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July 27, 2017

Rice University hosting Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Rice University is hosting the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) to be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 on the Rice campus in Houston, TX.

GCURS is a forum for undergraduate researchers to present original research discoveries. The symposium format is 10-12 minutes, individual, oral PowerPoint presentation. An additional 2-3 minutes will be allotted for a question-and-answer period. Our students report that giving formal presentations in a multi-institution event is more interesting and valuable than either an in-house presentation series or regional conference poster session. GCURS also fosters intercollegiate interactions among students and faculty who share a passion for undergraduate research.

Meals will be provided on the day of the symposium. To close the symposium, an interdisciplinary networking reception with heavy appetizers and hors d'oeuvres will be held for all GCURS participants and visiting faculty.

A limited number of rooms at the Marriott Hotel are available for participants and visiting judges traveling to Houston. 

Interested students should register online at gcurs.rice.edu and submit a one-page research abstract by Tuesday, October 10, 2017. We can accommodate 60 students in each section. In previous years we have been able to accommodate almost all registrants who wanted to speak, but if capacity becomes limiting we will select participants on the basis of submitted abstracts.   Advisors can also register online at gcurs.rice.edu.

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