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:
- conduct research, scholarship, or creative activities with a faculty mentor
- present findings or results in an academic or professional conference
- 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 receive the Research Distinction. The Research Distinction is awarded at the Annual Scholar Recognition