The Honors Program encourages honors students to participate in HONORS CONFERENCES. Academic conferences are a wonderful opportunity for you to distinguish yourself as a scholar.
The following academic conferences provide a forum in which Honors Program students can present research results, participate in panel discussions, display poster presentations, and show or perform original creations (art, music, dance, etc.). Depending on the conference, these presentations may be individual, in pairs or small groups. There are scholarships available at many of these conferences and conference participation adds significantly to students’ transfer, scholarship, and employment potential. The distinction of having presented at one or more conferences speaks well for students who are competing for admission to the most highly selective transfer schools, programs of study, and for competitive scholarship awards.
Western Regional Honors Council’s Literary Journal: Scribendi.
Essays/Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Visual Art, Photography, Digital Art, and Cover Design
Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research provides a forum for the presentation of the best research, scholarship, and creative activities of undergraduate students in the region, and encourages communication of innovative achievements across disciplines. The next SCCUR conference will be held November 17 2012 on the campus of CSU Channel Islands. Information on the 2013 conference should be available on the following website by August 2013 — http://sccur.csuci.edu/.
Honors Transfer Council of California
The Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC) holds an annual student research conference giving students in California community college honors classes and programs the opportunity to present the results of their work. The conference is hosted every year at the University of California, Irvine, and takes place in March.
Conference Application Deadline: Early December
Conference: March 23, 2013
The Bay Area Consortium (BAC) Student Research Conference is held in early May of each year. Submit proposals in January. For more information about this conference, please contact the Academic Honors Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Application Deadline: January 2013
Conference: May 2013
Western Regional Honors Council
The Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) conference is an annual three-day event in March or April for students enrolled in their college Honors Programs. The location changes from year to year. In addition to presenting at the annual conference, students can submit poetry, essays, creative non-fiction, short fiction, photography, digital art, film and music for publication in the annual edition of Scribendi. For more information about this annual conference, please visit the conference websites: http://www.wrhc.nau.edu/
Proposal Deadline: late December 2012
Conference: April 11-13, 2013 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff
Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
PCUMC is designed specifically for undergraduate students who are majoring or have an interest in mathematics. The 2012conference will feature free registration for all participants, talks by undergraduate students, a morning address, and a panel discussion on career opportunities in mathematics.
Proposal Deadline: February 2013
Conference: March 2013
National Collegiate Honors Council
The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) holds a five-day conference that takes place during October or November; the location changes every year. Students enrolled in their college Honors Program are eligible to apply as presenters in January of each year; final drafts of research papers from accepted oral presenters are due by April 1. for more information about this annual conference, please visit the conference website: http://www.nchchonors.org/