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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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RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH

[Forthcoming]

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What: 5th ANNUAL IVC/SADDLEBACK STUDENT RESEARCH        SYMPOSIUM

Who: Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College Students

Where: Saddleback College Campus

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016; 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Formats:

  • Oral Presentations (12 minute Individual or group presentations)
  • Poster Presentations (individual or group)
  • Creative Performances

Deadline: October 16, 2016: 300-word proposal abstract 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: University of California, Riverside

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Formats:

  • Oral Presentations (15-minute individual or group)
  • Poster Presentations (individual or group)
  • Creative Performances

Deadline: October 21, 2016: 300-word proposal abstract due

Conference website for information and abstract submission:

http://www.sccur.org

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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 1, 2017

Formats:

  • Oral Presentations (12-minute individual; 20-minute small group; 40-minute large group)
  • Poster Presentations (individual or group)
  • Creative Performances

Deadline: December 6, 2016: 250-word proposal abstract due

Awards: Several poster and abstract awards, $50-$1000; publication opportunity; UCI Grant opportunity

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What: BAY HONORS SYMPOSIUM

Who: Community College Honors Program students only

Where: Stanford University

When: May 2017(TBD)

Formats: Oral Presentations only (15-minute individual; 20-minute group)

Deadlines: February 1, 2017:150-word proposal abstract due

Award: One award for best abstract; online publication opportunity

Conference website: http://www.losmedanos.edu/honors/research/info.asp

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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

 
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