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Honors Program:

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

The IVC Honors Program is dedicated to helping students (both Honors Program members and non-members) engage in meaningful, faculty-mentored research while at IVC. The Honors Program works to inspire students to engage in research, to match students with faculty mentors, and to recruit students to local and regional research conferences.

Below, you will find resources to help you begin with research and also information about several research conferences typically attended by IVC students and supported by the IVC Honors Program. To apply to research conferences, students must be in good standing at IVC, must work with a faculty mentor to define and conduct their research, and must submit a research abstract to the conference website and/or Honors Program Director describing their proposed or completed research project. The primary annual conferences supported by the IVC Honors Program include the following:

  • The IVC/Saddleback Student Research Symposium: held each fall semester on the alternating sister campuses
  • The Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR): held each November at a different campus in Southern California
  • The Honors Transfer Council of California Student Research Conference: held each spring at UC Irvine
  • The Bay Honors Symposium: held alternately at Stanford and Berkeley campuses in late spring
 

All of these conferences are multidisciplinary; students are welcome to present research in any area. Each fall and spring semester, the Honors Program hosts several workshops and information sessions regarding research and research conferences. For more information, contact the Honors Program at honorsprogram@ivc.edu.

Note: The Honors Program sponsors student attendance at the conferences below. Other opportunities are available through IVC departments and clubs. For example, members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), Psi Beta Honor Society, and the Applied Science and Engineering Club (ASEC) attend research events throughout the year. Please contact those organizations for further information.

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RESEARCH WORKSHOPS

The Honors Program is sponsoring a series of workshops led by the IVC Student Research Team to help students prepare for upcoming research conferences, including IVC/SC, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conference, and the HTCC Student Research Conference. Anyone is welcome to attend to learn more about research opportunities and to get help preparing for upcoming conferences.
 
 
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What: 7th ANNUAL IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE AND SADDLEBACK COLLEGE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE    
Who: Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College Students
Where: Saddleback College Campus
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm 
Formats:
  • Oral Presentations (12-minute Individual or group presentations)
  • Poster Presentations (individual or group)
  • Creative Performances
Deadline: October 10, 2018, 300-word proposal abstract of ongoing or completed research due
Awards: Poster and abstract awards
 
Conference website for information and abstract submission: https://socccdstudentresearchconference.submittable.com/submit/  
 
 
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What: SCCUR (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH)
Who: Students from community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities, and high schools
Where: Pasadena City College
When: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Formats:
  • Oral Presentations (15-minute individual or group)
  • Poster Presentations (individual or group)
  • Creative Performances
Deadline: October 2018, 300-word proposal abstract due
 
Conference website for information and abstract submission:
 
  
 
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What: CITIZENS' CLIMATE LOBBY 2019 SOCAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Who: Community college and 4-year college/university students
Where: Cal State University, Los Angeles
When: February 2019
Format: Poster Only
Deadline: November 15, 2018: Submit 300-word abstracts to ccl.socal.abstract@gmail.com
Awards: Cash prizes
 
 
 
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What: HTCC (HONORS TRANSFER COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA) STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Who: Honors students and other high-performing students from CA community colleges
Where: University of California, Irvine
When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Formats:
  • Oral Presentations (12-minute individual; 20-minute small group;  40-minute large group)
  • Poster Presentations (individual or group)
  • Creative Performances
Deadline: December 8, 2018: 250-word proposal abstract due
Awards: Several poster and abstract awards, $50-$1000; publication opportunity; UCI Grant opportunity
 
Conference website for information and abstract submission:
 
  
 
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What: BAY HONORS SYMPOSIUM
Who: Community College Honors Program students only!
Where: Stanford University
When: May 2019 (exact date TBD)
Formats: Oral Presentations only (15-minute individual; 20-minute group)
Additional: Research project must be from and honors course
Deadlines:
February 2, 2019: 150-word proposal abstract and 50-word methodology statement due to the Honors Program Director
Award: One award for best abstract; online publication opportunity
Conference website:
 
 
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What: CAMPUS-WIDE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT YEAR-END CONFERENCE
Who: IVC students who have completed research or creative projects related to the Campus-Wide Frankenstein theme
Where: IVC Performing Arts Center and BSTIC
When: May 18, 2019 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Format: Oral presentations, poster presentations, creative exhibits and performances
Deadline: TBD
Awards: TBD
Conference website: TBA
 
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What: COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO PHD (CC2PHD) PROGRAM CONFERENCE
Who: Community college students
Where: UCLA
When: May 2019
Formats: Oral presentations
Deadline: TBD
Awards: TBD
Conference website: TBA

Contact

Dr. Kay Ferguson Ryals
Honors Program Director
T: 949-451-5300

Michelle Minkler
Honors Program Counselor
T: 949-451-5251

E: honorsprogram@ivc.edu
Liberal Arts Building, Room LA 107A