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Where Public-Impact Research Meets Real-World Solutions

During Research Week, SJSU showcases a diverse array of innovative research initiatives from across our campus, as well as our centers and institutes. Spanning five days, Research Week showcases over 200 student and faculty academic investigators, celebrated authors and ground-breaking researchers. Research Week connects the dots between our dynamic public impact research and its real-world applications.

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SJSU invites you to our inaugural 2023 Research Week!

The Division of Research and Innovation is collaborating with the SJSU King Library, the College of Graduate Studies, the Human Rights Institute, the College of Social Sciences, and the College of Science to host a week-long series of engaging events that highlight the breadth and depth of RSCA at SJSU.

Event Lineup

SpartUp Innovation Showcase.

SpartUp Innovation Showcase

Monday, April 24, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on the Paseo

The SpartUp Innovation Showcase features innovations and prototypes from SpartUp Incubator’s top startups as well as partners NASA-Ames, the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center, SJSU's Colleges of Science and Social Sciences, Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, Moss Landing Marine Labs and Spartan Racing. Hands-on product, service and technology demos will be displayed on the 7th Street Plaza.

No registration is needed! 

Student RSCA in Five.

Student RSCA Forum on Human Rights and Social Change

Tuesday, April 25, noon to 1:00 p.m., in the Student Union, Meeting Room 2B

Join us in person or watch online for a Student RSCA Forum presentation featuring four students discussing their research on topics related to human rights and social change. Presented in conjunction with the Human Rights Institute, students on this panel will engage in conversation about some of the challenges of human rights work and share their passion for this important field of study. Snacks and beverages will be served.

Watch online through Vimeo

Grad Slam.

Grad Slam

Tuesday, April 25, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., hosted by the College of Graduate Studies at the Hammer Theater

Grad Slam is a fast-paced competition where graduate students communicate their research, scholarship, or creative activity in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. This competition provides an avenue to communicate relevant and important topics. Students communicate their work with just one slide and in three minutes. Come join the excitement! This event will be livestreamed on Vimeo. 

Watch online through Vimeo

SJSU King Library, Author & Artist Celebration.

SJSU's Annual Author & Artist Celebration

Wednesday, April 26, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Room 225

Please join us in celebrating and honoring faculty and staff who have published a book or exhibited a significant work of art in the 2022 calendar year. Enjoy wine and appetizers while hearing from a distinguished speaker lineup including President Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Vincent Del Casino and R&I Leadership who will join other speakers in honoring the diversity of scholarship of our impressive faculty and staff. This event will be livestreamed in Vimeo. 

Watch online through Vimeo

College of Social Sciences Showcase.

College of Social Sciences Showcase of Student Research

Thursday, April 27, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Student Union, Meeting Room 2A

Please join us to learn about the cutting-edge research conducted by the undergraduate and graduate students who received research awards from the College of Social Sciences to advance their research. Students will present their research findings. All are welcome to attend the event and meet and support our amazing students!

No registration is needed.

2023 Celebration of Research.

Celebration of Research

Thursday, April 27, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (with ceremony from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and student poster viewing sessions before and after), in the Student Union, Ballroom

Please join us at our capstone event celebrating undergraduate and graduate students and their work on groundbreaking research taking place on SJSU campus. We will honor students in the Student RSCA Fellowship program, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, and the finalists of the Student RSCA Competition. The program will also announce the SJSU Research Foundation Early Career Investigator Award faculty winners and feature a performance from a faculty member in the College of Humanities and the Arts. Following the program will be a student poster session celebrating the research of over 60 students. All are welcome to the event! Snacks and beverages will be served.

Watch online through Vimeo

RSCA in Five.

RSCA in Five: Faculty Short Talks

Friday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Meeting Room 3

The penultimate event in our exciting jam-packed week is our RSCA in Five: Faculty Short Talks on the topic of Human Factors. We invite short, five-minute talks from research-active faculty members that are interdisciplinary, or from any angle that investigates human interactions with technology and systems used by humans. This event will be in person and livestreamed on Vimeo.

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College of Science 18th Annual Research Day.

18th Annual College of Science Research Day

Friday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Duncan Hall Breezeway (under Duncan Hall)

The College of Science Student Research Day is an annual celebration of research at which  undergraduates and Master’s students will present 100 posters describing their ongoing cutting-edge research. The posters involve over 300 student authors and 63 College of Science faculty mentors. 

No registration is needed.

Research at SJSU

For generations, SJSU has been a research-active institution that focuses on students. Our ethos as an innovative and just institution positions us as a provider of uniquely hands-on learning for one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, and as the most transformative universities in the country.

Our Partners

Logos of Research Week partners: King Library, Grad Slam, MLML, SpartUp, Nasa-Ames, SJSU colleges, Research and Innovation.