For any general questions or concerns about Symposium, please email .
For specific inquiries about the mission of the journal, Editorial Board, content qualifications, or policies, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.
Jenna Vacca, Kinesiology, Senior
“Symposium is an academic journal for students by students. It connects like-minded individuals and faculty by sharing research while promoting a sense of pride for their college. With Symposium, students can further develop and explore their interests in the areas of Math and Science.”
Clarisse Wangeline, English, Junior
“Information can empower and inspire people to do amazing things. I'm excited to be a part of Symposium, which affords students the opportunity to share their hard work and be supported by a close-knit community.”
Malamatenia Beryl Wilson, English, Senior
“Plato's Symposium revolves around discussion, debate, and discovery. Cal Poly's Symposium revolves around the same goals achieved through the intelligence an innovation of STEM students. I am thrilled to be able to witness and be a part of this academic journal.”
Elise Barsch, Journalism, Junior
"At a university founded on experiential learning, Cal Poly students are in a unique position to receive close guidance from faculty and do research as undergraduates. I am excited to be a part of Symposium, an interdisciplinary project that highlights the work of passionate COSAM students through Learn By Doing."
Andrew Fulton, Art & Design, Junior
"Symposium is such a unique project that allows students here at Cal Poly to showcase their best work with the help of our staff. Nothing says 'Learn by Doing' like students collaborating across majors to put together this magazine highlighting the best work coming from our College of Science & Math."
Naba Maryam Ahmed, Journalism, Junior
"Learn by Doing is what sets us apart at Cal Poly. I am excited to be on an interdisciplinary team that exhibits the motto of Learn by Doing by showcasing COSAM students' hard work and dedication.”
Faculty AdvisorsCOSAM FACULTY ADVISOR
Dr. Chris Kitts, Professor of Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Reviewers for the Spring 2016 Issue
Elsie Washburn, Biology
Tristan Nibbe, Physics
Simone Mangini, Biology
Isaac Gomez, Kinesiology
Avity Norman, Graduate
Michelle Huang, Biology
Interested in gaining experience as a Symposium editor? Review Editor positions are available to talented and dedicated students who have an interest in reading and selecting scientific material that will be published in Symposium. Reviewers should feel comfortable evaluating science topics and providing clear and constructive critique. From this experience, reviewers will gain a stronger understanding of the peer-review process in addition to becoming more confident in approaching scientific articles and more aware of the projects COSAM students are pursuing.
Symposium gives Review Editor priority to COSAM majors, however special exceptions are considered by the jurisdiction of the Editorial Board.
Prospective reviewers may contact the editors at to share their qualifications and special areas of interest.