Student Conference

MCCCD Student Conference at Estrella Mountain

MCCCD Student Research Conference: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Student Research Proposals are due Wednesday March 20, 2019 

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.

Estrella Mountain Community College will be hosting this year's MCCCD Student Research Conference.  We are encouraging proposals for presentations that demonstrate research in all disciplines and subjects.  There is a three-student maximum per team. Poster board size is determined by participants.


Students will engage in rigorous undergraduate research with a faculty mentor and present their research in an academic conference environment.


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

*Original research is research that was created by a student or a group of students through their own effort in the current academic year. Student's research 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.

Research Tracks 

  1. Humanities/Social Behavioral Sciences
  2. Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (S.T.E.M.)
  3. Occupational Education

The Council on Undergraduate Research has many helpful resources:


  • Proposal Rubric
  • Oral Presentation Rubric
  • Poster Board Rubric

Register for the MCCCD Student Research Conference