It is with great pleasure that we welcome students and faculty of California State University, San Bernardino to our 6th annual “Meeting of the Minds” Student Research Symposium- the university-wide event that highlights the outstanding research and creative projects of our students and their faculty mentors. This event is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity, innovation, and academic scholarship of undergraduate and graduate students and provide a platform in which they can share with the campus community.
Over the past five years, this symposium has seen tremendous growth, from the number of students that have given presentations, to the number of faculty who have served as moderators and who encourage their students to participate. This year, there are over 250 student participants- that’s 17 percent more students presenting than the last academic year. To the faculty, we thank you for your contribution, and we congratulate the students for your eagerness to share your hard work with your peers. The OSR has supported well over 1000 students this academic year, by way of research and travel funding, various employment opportunities, and workshops, with many new developments on the horizon. The focal point of our department is, and will always be, to facilitate student support and growth.
With an unprecedented number of student applications, our presentation agenda showcases a superb representation of each of the academic colleges and their departments. Furthermore, this year’s symposium will acknowledge Student Honoree Diana Robinson, who will provide a presentation on her research titled “Women Who Perpetrate Partner Violence: The Role of Emotion Regulation and Attachment Insecurity.” Dr. Stacey Fraser and her students will give a special performance titled, “Monkey See, Monkey Do,” and Dr. Juan Delgado’s poetry students will give a reading entitled “Three Voices in Poetry.” Also, a very special presentation will be given from Sheren Shihadeh regarding refugees entitled “Social and Cultural Integration Process Among Syrian Refugees in the United States,” followed by a recognition of the 2017 Research and Creative Activity Mentor Awards.
We thank you for your support and hope you enjoy the symposium.
Francisca and Christina