Welcome to the 2024 Student Project and Research Symposium!

Welcome to the 8th Annual Student Project and Research Symposium, featuring over 60 student projects across many disciplines. Join us to explore diverse works that culminated from the creativity and dedication of our students and to celebrate their curiosity, passions, and academic achievements.

The poster session provides the opportunity to share work through a visual presentation and includes a question and answer period. The posters will be on display throughout the symposium and the author(s) is/are present.  It provides an opportunity to communicate with peers in an informal and intimate setting.

Students presenting at a poster session

The oral presentation, sometimes called a paper session, will be a 15-minute oral presentation with 5 minutes of questions.  

Some examples of a project or research presentation might include topics like: 

  • The effect of visual input on brainwaves
  • An app
  • An analysis of a dance performance
  • Literature reviews
  • The effects of caffeine on VO2max
  • The comparison of performance on a rubric as judged by an instructor compared with a final grade, or the effect of messaging on exercise seeking behavior.
  • And more.

Two students presenting their research in front of a class

The exhibition of work  or performance is a category suitable for creative works.

The display time includes a question and answer period. The work will be on display throughout the symposium and the author(s) is/are present.  It provides an opportunity to communicate with peers in an informal and intimate setting virtually.

  • Interpretative dance
  • Sculptures
  • Paintings
  • Machined products
  • Architectural design
  • Ice sculptures
  • A musical performance
  • And more.  

This venue will have works on display throughout the symposium.

Talk with your faculty or staff mentor if you are not sure whether your work is best suited to a poster, oral presentation, or exhibition of work.   Any work may have more than one author or presenter and should include projects that have been done in class.

Student artwork in a picture frame sitting on a table  Student presenting at exhibition of work   two student dancing at a interpretative dance performance   Musical performance by a student band  Student showcase work at technology exhibition

Attendee Praise:

Also be sure to attend as the experience is one of a kind:

"In regards to myself, the diversity of research projects made the experience valuable because I get the opportunity to gain knowledge that I likely would never had earned had I not come.  For the school and its students, the opportunity to study something your passionate about and then share that with others is valuable." -Symposium Attendee

"The students are great!  The variety of projects and the diversity of students made this event amazing." -Symposium Attendee

"It is wonderful that we are cultivating curiosity and giving these students a chance to gain real world experiences." -Symposium Attendee

attendees applauding at the event

The Giles T. Brown Student Project and Research Symposium provides a venue for students from any field at OCC to showcase work they've done in class or independently with faculty or staff mentors.

  • Friday April 26th, 2024
  • College Center, 3rd floor

Interested in presenting in Spring 2024?

Join us on canvas for more details. 


Contact Information

Chair: Jerome Fang - jfang5@occ.cccd.edu

Co-Chair: Ulli Green - ugreen@occ.cccd.edu

Canvas: Melissa Broox - marchibald@occ.cccd.edu

Website: Duy Pham - dpham@occ.cccd.edu