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Event Information & Dates

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: March 6, 2020

Times & Locations: TBA

Important Dates

Intent to Submit Due: Oct 29, 2019 (Submission)

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

First Draft of Abstracts Due: Dec 3, 2019 (Submission)

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

Abstract Revisions Due: Feb 21, 2020 (Submission)

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

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


Getting Started Workshop:

When & Where: September 13, 2019 (1:15-3:15pm Legacy Hall 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.

Mentor Mixer: 

When & Where: Oct 3, 2019 (1:15-3:15pm Legacy Hall 101)

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

Abstract Workshops: 

1. When & Where: TBA

2. When & Where: TBA

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: TBA

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: TBA

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

Contact Information

Rachel Ridnor -

Hannah Kang -

Organizing Team

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