IVC/SC Student Research Symposium

Why should you go
to the IVC/SC
Student Research Symposium?

  • You should go because out of all the opportunities and experiences available at college, student research conferences are -- according to what our own students tell us -- the most enjoyable, the most memorable, and sometimes even the most life-changing.

  • You should go because you may not be familiar now with how these events work, and what they can do for you, and this is a great opportunity to start learning. Really, attending one will never be easier or more convenient: It's nearby, it's free, and it's open to everyone!
  • You should go because as you advance in your academic and professional career, you'll participate in many conferences and symposia. The sooner you're familiar and comfortable with them, the more you'll get out of them (and the more fun they'll be).  


Be a presenter,
be a volunteer,
or be in the audience.

Did we mention it's FREE?

Symposium FAQs


 Need to know more about what conferences are, and what you do?
See "Conference 101: What Happens, What to Do, and How to Do It Well."

Need to know what an abstract is, and how to write one?
See "Abstracts 101"

Ready to apply to be a presenter?
Ask the faculty member you worked with to be your "mentor" and work with you on your abstract.
The Honors Office will help with grammar, style, etc. (Not subject area content! - That's for the mentor!)
The best way to prepare to do this is to read Abstracts 101 and follow the SCCUR guidelines (just the guidelines, not the dates, venue or other information: this page is for a previous conference).
(although you will need to give sources for this conference, which SCCUR doesn't require).
Then submit your abstract to https://socccdstudentresearchconference.submittable.com/submit.

If your research is complete, you might consider applying for SCCUR too.
You may use the same abstract.
We'll share info on this conference and its deadlines as soon as it comes available.

Ready to apply to be a moderator?
Submit the following to conferencevolunteers@hotmail.com:
 --> First and Last Name
 --> Student ID# 
 --> College (Irvine Valley or Saddleback)
 --> Major
 --> School email address (@ivc.edu or @saddleback.edu only!)
 --> Cell phone number for the day of the conference, if available
 --> Times you will not be available between 7:15 am and 3:00 pm that day.
 --> Any questions you have. 

If you want to be a volunteer but not moderate a session, just say so in the email. There may be positions available. The worst-case scenario is that you get to be in the audience!

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