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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 Note:  Other groups on campus such as Psi Beta Psychology Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and Applied Science and Engineering Club participate in additional research conferences.  Please contact those organizations for further information.
Upcoming:  APPLY NOW
UC Irvine
April 5, 2014
Applications for the 2014 HTCC Conference, including a 250-word research abstract, are due Monday, December 9, 2013.  For instructions, please see the “HTCC Conference Information Sheet” and the relevant application forms below.
Note:  You may experience difficulty with this form if you are using a Mac.  Fillable windows may not be visible on the form, but they should be there when you click on each entry.  You may also be unable to scroll within the windows for your abstract, but you should be able to move the cursor within the text.  Don’t worry about minor formatting errors or inconsistencies.  If Dr. Ryals has any questions about your form, she will contact you.
Upcoming (Applications due Feb. 1, 2014)
UC Berkeley
May 3, 2014
This conference is exclusively for California community college Honors Program students.   IVC students must Honors Program members in good standing in order to participate. 150-word application abstracts will be due to the Honors Program Director by February 1, 2014. Students who present at the conference have the opportunity to submit their research in essay form for inclusion in the conference online journal. More information will be posted in December.
Completed—until next year!
November 16, 2013
Saddleback College
This new annual conference is sponsored by the IVC and Saddleback Honors Programs and allows IVC and Saddleback students the opportunity to share their preliminary, ongoing, or completed research in either oral or poster presentations.  Approximately 50 IVC and Saddleback students participated in 2013 (see program below).  Students apply with a 300-word research abstract.  Applications for the 2014 conference, which will be held at IVC, will be due in October 2014.
November 23, 2013
Whittier College
This large and competitive annual research conference is for four- and two-year college students and for select high school students.  The conference is held on a different campus each November.  300-word research abstracts are due in October.
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