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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:  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.
 
 
 
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RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH
 
[Forthcoming]
 
 
ANNUAL CONFERENCES
 
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3RD ANNUAL IVC/SADDLEBACK STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
IVC Campus:  Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7:30-3:00
Deadline:  October 1, 2014:  300-word proposal abstract
Submission Website: TBA
 
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SCCUR (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH)
Cal State Fullerton:  Saturday, November 22, 2014
Deadlines:  October 6, 2014:  300-word proposal abstract
 
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HTCC (HONORS TRANSFER COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA) STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
UC Irvine:  March 28, 2015
Deadlines:  Dec. 1., 2014: 250-word proposal abstract
Conference Website: http://htcca.org/conference/  (not updated)
 
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BAY HONORS SYMPOSIUM
Stanford:  May 2015
Deadlines:  February 1, 2015:  150-word proposal abstract
Conference Website: http://www.losmedanos.edu/honors/research/info.asp  (last year’s site)
 
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HONORS PROGRAM RESEARCH WORKSHOPS
 
To help you learn more about research opportunities and to help you develop a project of your own, the Honors Program Research Opportunities Team will be conducting a series of workshops throughout the semester.  Topics featured include generating ideas, locating appropriate research materials, finding a faculty mentor, writing the research abstract, and preparing the presentation.  The following workshops are intended to help students prepare for the IVC/SC and SCCUR Conferences coming up in November or for the HTCC in March.  See abstract deadlines above. 

*Monday, Sept 8, 3:30-5:00, BST 219:  Intro to Research/Brainstorming Topics
*Friday, Sept 12, 1:00-2:30, BST 116: Intro to Research/Brainstorming Topics
*These two workshops are on the same topic, but it would certainly be possible for a student to benefit from attending both.
 
Monday, Sept 15, 3:00-4:30, BST 219: Building Your Research/Finding Sources
Wednesday, Sept 24, 3:00-4:30, BST 219:  Open Topics
Monday, Sept 29, 3:00-4:30, BST 219:  Peer Review for IVC/SC Conference and
SCCUR Abstracts
 
 
 
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