Want to Present?

Students who want to present at the Symposium need to submit a written proposal by the February 14, 2023 deadline. To be eligible to speak at this year’s Symposium each presenter must be a current member of their Community College Honors Program, and the research should have been conducted at that college during the 2021-22 or 2022-23 academic years .

Submissions are anonymously screened by a committee made up of honors faculty who select well-written proposals featuring high-quality academic research. Being selected to present is highly competitive. At the most recent event in 2019 we received 208 proposals and selected 94.

Proposal Details

Each submitted proposal should have the following information

  • Title and 1-sentence description
  • 150-word abstract which summarizes the driving question & results
  • 50-word methodology which details the process used in the research project
  • Up to 5 resources in MLA or APA format
  • Associated paper or essay (Optional, though strongly encouraged)

CLICK HERE for advice about preparing your proposal and samples.


General Symposium Questions: Professor Jennifer Saito, jsaito@losmedanos.edu

General Proposal Questions: Professor Eva Mo, Modesto Junior College, moe@yosemite.edu

Specific Questions about Your Proposal: Your Honors Director/Coordinator

Please identify which college you are from when emailing your questions.