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What is it?


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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: Friday, April 22, 2022

Oral Presentations: 9am-11:30am in College Center, 3rd floor (detailed schedule by April 21)

Poster Presentations: 11am-12pm in College Center, 3rd floor

Awards Ceremony: 12pm-1:30pm in College Center Ballroom



Important Dates


Final Abstract Due: Friday, April 15, 2022 (on the Canvas Shell)


Workshops (Planned for Zoom & On campus for rehearsals):

Upcoming workshops:

Workshop to strengthen your abstract before final submission

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 6pm-7pm: Zoom link 


Poster and PowerPoint Presentation Workshop

Monday, April 11, 2022 from 5pm-6:30pm: Zoom link


Oral and Poster Practice Presentation Workshops in one of the rooms scheduled for the Symposium:

Monday, April 18 @ 5pm-6:30pm and Tuesday, April 19 @ 6pm-7pm located in College Center room 312


Zoom preparation - only for students presenting virtually

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6pm-7pm – on Zoom https://cccd-edu.zoom.us/j/94602683167




Past Workshops:


Mentor Mixer: 

Mentor Mixer Zoom recording link   ( occured on October 1, 2021) 

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


November 5, 2021 at 1pm: The Library: Super Charge Your Research Zoom meeting link 


What is an Abstract? Check out the Abstract Module on the Symposium Canvas Shell


Writing Your Abstract: there will be two workshops with committee members available to help you with your abstract. Please go through the Abstract Module on Canvas prior to these workshops and bring your draft abstract to get advice/guidance to make it your best:

Monday, November 29th from 5-6pm: click on the Zoom link and
Thursday, December 2nd from 5-6pm: click on the Zoom link





Intent to Submit Due: Monday, November 8, 2021 (on the Canvas Shell)


Draft of Abstract Due: Monday, December 6, 2021 (on the Canvas Shell)

Draft of Abstract Due: Monday, December 6, 2021 (on the Canvas Shell)



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


Melissa Archibald, Rachel Berman, Erik Bender, Diane Brown, Katherine Donahoe, Kelli Elliott, Robert Ellis, Jerome Fang, Melissa Ferguson, Neil Godfrey, Erin Gratz, Ulrike Green, Amy Hellman, Sharyn Konick, Jon Mochizuki, Duy Pham, Brent Rudmann, Teresa Scarbrough, Michael Sutliff, Marie Tsaasan, Laura Wagner, and Lane Whitlow