Learn about research and creative activity at SDSU

Thanks to all who joined us at the 2020 Student Research Symposium (SRS), which was held February 28 and 29, 2020 in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.  A sepcial congratulations to the 2019 SRS award recipients. 

Registration will open October 1, 2019 and close January 20, 2020. 

Please go to the "Students" section for more information on registration. 


2019 Award Recipient List  

A celebration of student excellence in research

SRS is a public forum where San Diego State University students present their research, scholarship, and creative activities. The symposium is a two-day event, occurring each spring semester, that recognizes the outstanding scholarly accomplishments of SDSU students. It is a great way to learn about all the wonderful projects that our students, both graduate and undergraduate, are engaged in.

In 2019, roughly 500 students presented their research at the symposium. 

2019 SRS Program


SRS student presenting poster

SRS speaking to judge

SRS student pointing to poster

We award excellence

Presidential Awards ($500) are made to recognize outstanding achievement in original scholarship. These graduate and undergraduate students go on to represent SDSU at the CSU Student Research Competition. In total, more than 50 cash awards were given in recognition of outstanding presentations or performance during SRS 2018.

For students

All SDSU students are encouraged to submit an application to present either preliminary or completed results from their original research or creative activity. Presentations, whether oral, poster, exhibit, or performance, are organized by academic disciplines with divisions for undergraduate, masters', and doctoral students.