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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

11:00am-12:00pm: Poster Presentations & Exhibition of Work at Horticulture

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

2:30pm: Award Ceremony


Event Flyer 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


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


How to Make a Poster or PowerPoint Presentation Workshop: 

When & Where: Feb 27, 2019


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


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


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 - rridnor@occ.cccd.edu

Duy Pham  - dpham@occ.cccd.edu


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