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).  

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

Symposium FAQs

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 Need to know more about what conferences are, and what you do?
See "Conferences 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
(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, and it's the same deadline.

Ready to apply to be a volunteer?
Submit the following to ivc-sc-symposium-moderators@outlook.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.