The Honors Transfer Council of California
Proudly Announces

The 23rd Annual UCI

Community College

Honors Research


March 25, 2023
hosted by
the University of California, Irvine
Conference Information
Event Information

UCI's annual  conference gives community college honors students the opportunity to present their academic work.  We invite research-based presentations, posters, 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.

All UCI Community College Honors Research Conference activities for 2022 will take place virtually, offering a combination of pre-recorded and live conference activities.  UCI is finalizing the platform, which will determine the format and schedule of oral and poster presentations, as well as Q&A sessions for presenters.  As this information is finalized, this website will have all relevant information for students and program directors, so please check back often.

Awards and Publication Opportunities

Having your work accepted for presentation at the UCI Community College Honors Research Conference makes you eligible not only for monetary awards but also for publication in the HTCC anthology Building Bridges, published through the University of California, Irvine. The deadline to submit abstracts for publication is usually May 1st.

HTCC presenter
HTCC presenter

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Students and Mentor
Students and Mentor

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MSJC Honors
MSJC Honors

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HTCC presenter
HTCC presenter

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General Timeline (2023 Timelines TBD)
  • During the Fall semester:

    • Contact your Honors Director for your college's deadline.  Each HTCC honors program has its own submission and review dates.

    • 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.

    • Refer to the Student Guide for requirements.

    • Honors directors will submit applications. Students do not apply directly to UCI; they apply through their honors program.  

  • January 1 - March 19: Online registration period for attendees other than student presenters. The 2022 registration fee for presenters and faculty is $30. Fees will be billed by HTCC to honors/scholars directors.

  • Mid January: Applicants are notified regarding acceptance.

  • February 1: Last day for accepted student presenters to RSVP.

  • Feb-March:  Scholarship and awards applications due.   
    Check with your program director/coordinator for their campus-specific deadlines and procedures. Application is through each campus honors program. See the Awards and Scholarships page for more information.

    • For oral presentations: Outstanding Abstract Awards

    • For poster presentations: No separate application is needed

    • For all transferring students, not just presenters: Exemplary Achievement / Juan Lara Scholarships.

  • March 19: Last day for non-presenters to register for the conference 

  • March 25: The Conference!

  • May 1: Submissions for the anthology Building Bridges are due.

    • Presenters may submit abstracts directly to Tim Adell.

    • Students may submit their original 250-word abstract or a revised abstract.

    • Award-winning abstracts and posters are automatically published.

Presentation Types
  • Research Poster: Research posters displayed through the virtual conference platform hosted by UC Irvine.

  • Individual Oral: 10-12-minute presentation (if possible on the virtual platform)

  • Group Oral: 20-minute panel presentation by two or more presenters (if possible on the virtual platform)

  • Performance: Student-created art, music, creative writing, drama, dance performed and incorporating an explicit research component

Important Note:

You may present in up to two events if they are in two different categories:

  • oral presentation or performance (individual or group)

  • poster (individual or group)

Publication Purchasing

Some editions of Building Bridges Selected Abstracts, the publication holding selected abstracts from the conference, are available on Amazon.  Proceeds directly support HTCC community college student scholarships.