SSU Science Symposium

Science Symposium Logo

Proudly presented by
School of Science and Technology and the Center for Environmental Inquiry

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
SSU Student Center Ballroom

Symposium Flyer (pdf)

Symposium Program (pdf)

The School of Science & Technology and the Center for Environmental Inquiry are co-hosting the 4th Annual SSU Science Symposium on May 4, 2016 at the SSU Student Center. The symposium is featured as a section of the campus-wide Symposium on Research and Creativity, which combines previously separate events, including the McNair Scholars Symposium, the Science Symposium, and the Society and Culture Undergraduate Research Forum (SCURF). The Science Symposium section showcases the scholarship and achievements of students from A Watershed Year FYE, the School of Science and Technology, and the WATERS Collaborative.

Prizes will be awarded for outstanding research presentations. We encourage faculty to recruit students to present at the Symposium or to consider incorporating attendance into their class assignments.

The Symposium includes refreshments and is open to ALL students, faculty, staff, and members of the public. Participating in the Symposium is a great way for students to become actively involved in the science community.

Agenda and Program

  • 4-5:30 pm Freshman SCI 120 Research Talks
  • 4-6 pm Poster Session and Reception
  • 6 pm Awards Presentations

Pre-Registration - Required

Deadline: Tuesday MARCH 22 at 5 pm. All presenters must pre-register. Only a title and contact information is required for pre-registration. Students that do not pre-register will not be allowed to register.


Deadline: APRIL 25. All SST presenters, WATERS fund recipients, and Norwick Fund recipients should register. Abstracts must be submitted at the time of registration. All registered participants qualify for AWARDS and receive a FREE t-shirt.

For questions please contact Cory Oates:

Poster Preparation Support

The SSU Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Experiences (SOURCE) will be providing free-of-charge poster printing to any student that attends one of the following workshops on poster preparation. All workshops are hosted in Schulz 1125:

March 28: 9-10 am or 2-3 pm
March 29: 9-10 am or 2-3 pm
March 30: 2-3 pm
April 1: 10-11 am or 1-2 pm

Deadline: April 25. Workshop attendees submitting an electronic copy of their poster by April 25 will have their poster printed free of charge in the SOURCE office. Posters may also be printed for a fee at Campus Prints on campus or an off-campus print shop (e.g. FedEx Kinkos).

Directions and Parking

The Science Symposium is hosted on the 3rd Floor of the new SSU Student on the Sonoma State University campus.

Directions to Sonoma State University Campus: From the SSU Maps page, locate the south entrance of campus.

Direction to the SSU Student Center: Select Student Center in "Go to location".

Parking: Parking permits are required on the day of the event and can be purchased at any of the parking kiosks on campus. Parking for the day is $5 general parking, $8 in parking lot D adjacent to the Student Center.

The SSU Science Symposium is made possible with funding from the Sonoma County Water Agency WATERS Collaborative, the School of Science & Technology, and the SOURCE office.