The Honors Transfer Council of California Proudly Announces:

The Fifteenth Annual HTCC Student Research Conference for California Community Colleges

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hosted by the University of California, Irvine

Conference Application Period: Nov. 1, 2014 - Contact your Honors Director for Deadline. Directors/Faculty Mentors: Please contact Christopher Sleeper: csleeper@miracosta.edu for the Deadline if you are not receiving our HTCC listserv emails. Conference Early Registration: Nov. 1, 2014 - Mar. 1, 2015 Early Registration Conference Cost: $45 through March 1  

Event Information

All HTCC Student Research Conference activities will take place in the beautiful and state-of-the-art Conference Center that is part of the UCI Student Center Building Map. Please park in the Student Center Parking Structure (located on the corner of Pereira Dr. and West Peltason). Note that there is an $10 per vehicle fee (for both this and ecological reasons, we highly recommend carpooling or using public transportation whenever possible). The Student Center is just across Pereira Dr. (building 113 in the red area near the top of this map). You will also see HTCC directional signs to the conference venue from the parking area.   The HTCC annual student research conference gives students in community college honors programs the opportunity to present the results of their work. We invite research-based presentations and creative performances reflecting inquiry into the humanities, sciences, arts, social sciences and pre-professional programs; we also welcome results of research into the honors experience.   Presenting your work at the HTCC Student Research Conference makes you eligible not only for monetary awards but also to submit your work for publication in the HTCC anthology "Building Bridges", published through the University of California, Irvine. The deadline to submit abstracts for publication is generally about 2-3 weeks after the conference.

Presentation Formats Include:

    • Research Poster Research posters displayed in the Pacific Ballroom in the Student Center; poster creators are on-hand during designated poster presentation sessions to discuss their research with the public
     
    • Individual Oral 12-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of discussion
     
    • Small Group Oral 20-minute panel presentation by two presenters, followed by 10 minutes of discussion
     
    • Large Group Oral 40-minute panel of three or more participants, followed by 10 minutes of discussion
     
    • Performance Student-created art, music, creative writing, drama, dance performced and incorporating an explicit research component.
Important Notes: Students may present a maximum of one individual presentation or performance AND one group presentation or performance AND one poster presentation. No two presentations may be on the same topic.   Computers will be available and you will have internet access on the day of the conference. You are encouraged to use PowerPoint ONLY if you creatively exploit its visual potential in a manner that enhances your presentation. See technology and presentation guidelines for more information, and consult with your mentor and Honors Program coordinator about what will work best for your presentation.  

General Timeline

    • November & December, 2014   Work with your Honors Program director and your faculty mentor to prepare your proposal; check with your Honors Program office about any internal (campus-specific) deadlines.
     
    • Nov. 1 - Contact your Honors Director for Deadline   Work with your Honors Program director and your faculty mentor to prepare your proposal; check with your Honors Program office for the deadline for submitting abstracts. Honors directors will submit your 25-word Proposal Description and 250-word Proposal Abstract (see Preparing Your Abstracts and more in the "General Info & Resources" box to the left); note when your director submits your proposal, you will automatically be registered for the conference. Payment of registration fees ($40 per presenter) should be handled by Honors Program directors.
     
    • Nov. 1, 2014 - Mar. 1, 2015   Online registration period; the registration fee is $45. After March 1, online registration will not be available. Those registering late will need to do so in person, on the day of the conference. The late registration fee is $60.
     
    • Late Jan., 2015   Notification of acceptances of proposals.
       
    • Feb. 24   Final deadline to contact Christopher about any additions or corrections to presenter information by NOON (later changes will be included as a program insert)
       
    • Saturday, March 28 --  Conference Day!



HTCC President: Jodi Balma, Fullerton College, Jbalma@fullcoll.edu
 
Conference Chair: Christopher Sleeper, MiraCosta College, csleeper@miracosta.edu
 
Treasurer: Linda Diaz, Mt. San Antonio College, ldiaz@mtsac.edu
 
Communications Coordinator
 
Conference Registrars:  
 
Program Coordinators: Christina Yamanaka, Mt. San Jacinto College, cyamanaka@msjc.eduErik Ozolins, Mt. San Jacinto College. eozolins@msjc.eduThatcher Carter, Riverside Community College, thatcher.carter@rcc.edu
 
 Scholarship Chair: John Oakes, Grossmont College, john.oakes@gcccd.edu
 
Volunteer Coordinator: Alannah Rosenberg, Saddleback College, aorrison@saddleback.edu
 
Building Bridges Editor: Tim Adell, Victor Valley College, tim.adell@vvc.edu
 
Social Media Coordinator: Jodi Balma, Fullerton College, jbalma@fullcoll.edu
 
Webmaster: Mike Rodgers, Graves Publishing
 
Poster Coordinators: 
 
Program Compiler: Christine Abriam, MSJC, cabriam@msjc
 
UCI Liaison: Dale Leaman, Dleaman.@uci.edu
 
Event Planner: Darrendo Endo, endo@uci.edu






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Oral Presentations Usually four individual presentations are scheduled for the same session in the same room.  A moderator will keep track of your time and field questions for the presenters.  The rooms are relatively small and the audience between 10-30 people.
  • Individual Oral 12-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of discussion
  • Small Group Oral 20-minute panel presentation by two presenters, followed by 10 minutes of discussion
  • Large Group Oral 40-minute panel of three or more participants, followed by 10 minutes of discussion

Oral Presentation (Video): Sample Oral Presentation

Poster Presentation (Video): Sample Poster Presentation



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