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Past Editorial Board

Executive Editors


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 Advisors


Dr. Chris Kitts, Professor of Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Review Board

Reviewers for the Spring 2017 Issue

Aiysha Mahmood, Biology
Leah Torres, Biomedical Engineering
Avity Norman, Graduate
Camille Vernon, Graduate