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Research & Service Leadership Symposium

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May 17, 2018 • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

About the Symposium

The Research and Service Leadership Symposium will provide a venue for our campus community to showcase student research scholarship and service learning, community engagement and social activism projects this year.

Students will present their research and service leadership work as large 36"x48" posters in an interactive format at three 1.5 hour sessions. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage with students to ask questions about their work.  

Projects Include:

  • Behavioral Components in Energy Efficiency and Climate Attitudes
  • Building a Secure Networking System with Cryptography
  • How to solve inequality through education: Does technological innovation help?


Time Event Location
8-8:30 a.m. Greetings, Coffee and Pastries  Outside of Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
8:30-9:50 a.m. Opening Ceremony • Keynote Speaker: Razelle Buenavista, Managing Director of HealthRIGHT 360  Appreciation Hall 
10-11:30 a.m. Poster Session I  Hearthside Lounge
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Presentation Sessions Toyon Room (Room 2020) & Student Success Center (Room 2149)
12-1 p.m.  60th Anniversary Celebration Campus Center Plaza
12-1:30 p.m.  Poster session II Hearthside Lounge


Download the Event Program


All Are Invited to Attend

The morning and afternoon event will include

  • A morning keynote speaker
  • Research and project presentations
  • Faculty: Plan to bring your classes!
  • Location and exact times TBD

Bring Toiletries to Donate!

red water bottleDonate your new toiletries or gently used clothing to our students’ Service Leadership projects. Students are going to Guatemala, Ireland, Honduras, and the Philippines this year and have been collecting these toiletries throughout the year to distribute at their destination.

Drop off your toiletries or clothing and get this complimentary water bottle in return. 


R & SL Symposium Mission Statement: The mission of this symposium is to catalyze student efforts to engage scholarly research and service leadership projects. The guiding value of this symposium is that meaningful change in the world can be accomplished through both empirical investigation, community engagement and social and environmental activism.

This event is sponsored by the President's Office as part of Foothill's 2017-2018 Strategic Objectives ( E²SG) — Enrollment and Equity, Service Leadership, and Governance.

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Questions?Please contact me!

Ben Stefonik, R&SL Symposium Coordinator