Do universities really care whether you do research in community college?
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:
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