Student Conference

MCCCD Student Conference at Estrella Mountain

Proposal Rubric
Proposal Rubric
This video shows highlights of the student conference experience
This video shows highlights of the student conference experience

For the proposal rubric, click on the image to the right

Student Conference: April 26, 2017 - Wednesday

Overview and Purpose

The purpose of the Student Conference is to provide students with the experience of presenting their own work in a formal conference environment. Students are required to work with a mentor and must submit their proposals for presentation through this mentor.

The Estrella Mountain CC Honors Department will be hosting this year's student conference.  The theme this year is "Knowledge is Power." We are encouraging proposals for presentations that demonstrate research in all disciplines and subjects.  Presentations are to be a maximum of 15 minutes in length followed by 5 minutes of questions by judges.  There is a two-student maximum per team. 


 Students will engage in rigorous undergraduate work with a mentor and present their work in a formal conference environment.

  • Students will demonstrate critical and creative thinking by developing an *original work for presentation.
  • Students will demonstrate communication mastery through presentation of their *original work.
  • Students will demonstrate team work by collaborating with a mentor in the development of this project.

*Original work is work that was created by a student or a group of students through their own effort in the current academic year. Work is considered original even when it is based on the research of others (properly cited) or if it furthers an idea or theme that was created by someone else.

This event is open to students from the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges.

The Council on Undergraduate Research has many helpful resources:

Please submit your proposal here

Submission Deadline:  March 10, 2017