For the eighth consecutive year, Cal Poly Pomona students were among the top presenters at the 22nd Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, which was held at Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 22.
A total of 166 students and 46 faculty mentors from Cal Poly Pomona participated in the conference, and 58 oral and poster presentations were made. CPP was second only to the host campus.
“The consistently high participation in the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research is a clear indication that ‘learn-by-doing’ is alive and well on our campus,” said Frank Ewers, the associate vice president for research. “Undergraduate research is one of several high-impact practices on our campus that have been shown to enhance student success.”
Students presented scholarly work in 15-minute presentations chaired by faculty moderators or in poster sessions.
The College of Engineering led with 22 presentations, including 19 oral reports. The College of Science followed with 20, including three oral presentations. The College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences delivered eight presentations, six of which were oral. The College of Agriculture made five presentations, including two oral reports. The College of Environmental Design accounted for two presentations, including one oral. A student from the College of Business Administration made an oral presentation.
Among presentations by departments, biology, chemistry and physics were the top from the College of Science. Civil, chemical and material engineering and aerospace were the top presenters from the College of Engineering. Psychology, sociology, art, English literature, public administration and history were the main presenters from the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences.
Computer information systems represented the College of Business Administration. Architecture and graphic design represented the College of Environmental Design.
Overall, nearly 1,500 students and 400 faculty mentors from 86 institutions from across the region and country journeyed to the conference. More than 750 presentations were made.
The conference was founded in 1993 by representatives from local colleges and universities. The aim is to support undergraduate research from all academic disciplines.