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The Giles T. Brown Student Project & Research Symposium

"Great opportunity for students to share meaningful and personal research.  So impressed!" -2018 Symposium Attendee

The Giles Brown Student Project and Research Symposium provides a venue for students from any field at OCC to showcase work they've done in class or independently with faculty or staff sponsors.  There are several ways work can be shared, including poster, oral presentation, or exhibition of work. 


Poster presentation 2019

Poster Session

The poster session provides the opportunity to share work through a visual presentation and includes a question and answer period. The posters will be on display throughout the symposium and the author(s) is/are present.  It provides an opportunity to communicate with peers in an informal and intimate setting.

Student presenting their research

Oral Presentations 

The oral presentation, sometimes called a paper session, will be a 15-minute oral presentation with 5 minutes of questions.  

Some examples of a project or research presentation might include topics like: 

  • The effect of visual input on brainwaves
  • An app
  • An analysis of a dance performance
  • Literature reviews
  • The effects of caffeine on VO2max
  • The comparison of performance on a rubric as judged by an instructor compared with a final grade, or the effect of messaging on exercise seeking behavior.
  • And more.  

Exhibition of Work 2019 StudentExhibition of Work

The exhibition of work is a category suitable for creative works.

The display time includes a question and answer period. The work will be on display throughout the symposium and the author(s) is/are present.  It provides an opportunity to communicate with peers in an informal and intimate setting.

Some examples are:

  • Sculptures
  • Paintings
  • Machined products
  • Architectural design
  • Ice sculptures
  • And more.  
This venue will have works on display throughout the symposium.

Unfortunately, at this time performance works are not included in the symposium.

Talk with your faculty or staff mentor if you are not sure whether your work is best suited to a poster or oral presentation.   Posters and presentations may have more than one author or presenter and should include projects that have been done in class.

Attendee Praise:

Also be sure to attend as the experience is one of a kind:


  • "It was really interesting seeing my peers and their presentations!  As much as we learn about research in our classes, it's interesting seeing it in real time." -2018 Symposium Attendee

  • "I like hearing about issues that I know nothing about, and then hearing solutions for them."-2018 Symposium Attendee

  • "It was very nice to see the other areas of study that I would not have experienced otherwise."-2018 Symposium Attendee

Contact Information

Rachel Ridnor -

Duy Pham  -

Sponsored by Project RAISE


Organizing Team

Duy Pham • Rachel Ridnor • Hannah Kang • Jerome Fang  Amy Hellman  Kelli Elliott • Ulrike Green  Robert Ellis • Jon Mochizuki • Brent Rudmann • Dean Abernathy • Shazia Aziz • Brittni Doty • Guido Sendowsky • Michael Sutliff • Tara Giblin