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Past Symposia

2018 Event (In the news)

Abstracts: 2018 list of presenters and abstracts.


First Author, $1,500:  Jonathan Stockman (In the news)

Title: Accommodating the Baby-boomer Generation  

Faculty sponsors: Rachel Ridnor, Sociology & Chris Quinn, Geography

Jonathan Stockman andone of his mentors Rachel Ridnor

Best Poster Presentation, $500: Mahdokt Hamidan

Fruit Preservation Cream, 
Faculty sponsor, Amy Hellman, Chemistry

Best Presentation of Project, $500:  Lyvia Yoho

Media and its Selective Reporting of Crime, Faculty sponsor, Ulrike Green, Anthropology

Best Presentation of Research, $500: Jonathan Stockman

Accommodating the Baby-boomer Generation, Faculty sponsors, Rachel Ridnor, 

Sociology & Chris Quinn, Geography

Runner-up Poster 
Presentation, $100: 
Adolfo Alan Garduno, Alondra Chavez, Trang Troung, Khiara Bankston, James Kerrigan, Oceana Russo, and Jolly Tardos

How Social Media Use Influenced by Self-Esteem and Underlying Internal Factors Affects Social Relationships and Psychological Health in College Students, 
Faculty sponsors, Lien Pham, Psychology & Ura Masako, Psychology (In the news)

Runner-up Presentation of Project, $100: Jocelyn Rodriquez
The Evolution of Anxiety, Faculty sponsor, Jan Goerrissen, Biology

Runner-up Presentation of
Research, $100: Jonathan Sorenson
Aquaponics as a preferential alternative to traditional farming methods in regards to plant growth, faculty sponsor, Robert Ellis, Marine Science

Event Album:

All the participants and the planning committee

Event Organizers:

Planning team

2017 Event

Abstracts: 2017 list of presenters and abstracts.


Best overall presentation:  Ryan Banh  

Affordable Housing & Housing Affordability in Orange County, Faculty sponsor: Chris Quinn, Geography

Ryan Bahn grand prize winner of the symposum with Dean Dr. Michael Sutliff 


Best Poster Presentation: Katherine Conway

The Cause and Effect Relationship Between Exercise and Depression in Community College Students, Faculty sponsor: Dr. Hannah Kang, Psychology

Best Presentation of Literature Review:  Sebastian Valadez 

Fermentation & The Microbiome, Faculty sponsor: Richard Pittman, Food & Nutrition

Award of Merit:  Jessica Vieira 

Utilizing Priming to Determine Cultural Effects on Narcissism, Faculty sponsor: Dr. Hannah Kang, Psychology

Contact Information

Rachel Ridnor -

Duy Pham  -

Organizing Team

Contact Information

Rachel Ridnor -

Duy Pham  -

Organizing Team

Duy Pham • Rachel Ridnor • Hannah Kang • Jerome Fang  Amy Hellman  Kelli Elliott • Ulrike Green  Robert Ellis • Jon Mochizuki • Brent Rudmann • Dean Abernathy • Shazia Aziz • Brittni Doty • Guido Sendowsky • Michael Sutliff • Tara Giblin