Student Project Showcase

This annual event features a variety of exciting student projects, highlighting our faculty's commitment to providing SF State students with hands-on experience in the discovery of new knowledge. Join us to see an array of projects in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geosciences, Geography, Math, Physics, and Psychology.

20th Annual Student Project Showcase

Friday, May 4, 2018
2 pm - 6:30 pm
Student Life Event Center (Annex I) 


Invitation to Student Project Showcase
Student Project Showcase flyer with information for participants


Competition Requirements

  • Participants must major in one of the disciplines in the College of Science & Engineering in the Fall '17 or Spring '18.
  • Projects must be related to one of the fields in the College of Science & Engineering.
  • Projects entered in a previous year may not be in the competition (they can be entered as 'display only' projects). 
  • Participants must complete and submit electronically the 2018 Student Project Showcase Registration Form. Registrations will be accepted until the maximum of 200 projects has been reached or by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to set up their stations starting at 10 am on May 4th. Once set up is done, they may take a break and come back by 1 pm to check in and get ready for the competition.
  • Participants must be available from 2 pm - 5 pm on May 4th to present their projects.



Registration will be accepted until the maximum of 200 projects has been reached or by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Register here for 20th Annual Student Project Showcase


"How to Make a Great Poster Presentation" Workshops will be held on:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12 - 1 pm, SCI 256
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, SCI 256


OfficeMax Impress is the recommended printing company for this year's Showcase.
First 60 projects to submit their poster printing to OfficeMax will receive FREE printing of 1 poster up to $60 (courtesy of COSE). You must carefully follow the directions on how to order your poster printing on OfficeMax Impress Printing flyer.



2 pm - Student Project Showcase Begins
Meet future scientists, psychologists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer programmers.

5 pm - Alumni & Friends Reception
Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres while mingling with your friends, fellow competitors, faculty, and staff.

5:30 pm - Welcome from Dr. Carmen Domingo, Interim Dean, College of Science & Engineering

5:35 pm - Expository Talk by Dr. Pleuni Pennings and Dr. Misty Kuhn
What Makes an Enzyme Involved in Antibiotic Resistance Tick

6 pm - Awards Ceremony: Entrepreneurship Program Awards and Student Project Showcase Awards


For more information on the event, contact Lannie Nguyen at


Past Student Showcase Events