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What is it?

Students showcasing and spectating works at the Symposium The Giles T. Brown Student Project and Research Symposium provides a venue for all students from any field at OCC to showcase work they've done in class or independently with faculty or staff mentors There are several ways work can be shared, including poster, oral presentation, or exhibition of work virtually. 


All you need to do is find a faculty mentor to research with and follow the important dates for the event.


As an attendee shared the symposium  "Helps you gain knowledge in something you might not have looked into on your own."


2022 Event Date


When: April 2022 (specific date TBD)



Important Dates


Workshops (Planned for Zoom):

Getting Started Workshop Zoom link (September 24, 2021 from 1 to 3 pm)

The Library: Super Charge Your Research (TBD)

What is an Abstract? (TBD)

Writing Your Abstract (TBD)

Presentation Workshops (TBD)


Mentor Mixer: 

Mentor Mixer Zoom link   (October 1, 2021 from 1 to 3 pm) 


What is it?: An opportunity for students and mentors to meet


Intent to Submit Due: Monday, November 8, 2021


Draft of Abstract Due: Monday, December 6, 2021



Librarian One-on-One Library Sessions 

Get one-on-one help for your Symposium project by meeting with a librarian. Meetings are by appointment. To request your consultation, please fill out this request. will respond with 1-2 days.


Other resources include:

  1. Library Workshops: The library offers one hour workshops on how to do library research throughout the semester. You do not need to register - just come to the Zoom session at the scheduled time! You can view scheduled times here.
  2. Get help during Library open hours: Please see the library website for information on how you can get help from the librarians during open hours. We offer services through online chat, phone, email, and in-person (possibly).  
  3. And more sign up for our Symposium Canvas page and click on Library Research, Help & Resource


Contact Information


Ulrike Green - ugreen@occ.cccd.edu

Amy Hellman - ahellman@occ.cccd.edu



Organizing Team


Dean Abernathy, Melissa Archibald, Katherine Donahoe, Kelli Elliott, Robert Ellis, Jerome Fang, Erin Gratz, Ulrike Green, Amy Hellman, Jon Mochizuki, Duy Pham, Brent Rudmann, Michael Sutliff, and Laura Wagner