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Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium seeks student abstracts

The Department of Bioengineering at Rice University invites undergraduate researchers to submit abstracts to the 2017 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS). 

Visit: gcurs.rice.edu for details, including abstract template and instructions.   

GCURS, a daylong campus-wide symposium held at multiple locations across the Rice campus, involves coordinated efforts between the George R. Brown School of Engineering and the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, and includes: Bioengineering; BioSciences; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Chemistry; Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Materials Science and Nanoengineering; Mechanical Engineering; Physics & Astronomy; and Systems, Synthetic, & Physical Biology.

The location of events for the Departments of Bioengineering and BioSciences (division) will be located at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative. Events will include breakfast, lunch, a keynote address by a Rice professor followed by an interdisciplinary networking dinner.

Undergraduate researchers whose abstracts have been accepted will have the opportunity to give formal oral presentations in a friendly, student-focused setting.

Research abstracts are particularly sought in the areas of bio-instrumentation, systems and synthetic biology, imaging, cell and molecular engineering, and computational bioengineering. Women and minority students are especially encouraged to apply. 

Registration deadlines

Abstract deadline for Rice bioengineering students is September 15 with acceptance notification on September 29. Symposium registration deadline is October 10.

Students submitting abstracts will have the opportunity to apply for travel awards, and merit awards will be given for the top 2 presentations. Students applying for travel awards should include a transcript and letter of recommendation from their research advisor at the time of abstract submission.

It is critical that student abstracts are received correctly and on time so that they can be included in the conference abstract guide. Visit: http://gcurs.rice.edu for details, including abstract template and instructions.