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Research Distinction

Be recognized for your engagement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities at Cal Poly Pomona!

The Research Distinction, awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Research, recognizes students who have exhibited exceptional commitment to the research, scholarship, and creative activities communities and have embraced the "Learning-by-Doing" culture at Cal Poly Pomona. Students who fulfill all the requirements for the Research Distinction are awarded a certificate of recognition and a Graduation Pin.

To qualify for the distinction, students must:

  1. conduct research, scholarship, or creative activities with a faculty mentor
  2. present findings or results to an academic or professional conference
  3. publish completed findings or results in a discipline-appropriate format (such as a full paper in a journal)

The application for the Research Distinction is open throughout the year. However, the deadline to make it into the 2018 RSCA Scholar Recognition is May 1, 2018. Students who apply after the deadline for the RSCA Scholar Recognition may be awarded the RD on a rolling basis. The certificate and pin will be available for pick up from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Please email the Office of Undergraduate Research at if you have any questions.