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Be a Student Participant

"Informative and wonderful opportunity to share with my peers what I am passionate about.  I am happy OCC has created a platform for students to learn from each other and glimpse the expectation as we transfer to university level courses." -Presenter symposium


Who can participate?

  • Open to all OCC students 

  • All disciplines welcome!

How do you participate?

  • Join the 2021-2022 Symposium Canvas Shell

  • In-class or independent project with a faculty or staff mentor

  • Find a mentor from the Potential Mentors list or ask other faculty or staff

  • If you need funding for supplies for your resources currently we are accepting applications for funding.  Up to $100 with some possible exceptions of more is available.  Fill out this form with your mentor Funding Request Form.

When are the key dates?

  • Intent to Submit Due, November 8, 2021 (on the Canvas Shell)

  • Abstract/Project Description First Draft Due, December 6, 2021 (on the Canvas Shell)

  • Abstract/Project Description Revisions Due, April 15, 2022
    This submission will be printed in our program and handed out at the event.  Check out some Sample Abstracts, these Abstract Resourcesand the Abstract Scoring Rubric

This form is on our Symposium Canvas site.

What type of work can you produce?

  • Oral presentation
    Oral presentation presenter

  • Poster (funding for posters provided)
    Poster presenter

  • Exibition of Work or Performance
    Exibition of Work at 2019 eventMusical Performance

Why Participate?
  • Learn more about a passion topic

  • Networking

  • Resume and college application builder

  • Prizes

  • Use this to springboard your work to other conferences

Prizes For Top Work

First Author Award

This is the winner of the entire event

Past Subcategory Awards (Varies based on submissions)

  • Oral Presentations (Original Research) 

  • Oral Presentations (Project/Literature Review)

  • Poster Presentations

  • Exhibition of Work

2020 Winner, First Author (In the news)

Bodhi Edwards Computational Fluid Dynamic Comparative Analysis of Common Surfboard Tail Designs

Bodhi Edwards

Computational Fluid Dynamic Comparative Analysis of Common Surfboard Tail Designs

Mentor: Angelo Esposito, Engineering & Steve Fuchs, Architectural Technology

Contact Information

Ulrike Green -

Amy Hellman -

Organizing Team

Melissa Archibald, Rachel Berman, Erik Bender, Diane Brown, Katherine Donahoe, Kelli Elliott, Robert Ellis, Jerome Fang, Melissa Ferguson, Neil Godfrey, Erin Gratz, Ulrike Green, Amy Hellman, Sharyn Konick, Jon Mochizuki, Duy Pham, Brent Rudmann, Teresa Scarbrough, Michael Sutliff, Marie Tsaasan, Laura Wagner, and Lane Whitlow