Science Symposium

The Science Symposium is an annual event held each spring semester as part of SSU’s Week of Research and Creativity. The Science Symposium showcases the scholarship and achievements of students from the School of Science and Technology and those receiving funding from the Center for Environmental Inquiry. Students present research posters and speak to attendees about their experiences. Public and community members are welcome to attend!

Faculty are encouraged to recruit students to present at the Symposium or to consider incorporating attendance into their class assignments. Participating in the Symposium is a great way for students to become actively involved in the science community and to gain experience in presenting their research.

Science Symposium 2020 Virtual Research Gallery

This year's research projects are presented in the SSU Virtual Research Gallery. From the virtual gallery, you can filter to the School of Science and Technology projects as well as to individual department's projects.

Science Symposium 2020 Award Winners

While we missed gathering for our annual showcase of research and scholarship, the Science Symposium 2020 Virtual Research Gallery is an outstanding demonstration of the research many of you collaborated on this year. Congratulations to all involved. We are excited to announce the 2020 award winners:

Best Poster Award
Presenter: Fabian Ramirez
Faculty Mentor: Omayra Ortega
Title: A Mathematical Model of Measles and its Vaccination

Big Picture Award
Presenter: Paris Krause and Brieanne Forbes
Faculty Mentors: Lisa Bentley
Title: Using Remote Sensing to Determine Aboveground Biomass of California Oak Species 

Bright Idea Award
Presenters: Jack Gable, Fabricio Gomez, Amit Grewal, Jennifer Juarez Yoc, John Molinari, Irene Monico, Alejandra Moreno, Tiffany Sem, Nayana Ulahannan, Gabriel Dantoc, Paris Krause
Faculty Mentor: Lisa Bentley
Title: Using Novel Photogrammetry Approaches to Estimate Ground Fire Fuel in a Northern California Oak-Woodland for Improved Fuels Management and Fire Modeling 

Science 120 - A Watershed Year - Award
Presenters: Abigail Harr, Kimberly Mercado, Hannah Osowski, and Danielle Rico-Romero
Faculty Mentor: Robin Glas
Title: How Have Past Fires Affected Today’s Vegetation and Soil Quality in Mediterranean Climates

Ongaro Family Green Science Awards

This year the inaugural Ongaro Family Green Science Awards, funded by a generous gift from SSU Physics alumnus Ernest Ongaro and his family’s company Ongaro and Sons, go to:

Ongaro Green Science Main Award
Presenters: Gabriel Quintero Plancarte and Beatriz Chimal
Faculty Mentors: Joseph Lin and Michael Cohen
Title: Sequential Microbial Fuel Cell: Vermifilter System for Treatment of Winery Wastewater

Ongaro Green Champion Award
Presenters: Joseph McGuire and Jorge Ruiz Gonzales
Faculty Mentor: Martha Shott
Title: Ramp Metering for Minimization of Traffic Emissions