Intensive Summer Experience Symposium 2020

Join students as they showcase the results of their Pomona College-funded summer research and internships, as well as independent projects, online from September 21-25, 2020. Asynchronous content from more than 400 student projects will be available for viewing throughout the Symposium, and live sessions will be broadcast from 7 – 9  p.m. (PDT) each day.

The Symposium’s virtual platform will be available beginning September 21. At that time, Pomona students, faculty and staff should sign up with their @pomona.edu email addresses and create a password. Pomona families and alumni received invitations to attend the Symposium as well, and should reach out to families@pomona.edu or alumni@pomona.edu with any questions about how to register.

Pomona students have accomplished much during this extraordinary summer. Join them as they share the results of their hard work and the effect these opportunities have had academically, professionally and personally.


Schedule

Monday, September 21

Schedule subject to change
Presentation links will be available on the virtual platform

7 - 7:30 p.m. (PDT)

Legacies of Military Conflict in the Twentieth Century
Moderator: Miguel Tinker Salas, Leslie Farmer Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of History and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies; Coordinator of Latin American Studies 
Student panelists: Thea Barovick, Lerick Gordon-Cuevas, Inaki Unzue, David Yu

7:40 - 8:10 p.m. (PDT)

Biological Studies
Moderator
: Frances Hanzawa, Associate Professor of Biology
Student panelists: Olivia DeAngelis, Leina Gries, Jacob Ligorria, Teodelina Martelli, Wiljeen Paul, Emma van der Veen

8:20 - 8:50 p.m. (PDT)

Algorithms, Programming, and Computational Modeling
Moderator
: Dean Gerstein, Director of Sponsored Research, Office of Dean of the College
Student panelists: Emil Adams, Alan Guo, Kirsten Housen, George Johnson, Gabriel Konar-Steenberg

Tuesday, September 22

Schedule subject to change
Presentation links will be available on the virtual platform

7 - 7:30 p.m. (PDT)

Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Aural and Visual Experiences
Moderators: Giovanni Ortega, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, and Alfred Cramer, Associate Professor of Music; Music Theory
Student panelists: Victor Chai, Angelikah Chun, Benjamin Cote, Vanessa Dalpiaz

7:40 - 8:10 p.m. (PDT)

Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Moderator: Robert Gaines, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College; Edwin F. and Martha Hahn Professor of Geology
Student panelists: Theo Brown, GiGi Buddie, Isabel Callahan, August Cosinuke, Dylan Elliott

8:20 - 8:50 p.m. (PDT)

Literature and Media
Moderator: Jonathan Lethem, Roy Edward Disney '51 Professor of Creative Writing and Professor of English
Student panelists: Russell Hillabrand, Paul Mailhot-Singer, Eva Molina, Fredo Moreno, Nina Potischman, Krystal Yang

Wednesday, September 23

Schedule subject to change
Presentation links will be available on the virtual platform

7 - 7:30 p.m. (PDT)

Cultural and Environmental Studies Tied to the Land
Moderator
: Colleen Rosenfeld, Associate Professor of English
Student panelists: Adrian Chinen, Katherine Gelsey, John Gibson, Cordelia Isbell, Soksamnang Lim, Rohan Gowda Thanh Quang 

7:40 - 8:10 p.m. (PDT)

Explorations Involving Gender and Women's Studies
Moderator
: Giovanni Ortega, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance
Student panelists: Kenia Garcia-Ramos, Rachel Howard, Tony Jin, Rebecca Magnan, Hersheeta Suri

8:20 - 8:50 p.m. (PDT)

Musical Connections to Interdisciplinary Studies
Moderator
: Melissa E. Givens, Assistant Professor of Music; Voice
Student panelists: Rosie Corr, Nam Do, Kyra Madunich, Maria Jose Najas, Jack Szulc-Donnell, Dylan Yin

Thursday, September 24

Schedule subject to change
Presentation links will be available on the virtual platform

7 - 7:30 p.m. (PDT)

Politics and Public Policy
Moderator
: Amanda Jorgensen, Grants Administrator, Office of Dean of the College
Student panelists: Xander Bartone, Samantha Meyer, Benjamin Reicher, Katherine Siegenthaler, Nathan Tran, Zachary Wakefield

7:40 - 8:10 p.m. (PDT)

The Rise of Alternative Energy and Transportation
Moderator
: David Tanenbaum, Associate Dean of the College; Professor of Physics
Student panelists: Adam Dvorak, Maya Nitschke-Alonso, Solomon Olshin, Noah Shapiro, Erin Slichter

8:20 - 8:50 p.m. (PDT)

New Directions in Healthcare
Moderator
: Paul Hardister, Associate Director, Employer Relations & Experiential Programs, Career Development Office
Student panelists: Clark Baker, Jocelyn Duran Martinez, Stephen Fatuzzo, Edmund Havener, Charlie Yun

Friday, September 25

Schedule subject to change
Presentation links will be available on the virtual platform

7 - 7:30 p.m. (PDT)

Communities in Many Forms
Moderator:
Feng Xiao, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures
Student panelists: Kelsey Braford, Xuwen "Kevin" Hua, Xingzhi Jing, Olu Omoyugbo, Frances Sutton, Ava Tiller

7:40 - 8:10 p.m. (PDT)

Incredible Internships through PCIP
Moderator
: Chelsea Ahn, Assistant Director, Experiential Learning & Career Advising, Career Development Office
Student panelists: Kai Keevil, Kirill Myagkov, Lauren Quesada, Aashna Saraf

Event Contact

Monday, September 21, 2020 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm repeating every day until Sep 25, 2020.

Virtual Event

Pomona Alumni
Pomona Faculty and Staff
Pomona Families
Pomona Students