SRS Awards

Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony on Saturday, March 5th, 2022, to recognize the most outstanding presentations in research, scholarship, and creative activity at the Student Research Symposium.

The Awards Lunch and Reception will begin at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 th in the
courtyard of the Aztec Student Union for all SRS participants, faculty mentors, and judges. The reception will move to Montezuma Hall at 2:00 p.m. for the awards program where the winners will be recognized. The Keynote Speaker this year is Vice Provost and Professor of Chemistry, Dr. William Tong! 

This year you can also join us virtually through our live stream on zoom!

The awards are as follows:

President’s Awards
Ten President’s Awards of $500 will be given to the most outstanding oral presentations across all disciplines. Those receiving a President’s Award will represent SDSU at the California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition on April 29 and 30, 2022 at San Francisco State University.  

President’s Award for the Arts
One President’s Award for the Arts of $500 will be given to an outstanding presentation in the performance arts or exhibit category. This award is not eligible for the CSU competition. 

Dean’s Awards
Sixteen Dean’s Awards of $250 will be given for oral or poster presentations. Awards will go to the top presentations in each college. 

Provost’s Awards
Sixteen Provost's Awards of $200 will be given for poster presentations. Awards will go to the top presentations in each college. 

Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards
Ten Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards of $150 will be given for oral or poster presentations across all disciplines recognizing scholarly achievement.

Library Awards
Five Library Awards of $250 will be given for oral or poster presentations. Awards will go to the  best projects using library resources and collections, including, but not limited to printed resources, databases, primary resources, and materials in all media. 

Research Awards for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
Diversity, social justice, and inclusiveness reflect some of the values at the core of our university mission. Five $250 awards will be given to the best oral or poster presentations that exemplify our ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Outstanding Creative and Performing Arts Award
One Outstanding Creative and Performing Arts Award of $250 will be given.

Arts Exhibit Award
One Arts Exhibit Award of $250 will be given.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Award
Two $250 awards will be given for oral or poster presentations by students who have participated in the SURP program.

Arts Alive Award 
The SRS Arts Alive SDSU Award is offered to an outstanding student from any academic program who integrates the arts as part of an interdisciplinary research project that addresses cultural or sociopolitical issues. One award of $250 will be given.

Charles Wei-Hsun Fu Foundation Philosophy Award 
The Charles Wei-Hsun Fu Foundation Philosophy Award is for students doing excellent research in the field of philosophy and encourages a special niche where philosophy students can shine. This award is open to all students who are engaged in philosophical research that are presenting an oral project at SRS. One award of $500 will be given. 

Sustainability Award 
The Center for Regional Sustainability (CRS) fosters research; establishes collaborations across campus and with partners from business, government, and education; and generates solutions that enhance the natural environment, economic vitality, and social equity in the greater San Diego-Tijuana region. CRS sponsors the SDSU Student Research Symposium Sustainability Award to recognize student work that focuses on creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable world by integrating vital environmental, social, and economic needs of the present while ensuring future prosperity. One award of $250 will be given. 

Women in Engineering Awards
The Women-in-Engineering (WIE) award has been presented during the SDSU's yearly Student Research Symposium (SRS) event since 2015. This award aims to promote women student engineers/researchers from the College of Engineering at the undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS/PhD) degree education levels. The first, second and third prize amounts are $250, $200 and $150, respectively and will be awarded to the top three women engineers/researchers from the College of Engineering based on SRS oral/poster judging criteria. This award is sponsored by Prof. Satish Sharma, Director, Antenna and Microwave Lab (AML), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

HSI/AANAPSI Award 
The Office of HSI and Regional Affairs Student Research award goes to the top student whose research furthers our understanding of serving Latinx, Chicanx, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Pacific, Islander students in higher education, or contributes to the commitment to honor our designation as an HSI/AANAPSI. Two awards of $250 will be given. 

*Please note– Students receiving one award will not be considered for additional awards.