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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 2019 symposium


Who can participate?

  • Open to all OCC students 

  • All disciplines welcome!

How do you participate?

  • 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?

This form is on our Symposium Canvas site so if you are not already enrolled in it
    1. Login into Canvas
    2. Then go to 
    3. Enroll in our Canvas course shell by pressing the blue button in the right corner titled "Enroll in Course"
    4. Go to "Submission Forms"
This form is on our Symposium Canvas site.

What type of work can you produce?

  • Oral presentation
    Presenter at the 2019 event

  • Poster (funding for posters provided)
    Poster presenter at the 2019 event

  • Exibition of Work
    Exibition of Work at 2019 event

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

2019 Winner, First Author (In the news)

winner and mentor

Olivia Jäggi 

A Comparative Study on Suicide Prevention

Mentor: Ulrike Green, Anthroplogy

Contact Information

Rachel Ridnor -

Hannah Kang -

Organizing Team

Organizing Team

Dean Abernathy • Melissa Archibald • Jessica Asbell • Shazia Aziz • Angelina Bargeron • Diane Brown • Lori Cassidy • Audrey Crouse • Katherine Donahue • Brittni Doty • Kelli Elliott • Robert Ellis • Jerome Fang • Melissa Ferguson • Tara Giblin • Ulrike Green• Amy Hellman • Hannah Kang • Jon Mochizuki • Duy Pham • Rachel Ridnor • Eliza Rubenstein • Brent Rudmann •  Guido Sendowsky • Michael Sutliff