The HTCC Student Research Conference for California Community Colleges
The conference brings together freshman and sophomore Honors students from all over California and supports several awards for outstanding conference research.
Resources for Presenters:
All submissions for the HTCC conference
For videos of a typical presentation
The HTCC Conference offers students the opportunity to participate as moderators in "breakout sessions." For undergraduates, this is a rare and valuable opportunity.
Break-out sessions are usually fairly small. Each includes one or more student presentations, and it’s the moderator’s job to make sure the session runs smoothly.
In a cross-disciplinary conference such as this one, the moderator isn’t expected to lead a dialogue, chair a panel, or do anything else that involves familiarity with the subject. The main duties are making introductions, keeping everyone to schedule, and calling for audio-visual or other assistance if needed. Up to 10 students from each community college may serve as moderators. Moderators will be given training before the conference, will receive lunch (but alas not parking) at the conference, and their registration fee will be paid.
For details on the duties of moderators, see the video clip on our Conferences 101 page. A brief text overview of duties is here on the HTCC conference website.
Please note: Students who are involved in oral or poster presentations may not serve as moderators. Completing this application does not ensure you will be able to be a moderator. Each college can bring up to 10 only.
Awards and Scholarships: Research-related and Other
The conference features oral presentations by both individuals and groups, performances, and a poster session. Outstanding work is recognized by a number of awards, grants, and scholarships. In addition, the Student Research Conference is the occasion at which the HTCC's Exemplary Achievement and Juan Lara scholarships are awarded to students for their work throughout their community college careers.
For an overview of all awards and scholarships, go to http://htcca.org/awards-and-scholarships/.
Specific information on each is available below:
Opportunities for Publication of Your Research
The HTCC student research journal, Building Bridges, publishes selected abstracts from the conference, providing students with an opportunity to publish their work. Copies of the journal may be read in the Honors Program Office, and copies may be purchased at amazon.com. (Amazon prime members can see more pages online if they log in, and shipping is free for prime members as well.)
Timeline / Deadlines for the 2014 Conference (2015 dates still TBD):
Abstracts for posters and presentations due
RSVP attendance if accepted due
First rehearsal of oral presentations
Rehearsal of poster presentations
Application to be a presentation moderator due
Second rehearsal of oral presentations (with student moderators)
Submission of abstracts for Building Bridges publication due
Feb. 21 & 28
Late Feb. TBD
Mar. 7 & 21
Late April TBD