Student Project & Research Symposium
"A Celebration of Student Excellence"
9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 7, 2015
Schedule, Communications Showcase, Oral Presentations
Performances, Fine Art Displays, Event Map
Past Student Profiles and Testimonials (PDF)
Photo Highlights (PowerPoint): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
This 2015 Student Project & Research Symposium (SP&RS) is open to all City College students. Participants will be given the opportunity to present their original projects and research through posters, oral presentations, spoken word, video, artistic displays and performances.
Interested students are invited to submit an application for this annual symposium. Please read all information below before applying.
Applications are due by
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 p.m
The Symposium is co-sponsored by the City College Academic Senate.
Students must work with a faculty mentor before submitting an application. The faculty mentor must review the completed application before it is submitted.
Only online registrations will be accepted. Registration closes Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.
All applications received on or before April 20 will be reviewed by the Symposium Organizing Committee. The Committee reserves the right to "accept" or "not accept" applications. Applicants will be sent an e-mail confirmation with their application status by April 23. Please work with your mentor to complete your project.
Posters must be displayed between 9 am and 2 pm. Presenters are expected to adjust their schedules to remain with their posters as much as possible to answer any questions and discuss their research with attendees. Exceptions are made for attending classes. Please see the "Poster Guidelines (PDF)" for detailed instructions. Faculty mentors must review and approve the final posters before they are presented. Please plan to set-up your poster in Gorton Quad between 7 am and 9 am on the day of the symposium.
Oral PowerPoint Presentations
Oral presentations will be scheduled between 11:10 am and 12:30 pm. Oral presentations are limited to 6 minutes. Time limits will be enforced. Faculty mentors must review and approve the final oral presentations and PowerPoint's before they are presented. The Symposium Organizers will coordinate the presentation schedule with all presenters.
Communication Showcase applicants will be referred by a faculty member in Speech, Radio, TV, Film, or Journalism. Your participation will include a presentation in the form of a speech or an excerpt from a project in Radio, TV, Film, or Journalism. Please work with your mentor to complete the project. Professor Erin Engstrom (email@example.com) will coordinate your participation in the event.
They Symposium Committee is grateful to faculty mentors for supporting students in the pursuit of academic excellence. The role of the faculty mentor is very important in the research process. Faculty mentors have the following responsibilities:
- Identify students who are outstanding candidates for presenting their work in the Symposium
- Approve a student's Symposium application before it is submitted
- Work with participating students to complete their research project
- Work with participating students to complete their presentation
- Attend the Symposium to view the participating student's presentation
Application (Online Form) -
- Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.
- Note: For "Oral Presentations" - In addition to completing the online application, please submit a draft copy of your PowerPoint presentation by email to Professor Erin Engstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sample Completed Application (PDF)
Poster Guidelines (PDF)
Sample Poster Presentation (PowerPoint)
Poster Presentations - Sample Rubric (PDF)
PowerPoint Presentations - Official Rubric (PDF)
Questions about the Student Project & Research Symposium may be directed to the Symposium Organizing Committee by calling (619) 388-3156.
Symposium Organizing Committee
Rafael Alvarez, MESA Director
Heidi Bunkowske, Public Information Officer
Misael Camarena, Professor of Mathematics
Dotti Cordell, Director of Student Health Services
and Co-Chair Institutional Assessment Committee
James Covalt, Professor of Chemistry
Erin Engstrom, Communication
Jaime Estrada, Professor of Spanish
Farrell Foreman, Professor of English
George Jessup, Professor of Mathematics
Herald Kane, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Deanna Shelton, Communication
Carol Withers, Professor and City College Librarian