What is it?
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 an attendee shared the symposium "Helps you gain knowledge in something you might not have looked into on your own."
2021 Event Date
When: March 19, 2021
Times & Locations:
Intent to Submit Due: Oct 30, 2020 (Submission)
This is a 2 minute survey that shows your interest in participating in the 2021 event.
Abstract/Project Description First Draft Due: Dec 3, 2020 (This form is on our Symposium Canvas site)
You can still submit here even if you did not submit an intent to submit.
How to Get there
Feedback is provided before publication. Here are some Abstract Resources to make abstracts and some
Sample Abstracts. Also check out the Absrtact Scoring Rubric
Abstract/Project Description Revisions Due: March 5, 2021 (This form is on our Symposium Canvas site)
The final version of the abstract will be printed and published online. Check out some Sample Abstracts. Also check out the Absrtact Scoring Rubric.
Workshops and Presentation Practice Date
Getting Started Workshop:
When & Where: September 18, 2020 at 1:15-3:15pm on Zoom (and a possible in person simultaneous event with social distance). More details will be posted when avaiable.
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.
When & Where: September 24, 2020 at 1:15-3:15pm on Zoom (and a possible in person simultaneous event with social distance). More details will be posted when avaiable.
What is it?: An opportunity for students and mentors to meet
Librarian One-on-One Library Sessions
Get one-on-one help for your Symposium project by meeting with a librarian. Meetings are by appointment. To request your consultation, please fill out this request. will respond with 1-2 days.
Other resources include:
- Library Workshops: The library offers one hour workshops on how to do library research throughout the semester. You do not need to register - just come to the Zoom session at the scheduled time! You can view scheduled times here.
- Get help during Library open hours: Please see the library website for information on how you can get help from the librarians during open hours. We offer services through online chat, phone, email, and in-person (possibly).
- And more sign up for our Symposium Canvas page and click on Library Research, Help & Resource
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.
Rachel Ridnor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Sutliff - email@example.com
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