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What is it?

Students showcasing and spectating works at the Symposium The 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: TBD


Important Dates



Intent to Submit: Nov 17, 2017 (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


Abstract Revisions Due: March 23, 2018 

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



Workshops and Presentation Practice Date


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.


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.


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.



Contact Information


Rachel Ridnor - rridnor@occ.cccd.edu

Hannah Kang - hkang@occ.cccd.edu


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