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Event Information & Dates

What is it?

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

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

2018 Event Date

When: April 13, 2018

Where: MBCC


  • Poster presentations & Exhibition of work10:30am-12:00pm: 
  • Lunch for presenters & mentors12:00-1:00pm
  • Oral presentations1:30-3:30pm 
  • Key note address3:30-4:30pm
  • Awards ceremony4:30pm

Important Dates

Abstract Revisions Due: March 23, 2018 (Submission)

The final version of the abstract will be printed and published online.  Check out some Model Abstracts

Workshops and Presentation Practice Date

Oral Presentation Practice: 

When & Where: April 4, 2018 (4:00-6:00pm) Locations MBCC 301 & 302

What is it?: This will allow oral presenters a chance to practice their presentations.  

Past Dates:

Mentor Mixer: 

When & Where: Sept 15, 2017 (1:15-3:15pm) Location Legacy Hall 101

What is it?: An opportunity for students and mentors to meet and enjoy some pizza.

Abstract Workshops: 

When & Where: February 7, 2018 (4:00-5:30pm) Location Bio Sci 100 & February 9, 2018 (1:00-2:30pm) Location Bio Sci 100

What is it?: These will be workshops to help you write your abstract.

Intent to Submit: Extended to February 23, 2018 (Submission)

This indicates interest in participation and does not obligate you to do so. 

First Draft of Abstracts Due: February 23, 2018 (Submission)

Feedback is provided before publication.  Here are some Abstract Resources to make abstracts and some Model Abstracts

How to Make a Poster or PowerPoint Presentation Workshop: 

When & Where: March 9, 2018 (11:00am-1:00pm) Location MBCC 136 (Computer room)

What is it?: This is an opportunity to work on creating a poster or to create a PowerPoint for an oral presentation.

Contact Information

Rachel Ridnor -

Hannah Kang -

Organizing Team

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