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The Giles Brown Student Project & Research Symposium

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


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 for one hour.  It provides an opportunity to communicate with peers in an informal and intimate setting.

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 research presentation might include topics like the effect of visual input on brainwaves, 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.

Exhibition of Work

 The exhibition of work is a category suitable for creative works including sculpture, machined products, architectural design, and ice sculptures.  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 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.

Contact Information

Rachel Ridnor -

Hannah Kang -

Organizing Team

Hannah Kang • Rachel Ridnor • Greg Russell • Jerome Fang   Amy Hellman Kelli Elliot • Ulirike Green  Duy Pham • Arjun Nair • Robert Ellis • Isabel Archuleta • Karen Baker • Michael Sutliff • Tara Giblin