The Honors Transfer Council of California
The Sixteenth Annual HTCC Student
Research Conference for California
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Hosted by the University of California, Irvine
Conference Application Period: Nov. 1, 2015 - Contact your Honors Director for Deadline.
Directors/Faculty Mentors: Please contact Christopher Sleeper: firstname.lastname@example.org for the Deadline if you are not receiving our HTCC listserv emails.
Early Registration Conference Cost: $45 through March 1
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.
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.
- November & December, 2015 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, 2015 - Mar. 1, 2016 Online registration period; the registration fee is $50. 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., 2016 Notification of acceptances of proposals.
- March 1, 2016 Scholarship applications due
- 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)
- Mar. 1, 2016 Moderator applications due (click here for moderators' duties)
- Saturday, March 26 -- Conference Day!