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The OUR-CPP calendar will provide information on research related activities across campus. These activities will include orientations, workshops on research topics, as well as conference, scholarship, and research program application deadlines.

The programs are organized by the deadline dates, so events with earlier deadlines may appear first.

Please contact OUR-CPP if you would like a research event posted here.

2014-15 Academic Year Research Calendar




Society for the Advancement of Hispanic/Latinos and Native Americans (SACNAS) - Interdisciplinary. Highly Interactive. Transformative. The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.

Los Angeles Convention Center

October 16-18, 2014

Abstract Deadline:
July 14, 2014

Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 17, 2014 (higher fees for registration after deadline)

Posters on the Hill Abstract Submission Opens - Each Spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts Posters on the Hill (POH) in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill. Students from all over the country are selected on acompetitive basis to present their research posters at an event that hosts invited guests, including a number of Senators, Congressional Representatives, Congressional Staff, federal agency program officers and the science press corps. Students will have an opportunity to meet withtheir Representatives, attend field trips, and hear from speakers who are innovators and participants in undergraduate research.

April 2015

Application Open: September 2, 2014

Application Deadline: November 5, 2014

Notice of Acceptance: February 2015

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) - The largest, professional conference for minority students to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). More than 500 representatives from graduate programs at US colleges and universities as well as scientists from government agencies, foundations, and professional scientific societies join ABRCMS in the exhibitors program to share information about graduate school and summer internship opportunities.

November 12-15, 2015

Travel Award Applications: September 5 and October 3, 2014

Early Bird Registration: November 21, 2014

National Conference on Undergraduate Research Abstract Submissions Open - The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. NCUR2015 will be hosted by Eastern Washington University.

April 16-18, 2015

Application Open: September 29, 2014

Application Deadline: December 2, 2014

Notice of Acceptance: January 2015

Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) - SCCUR is broadly multi-disciplinary including the sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts and performing arts.

Faculty Mentor must submit an online request form by September 30th. The request form is available online. Submit your abstract and notify OUR-CPP if your abstract is accepted by Otober 27th to receive the Office of Research registration code.

CSU Fullerton Titan Student Union

November 22, 2014

Abstract Deadline: October 6, 2014

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 7, 2014 (Registration fees will not be paid for late registration)

Overview of 2014-15 Research Opportunities

Meet OUR-CPP staff and learn more about how you can get involved in undergraduate research. Learn more about the application process and what faculty reviewers are looking for.

October 7, 2014

12 noon to 1pm

Contact OUR-CPP for location information.
McNair Prep provides eligible students with the opportunity to participate in workshops and cohort building activities that introduce students to undergraduate research and graduate school preparation.  McNair Prep is open to all CPP students and specifically designed to help freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfer student who are interested in applying to undergraduate research programs on and off campus. Fall 2014 to June 2015

Application Deadline: October 10, 2014

The Engineering Scholars Program (ESP) aims to increase the educational and career opportunities for academically talented, financially disadvantaged students who are pursuing degrees in engineering fields.  Benefits include faculty and career mentoring, conducting undergraduate research, and workshops to increase your success at CPP. Fall 2014 to June 2015 Application Deadline: October 14, 2014
President's Special Travel Fund provides scholarships to students who participate in research and encourage presentation of research results at regional and national conferences. The work to be presented must have been completed while the student was a Cal Poly Pomona student (including summer programs at Cal Poly Pomona and other institutions). Students are eligible for one scholarship per academic year. Modest funding for Cal Poly Pomona faculty mentors to accompany the student presenters is also available. The funding for faculty is limited to conference registration fees. Travel between September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015

Application Deadline: October 20, 2014

Notice of Award: mid-December 2014

Notice of Acceptance: January 16, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop

Staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research will discuss opportunities for you to get involved in research at CPP.

November 4, 2014

12 noon to 1pm

Contact OUR-CPP for location information.

Kellogg FuTURE Programs  - The Kellog Undergraduates Scholars Program (KUSP) and Kellogg FuTURE Mini-Grants are endowments from the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. They will fund both scholarships for students to complete research as well as supplies for faculty mentors.

Winter and Spring 2015

Application Deadline: November 6, 2014

Notice of Acceptance: TBD

CalBridge (California State University to University of California Bridge Program) - Partnership between California Community Colleges, CSU, and UC to increase number of students continuing in astronomy graduate programs.

Fall and Winter Recruitment Visit program website

CAMPARE (California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education) - A ten-week summer intership at a partnering university or research institution.

Fall and Winter Recruitment Visit program website

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) - Supports underrepresented minorities wanting to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) graduate degrees.

Academic Year and Summer Recruitment Visit program website

Science Eduational Enhancement Services (SEES/CA Wellness Program) - Academic support and research fellowships to prepare students for STEM careers.

Academic Year and Summer Recruitment Visit program website

McNair Scholars Program - Academic support and research internship to prepare students for doctoral study.

Winter Recruitment Visit program website

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Bridges to Stem Cell Training Program - Pairs students with research labs in partnering non-profic institutions.

Winter Recruitment Visit program website

3rd Annual Cal Poly Pomona Student Research Conference (CPP SRC) - Present your research in front of your colleagues and campus community. Ten students, or student teams, will be given an award. These students will also be eligible to represent CPP in the CSU system-wide competition held in May of 2015. This event is open to the public and you may invite your family and friends from off-campus.

March 6, 2015

University Library 1 to 4 pm

Bronco Student Center 4 to 6 pm

Abstract Deadline: January 16, 2015

Notice of Acceptance: February 2015

Psychology and Sociology Deparment Symposium - The Lowel Overton Undergraduate Research Symposium aims to showcase students' research as well as provide a venue for students to practice delivering presentations for regional and national conferences.

April 17, 2015

 1 to 4 pm

Building 5, Room 123

Visit program website

Social Science Research and Instructional Center (SSRIC)  - The CSU, SSRIC Student Research Conference is modeled on professional conferences in the social sciences. The Council invites both undergraduate and graduate students, from all CSU and California Community College campuses and in all areas of the social sciences, to present their research to their peers.

May 2015

Application Open: January 2015

Application Deadline: April 2015

California State University (CSU) System-Wide Student Research Competition - Event is open to students and general public. Come and see the best research from all of 22 CSU campuses represented. More information to be provided at it becomes available.

Award for top presenters and nomination to present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

CSU San Bernardino

May 1-2, 2015
Abstract Deadline:    March 16, 2015

College of Science Project Symposium - Hosted annually in the University Quad in front of Building 8. More information to be provided as it becomes available.

May 29, 2015

Noon to 2 pm

Visit program website

College of Engineering Project Symposium- The Engineering Project Symposium provides an opportunity for students across the college to present their projects for review by faculty, industry representatives, other students, and guests. This is a significant learning experience stressing teamwork, organization, and communication - important elements in an engineering career.

May 29, 2015 Visit program website

McNair Scholars Program Symposium - Every year at the end of Spring quarter, The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program brings our scholars together to present their culminating research projects at our annual research symposium . The McNair Scholars Research Symposium is a celebration of our scholars' research and the perfect opportunity for our students to showcase their hard work. 

June 5, 2015 Visit program website

CPP Summer Research Seminars - A research seminar is hosted every week and researchers present from both on and off-campus. More information to be provided as it becomes available.

July to August 2015 TBD
CPP Summer Research Programs Symposium - Come and see research completed by CPP students, as well as students from other institutions who completed research over the summer, present their final projects. More information to be provided as it becomes available. August 2015