Student Research

Do universities really care whether you do research in community college?
Does research at this level really advance you in your field?


Think about this:
UC Irvine has sponsored the HTCC conference for 18 years, since its inception,
and has committed to doing so indefinitely.
Up north, UC Berkeley and Stanford share hosting
the Bay Area Student Research Symposium.

Research matters.

One of the most valuable experiences available to Honors students is participation in undergraduate research conferences. These really are "extraordinary" in the true sense of the word. The great majority of undergraduates -- even at four-year schools -- aren't able to participate in them. This is highly regrettable, not only because of the richness of the experience but also because of this:

Students who have attended one conference always want to attend another!

Although conferences are not part of the usual undergraduate experience, every Saddleback student who has ever attended one -- whether as a presenter, a moderator, or "just" an audience member -- has said it was rewarding and exciting (and fun).

Conferences in Our Usual Schedule:

These are the main annual conferences that are open to all disciplines. For further information on each conference, see the menu at right.
 

App Due: Oct. 8, 2019
Attend: Nov. 2, 2019


think explore share ivd / sc student research symposium
odd years: IVC
even years: Saddleback
students may be
moderators

App Due: Oct. 26, 2019
Attend: Nov. 23, 2019

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

2019 location:
CSU San Marcos 

App Due: Dec. 1, 2019
Attend: Dec. 6, 2019



htcc honors transfer council
at Saddleback
students may be
moderators


App Due: Dec. 13, 2019
Attend: Apr. 4, 2020


UCI Community College Honors Research Conference
at UC Irvine
students may be
moderators
App Due: mid-Feb. 2020
Attend: late April
or early May 2020


Honors Research Symposium
odd years: Stanford
even years: UC Berkeley

Typical conference
schedule

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What Happens at an Academic Conference

To learn more about conferences, visit the Conference 101 page.
 


Financial Support for Presenters:
 

The Honors Student Council of the Associated Student Government, the Saddleback College Honors Program, and the Office of Instruction help support registration fees and other expenses of Saddleback College students whose work is accepted at these conferences and who meet the criteria set for in the ASG By-Laws. These require that the student

  • be a Saddleback College student (i.e., have Saddleback College, not IVC, as College of Record)
  • be currently enrolled in at least 5 units at Saddleback College
  • have purchased an ASB stamp ($10) 
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • abide by the Saddleback College Code of Conduct