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Symposium: a Student Journal of Science and Mathematics

Connect through Symposium

Symposium seeks motivated Cal Poly students who are interested in new and exciting opportunities that will allow them to connect…

  • with students
  • with faculty
  • with future employers
  • with scientific ideas

What is Symposium?

Symposium is a developing student-written and student-run academic journal. The journal will promote discussion on the science topics the students of the College of Science and Mathematics (COSAM) investigate in their classes, labs and senior projects. 

Symposium’s Goals

Mission: The articles published in Symposium will give voice to the students of COSAM. COSAM students will be able to share scientific proposals, research and scholarship that demonstrate Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing. Symposium will provide an opportunity to unite disciplines across the university and showcase the quality work produced by the students of COSAM.

What will Symposium offer you?

  1. Share: Share course work, projects, research reflections and more.
  2. Discuss: Discuss science with peers and professionals.
  3. Experience: Gain experience in publishing, peer-review process and leadership.
  4. Achievement: Show your achievements in COSAM!

How can you be involved?

Interested in gaining experience as a Symposium editor? 

Review editor positions are available to students who have an interest in reading and selecting the work that is published in Symposium. Review editors, also known as reviewers, should feel comfortable evaluating science topics and providing constructive critique. At the end of the peer review process, reviewers will come out of this experience 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 the Editorial Board will consider special exceptions.

Prospective reviewers may contact the editors at to share their qualifications and special areas of interest.

Become an Author

Symposium encourages students to be a part of science discussion by submitting COSAM research, senior projects, and more. For more information on how to submit, visit Symposium's Digital Commons Website.


For additional information or questions please email

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