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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

Time: TBA

Where: TBA


Important Dates


Intent to Submit: Now to October 30, 2018 (Submission)

This indicates interest in participation and does not obligate you to do so. 


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


Abstract Revisions Due: March 3, 2019 (Submission)

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


Workshops and Presentation Practice Date


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 Workshop: 

When & Where: November 14, 2018 (Location 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.  


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.



Contact Information


Rachel Ridnor - rridnor@occ.cccd.edu

Duy Pham  - dpham@occ.cccd.edu


Organizing Team


Duy Pham • Rachel Ridnor • Hannah Kang • Greg Russell • Jerome Fang   Amy Hellman  Kelli Elliot • Ulrike Green  Arjun Nair • Robert Ellis • Isabel Archuleta • Karen Baker • Jon Mochizuki • Brent Rudmann • Michael Sutliff • Tara Giblin