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    Chapman University Student Research Day

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    Chapman University Student Research Day

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    Chapman University Student Research Day

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    Chapman University Student Research Day

» Chapman University Student Research Day (CUSRD)

This Semiannual Celebration highlights the breadth and depth of scholarly research and creative activity conducted by Chapman undergraduate and graduate students.  Student Research Day is a truly exciting day to learn about, explore and appreciate the efforts that students and faculty have put into a wide variety of research and creative activity projects across campus.

Fall 2016

Wednesday, December 7th

Sandhu Conference Center

Schedule of Events TBA

 Keynote Speaker


Nancy Perloff, Ph. D.

Curator, Modern & Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute


  • Abstract submission deadline – Tuesday, November 8th.
  • Poster printing available. Poster's must be uploaded to assigned Blackboard organization by Wednesday, November 30th.
  • All participants receive a copy of the Abstract Volume.
  • Present your research/creative activity in a poster format to fellow students, faculty, and community members.
  • All students presenting and their faculty mentors are invited to attend the lunch and keynote. 
  • OURCA Poster Design and Presentation Workshop - Learn how to grab the attention of your audience through layout, text, and images. Get tips on how to talk about your project and engage your audience.  Monday, November 14th.


Spring 2017 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

+ - Past Keynote Speakers

2016: Robert AkscynFounder and President of Knowledge Systems, Hypertext pioneer, First Chair of SIGLINK, ACM’s special Interest Group on Hypertext and the Web, honored by field colleagues via “Akscyn’s Law,” former Chairman of the Board for 4 high-technologies companies. Watch Robert Akscyn's Keynote!

+ - CUSRD Poster Printing Guidelines

Process for Submitting

  • You have been assigned to an organization in Blackboard. Log into Blackboard and click on your relevant CUSRD organization. Contact OURCA if you don't know your Blackboard organization.
  • Go to Users and Groups>Groups>Fall 2016 Posters >File Exchange>Add file.
  • Enter your name, email, and phone number in the "Name" field.
  • Upload your poster in PDF format only (not PowerPoint) with the file name "lastname.pdf"
  • Posters must be uploaded by Wednesday, November 30th for printing.

Format of Poster

  • Standard Size: 36'' x 48'' landscape version (See template)
  • White background only
  • Minimize exotic fonts/symbols which may complicate printing

Poster Printing & Pick-Up

You will be contacted to pick up your poster once printed and are responsible for bringing it to your poster session. Your poster will NOT be printed if all above formatting requirements are not met.

OURCA Deadlines & Events 2016-2017

FALL 2016

Grant Proposal Workshop
Thursday, October 27th 
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
AF 209C

Faculty Research Expo
Wednesday, November 9th
4:00 - 6:00 pm
BK 404
Friday, November 11th
4:00 pm
Monday, November 14th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
AF 209C

CU Student Research Day
Wednesday, December 7th
Times TBA
Sandhu Conference Center

CUSRD Lunch & Keynote Speaker
Invitation Only
Wednesday, December 7th
12:00 – 1:00 pm
BK 404


SURF Application Deadline
Wednesday, March 1st
March - TBA
April 3rd - 7th
Friday, April 14th
4:00 PM
April - TBA
Monday, May 8th
Wednesday, May 10th
Times TBA
Sandhu Conference Center
Invitation Only
Wednesday, May 10th
12:00 - 1:30 PM
BK 404

SURF Program
June 6th – August 12th

OURCA Contact

Smith Hall 101B

Mailing Address:

1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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