Awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) is an international student press association that distributes awards annually to exemplary undergraduate publications. We are proud of our Saltman Quarterly staff members who have been recognized by CSPA for producing outstanding work!

 

CSPA distributes three different types of awards. The Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by the CSPA to a student print or digital medium for overall excellence. These are judged in relation to other collegiate publications. The Medalist Awards recognize publications that meet or exceed CSPA standards for the ideal student publication. The Gold Circle Awards recognize superior work produced by individual staff members.

 

2018-2019

Praise for 2018-2019 Saltman Quarterly and SQ Online:

Saltman Quarterly combines serious scientific research with outstanding use of color, graphics, and infographics. The staff mixes in the ability to explain a complicated topic in everyday language that a non-scientist can understand. Writers avoid using too much scientific and technical jargon and answer the ‘why should I care’ question in every article. The result is Saltman Quarterly, a biological sciences magazine that all readers can appreciate.”

“It is impossible to say anything negative [in terms of] visuals for SQ. It is probably the best visuals I have seen in any magazine!”

“This magazine is outstanding…I look forward to reading SQ for next year. Dr. Saltman must be proud of this work.”

Accolades for 2018-2019 Saltman Quarterly and SQ Online:

Saltman Quarterly, SQ Online: Gold Crown recipient; named one of the top 6 hybrid collegiate publications in the U.S.

Saltman Quarterly, SQ Online: Gold Medalist

Verbal Section: All Columbian Honors

Individual Awards for 2018-2019 Saltman Quarterly and SQ Online:

Gayathri Kalla, Online Reporter: “Smoke in the Wind: Ending the Normalization of Cigarettes” / General Feature, 1st place

Gayathri Kalla, Online Reporter: “Invisible Does Not Mean Intangible: Socioeconomic Inequality has Biological Consequences” / General Feature, 2nd place

Arjune Nibbler, Online Reporter: “The Sun Never Sets on the Ant Empire” / General Feature, 3rd place

Ingrid Heumann, Online Reporter: “The Sublime Connection of Art and Science” / General Feature, Honorable Mention

Michael Kalisz, Illustrator: “Cover, Saltman Quarterly: SQ Insider” / Portfolio Illustration, 2nd place

 

2017-2018

Praise for 2017-2018 Saltman Quarterly and SQ Online: 

“The Saltman Quarterly science journal staff is obviously curious and has the passion to take an in depth look at what is happening in the world around us…each writer strives to answer the ‘why should I care’ question with every topic.”

“The SQ Online digital publication is outstanding in every way.”

Accolades for 2017-2018 Saltman Quarterly and SQ Online:

Saltman Quarterly, SQ Online: Gold Medalist

Essentials, Verbal, Visual Sections: All Columbian Honors

Individual Awards for 2017-2018 Saltman Quarterly and SQ Online:

Madeleine Yu, Online Reporter: “Solving The Microbe Mystery: An Interview with UCSD Researcher Cliff Kapono” / General Feature, 1st place

Madeleine Yu, Online Reporter: “Extending Beyond: A UCSD Alumnus Treats Phantom Limb Pain Abroad” / General Feature, 2nd place

Lauren Brumage, Online Reporter: “Jahren’s Lab Girl: A Brilliant Fusion of Autobiography and Activism” / Entertainment Reviews, 1st place

Liam Huber, Online Reporter: Dragons: Why Can’t We Have Them?” / General or Humor Commentary, 2nd place

 

2013-2014

Accolades for 2013-2014 Saltman Quarterly and SQ Online: 

Saltman Quarterly, SQ Online: Silver Crown Award