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Research Distinction

Be recognized for your engagement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities!

The Research Distinction Application is open throughout the year*.

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 in an academic or professional conference
  3. publish completed findings or results in a discipline-appropriate format (such as a full paper in a journal)

Awarding the Distinction

On successful completion of the 3 requirements listed above, students will be awarded the Research Distinction. The Research Distinction is awarded twice a year, but presented at the Annual Scholar Recognition.

Please email the Office of Undergraduate Research at our-cpp@cpp.edu if you have any questions.