Welcome to the 15th annual CSU Channel Islands Student Research Conference!

You can view the Conference Schedule above or to your right to find information about each session. You can also use the search bar to find where and when a specific presenter or presentation will be.

For the first time since 2019 students present their research posters in-person at California State University Channel Islands!

You will also find the schedule as well as the abstracts for presentations that students presented in-person on May 6th. We are excited to have students gather together to share their research and engage with one another on campus!

Participating in student research is an important part of any university. Students gain the confidence to function independently and apply critical thinking skills to further our understanding of the various topics they touch upon in the classroom. Faculty can apply high-impact practices one-on-one or with a small group of students, and potentially help further their own research agenda. Additionally, some of these projects may benefit the local community as well! With student research becoming even more important for students who wish to attend graduate school, we are proud to facilitate and exhibit the amazing work being done in the scholarly community.

This conference was made possible thanks to funding from Instructionally Related Activities, Channel Your Success, and support from PEEP students.

I would like to give a special thanks to everyone who helped run this in-person event:

First, Dr. Luis Sánchez, of the student research office, helped in every aspect of the planning and execution of the event

Joshua Soosai, Rolando Ochoa, Jennifer Herrera, Susana Willeford and the PEEP students who helped run the check-in deck

Brianne Goodman, events planning, and University Auxiliary Services

Michael McGarry, Teaching and Learning Innovations and CI Keys

For helping with judging and moderating I would like to thank Alumni Magaly Guzman, Librarian Allison Williams, MA, and Drs. Ahmed Awad, Jennifer Brown, José Luis Collazo, Beatrice de Oca, Scott Feister, Cynthia Flores, Jorge Garcia, Blake Gillespie, Ivona Grzegorczyk, Kimmy Kee-Rose, Kathleen Klompien, Peter Krause, HyeSun Lee, Daniel Lenz, David Medina, Monica Pereira, Jenn Perry, Isaac Quintanilla Salinas, Cindy Sherman, and Melissa Soenke

— Weldon Zane Smith, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Provisional Land Acknowledgement

As we gather together , we invite you all to take a moment to respectfully acknowledge the Chumash people (in Ventura County where our campus is located) and all the peoples on whose unceded sacred lands we variously meet. At CSU Channel Islands, we honor the stewardship of the Chumash past, present, and future, with gratitude for the land itself, which holds the stories and songs of indigenous peoples. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold CSU Channel Islands more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.