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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 from any field 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.

As a 2018 attendee shared the symposium is 'Wonderful forum for constructive academic research and a chance for undergrads to meet and communicate in many diverse fields of research."

2019 Event Date

When: March 15, 2019

Times & Locations: 

9:30am: Kickoff speech at MBCC 162

10:00am-1:00pm: Oral Presentation Sessions at MBCC 162, 205, 206, 207, & 208 (Extra Credit slips offered after each hour session)

11:00am-12:00pm: Poster Presentations & Exhibition of Work at Horticulture (Extra Credit slips offered)

1:15-2:30pm: Lunch at Horticulture (for presenters and mentors) 

2:30pm: Award Ceremony at Horticulture

Student Project & Research Symposium Handcard 2019

Important Dates

Abstract Revisions Due: March 3, 2019 (Submission)

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

First Draft of Abstracts Due: December 3, 2018 (Submission)

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

Workshops and Presentation Practice Date

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.  

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

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

Earlybird Mentor Mixer for 2020 Symposium: 

When & Where: May 3, 2019 (Location TBA)

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

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.

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.

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.

Contact Information

Rachel Ridnor -

Duy Pham  -

Organizing Team

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