the presentation of the best research, scholarship and creative activities of undergraduate students in the region and encourages communication of innovative achievements across disciplines, said Scott Annin, professor of mathematics, who is co-organizer with Binod Tiwari, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.


11 a.m. — Keynote speaker is Bill Cunliffe, Cal State Fullerton professor of music, jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger. José L. Cruz, CSUF provost and vice president for academic affairs, will give opening remarks.


$45-$95 (Register by Nov. 7 for lowest rate.)


Registration deadline is Nov. 14.


Parking is free on weekends and available in the State College Parking Structure. Campus directions and map are available online.

Media Contacts:

Scott Annin, Mathematics
Binod Tiwari, Civil Engineering
Debra Cano Ramos

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