Is it too late to submit a proposal to present?
Yes. The deadline was February 16. We are no longer accepting proposals.
How will I know whether I've been selected to present?
The Proposal Committee will meet in early March and you and your Honors Director/ Coordinator will be notified via e-mail on your abstract's status by mid-March.
How many proposals did you receive?
We received about 185 proposals this year.
How are proposals selected?
A Proposal Committee made up of Bay Area honors professors screens all proposals and selects those that will be presented at the Symposium. This is an anonymous process meaning that your name and college are kept secret until the selection process is completed. In the event of "close calls", please note that proposals from Northern California Colleges will be given preference.
While we are limited by classroom space to the number of presentations we can choose, we also only select those which are truly oustanding. We really mean it when we say this Symposium features the "Best Honors Student Research". In past years this has meant choosing between 70-85 proposals, but quality, before numbers, drives the selection process.
Who is eligible to present at the Symposium?
Any California community college Honors Student is eligible to present at the Symposium. The work for your presentation should have been done from Spring 2013 up to the present.
Can I just attend the Symposium without being a presenter?
Absolutely! The majority of attendees are there to support their chosen colleagues and enjoy a day of intellectual stimulation.The registration to attend the Symposium will be through this website and will go live in March.