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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. 


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



As a 2019 attendee shared the symposium  "Helps you gain knowledge in something you might not have looked into on your own."



2020 Event Date


When: TBA


Times & Locations: TBA


Important Dates


Intent to Submit Due: TBA (Submission)

This is a 2 minute survey that shows your interest in participating in the 2020 event.


Abstract Revisions Due: TBA (Submission)

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


First Draft of Abstracts Due: TBA (Submission)

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


Workshops and Presentation Practice Date


Librarian One-on-One 30 Minute Sessions 

When & Where: This can be done during normal library hours by making an appointment by contacting Lori Cassidy lcassidy@occ.cccd.edu


What is it?: This can help you research for your project or research for the symposium.  The details are on the Flyer


Past Workshops


Mentor Mixer Poster

Mentor Mixer: 


When & Where: September 7, 2018 1:15-3:15pm (Legacy Hall Room 101)


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


What To Do Workshop

When & Where: September 14, 2018 1:15-3:15pm (Legacy Hall Room 101)


What is it?: This will be a workshop to help you find a mentor, choose a topic, how much time is involved, and setting up a timeline.


Abstract Workshops: 

1. When & Where: November 14, 2018 2:00-3:30pm at the Global Enganement Center

2. When & Where: November 16, 2018 10:00-11:30am at the Garrison Honors Center


What is it?: This will be a workshop to help you write your abstract.


How to Make a Poster or PowerPoint Presentation Workshop: 

When & Where: Feb 27, 2019 4:00-5:30pm at MBCC 137


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: Mar 6, 2019 4:00-5:30pm at MBCC 301 & MBCC 302


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



Contact Information


Rachel Ridnor - rridnor@occ.cccd.edu

Hannah Kang - hkang@occ.cccd.edu


Organizing Team


Dean Abernathy • Shazia Aziz • Brittni Doty • Kelli Elliott • Robert Ellis • Jerome Fang • Tara Giblin • Ulrike Green• Amy Hellman • Hannah Kang • Jon Mochizuki • Duy Pham • Rachel Ridnor •  Brent Rudmann •  Guido Sendowsky • Michael Sutliff