17th Annual
Student Project & Research Symposium
A Celebration of Student Excellence "

Thursday, April 15, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00

In Conjunction with the 7th Annual Community Open House Day 

This 2021 Student Project & Research Symposium (SP&RS) is open to all City College students. The Symposium is co-sponsored by the City College Academic Senate. Participants will be given the opportunity to present their original projects and research through posters, oral presentations, spoken word, video, artistic displays and performances.
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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 5, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.     



Students must work with a faculty mentor before submitting an application. The faculty mentor must review the completed application before it is submitted.
►DEADLINE: Only online registrations will be accepted. Registration closes Friday, April 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m
               All applications received on or before April 9 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 14. Please work with your mentor to complete your project.



Poster Presentations

Posters must be displayed between 9 am and 1 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.


Pre-Recorded Presentations

Recorded presentations will be scheduled between 9 am and 12:30 pm. Presentations are limited to 5 minutes. Time limits will be enforced. Faculty mentors must review and approve the final presentations before they are submitted. The Symposium Organizers will coordinate the presentation schedule with all presenters.


Communication Showcase

Communication Showcase will be scheduled between 11:15 and 12:15 pm. 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 ( ) will coordinate your participation in the event.



Spoken Word will be scheduled between  12:30 and 1 pm. Entries are limited to 3 minutes and students may submit a maximum of 2 entries (pending room in the program for multiple presentations). In addition to completing the online application, please submit a copy of your Spoken Word entry by email to Professor Deanna Shelton ( ). Spoken word can include performance poetry, poetry readings, storytelling, commentary, or VAMP.


Faculty Mentors

They Symposium Committee is grateful to faculty mentors for supporting students in the pursuit of academic excellence. 
Role: 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