Celebrate Student Excellence

Cascades Research and Scholarship Symposium

The Cascades Research and Scholarship Symposium (CRSS) is an annual showcase of OSU-Cascades students’ research and projects. The symposium provides an opportunity for participants to share individual or group research conducted with OSU-Cascades faculty, and capstone projects with the larger OSU-Cascades and Central Oregon community.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Tykeson Hall, Room 111 and the Dining Building


Students, staff, faculty and community members are encouraged to attend the symposium to support and view the hard work and achievements of OSU-Cascades students. Please read posters, ask questions and enjoy refreshments.


On campus parking will be free from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for event attendees.

Interested in volunteering at the event? Complete our volunteer form.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts show will take place the evening of the symposium. Art will be displayed during the symposium for viewing.


If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at OSU-Cascades and have been working on a research project, capstone, or other form of scholarship, we encourage you to participate in the annual Cascades Research and Scholarship Symposium.

Why should I participate?

You’ve put in a lot of hard work, so why not show it off? Presenting and discussing your work with students, faculty and the community provides a great opportunity to learn and grow within your discipline, and fine tune your critical thinking and creativity skills. Also, presenting at this symposium is an achievement future graduate programs and employers value. Participants receive a certificate of completion after the event.

What does participation entail?

Participants must:

  • Attend the entire event
  • Design a 4’ X 3’ poster describing their project
  • Submit a final title and description

How do I participate?

Interested in participating? To participate you need to find a faculty sponsor and submit an application by Friday, May 5.

Submit an application to present by clicking the following link, filling out the form, and hitting submit! Please only submit once per poster. Click here for the form.

Poster Printing

Submit posters for printing by Wednesday, May 17 at 11:59 p.m. Follow these steps to submit for FREE poster printing:

If you miss this deadline, there are a limited number of opportunities to print your poster at OSU Cascades, however, this will require you to perform the printing. If you already have a poster printed, or you will be printing this yourself, then you only need to make certain that you are signed up to “participate” in the event (see above).

Where can I get help?

The library’s website has tips and resources for research and poster development. Visit the library in Tykeson 202 for assistance in-person, or via email at library@osucascades.edu.

Attend the following events to perfect your poster, and elevator pitch:

  • The Art of the Elevator Pitch - May 17 at 1 p.m. in Tykeson Hall 111
    • Learn how to give a standout elevator pitch for research presentations and more

What are some past examples?

  • OSU-Cascades Student Perspectives of Campus Climate
  • K-12 curricula regarding Native American Culture and Native American History
  • Beaver Dam Analogs for Riparian Restoration of a Desert Stream
  • Engineering Capstone Projects
  • Caseworkers Perceptions of the Experiences of Youth in Foster Care
  • Wages among Oregon’s Early Childhood Educators, an Early Literacy Program
  • Suicide Prevention Practices in the Military System