Bioengineering is strongly interdisciplinary. Short courses, research symposia, workshops, annual colloquia series, and engineering design competitions provide opportunities to share inventions, ideas, issues, and discoveries in science and medicine. These events are also designed to nurture inter-organizational connections between academia, industry, and government and provide networking opportunities for postdoctoral researchers and students.
The Department of Bioengineering and its faculty members partner with sponsors to deliver these outstanding events. If your organization or company would like to sponsor or endorse an event, contact the bioengineering faculty organizer listed below, or Associate Professor Junghae Suh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 6, 2018
The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) fosters intercollegiate interactions among students and faculty who share a passion for undergraduate research. Each year Rice expects several hundred speakers from around the country. The event also offers a friendly and supportive environment for students to give a formal research presentation, and faculty will provide written constructive feedback.
April 15, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 pm, Garden Court Hotel, Grove Ballroom, Palo Alto, CA
Each spring a select number of our exciting undergraduate and professional master’s engineering design teams participate in the Bioengineering Design Showcase of Innovative Medical Technologies. The students travel to the San Francisco Bay Area to pitch ideas and present early and late-stage medical devices to a group of venture capitalists, diverse technology leaders in industry, and esteemed alumni. Students tour Greater Bay Area technology and medical device companies following the event.
September 7, 2018
BRC, Room 280
The Innovation Symposium, hosted annually by the Department of Bioengineering and BIOE GSA, features research projects housed in the BioScience Research Collaborative, keynote lectures from industry and esteemed alumni, the ‘Ideas That Go Viral’ talks by students and fellows from a wide cross-section of Rice departments, BIOE pitch and poster competitions, and a graduate student awards dinner reception.
Bioengineering faculty organizer: Caleb Bashor
Date, Time, Location
The Edgar O’Rear Lectureship is sponsored by Rice alumnus Edgar A. O’Rear III, the Francis W. Winn Professor for Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, and co-founder of the Institute for Applied Surfactant Research at the University of Oklahoma. Since 1999, the O’Rear Lectureship has brought distinguished speakers to the Rice campus as part of its colloquia series and to meet with faculty and students.
Fall - Spring Semesters
4:00 - 5:00 pm
BRC, Room 280
The BIOE Colloquium Series brings experts from around the country to Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative to learn about and discuss recent findings. Seminar details are posted at bioe.rice.edu.
Bioengineering faculty organizer: Omid Veiseh
Thursdays, Fall Semester
Times, Locations Varry
The MedTech Industry Seminar Series, which is part of the M.B.E. track in Global Medical Innovation, brings experts from around the country to Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative to learn about perspectives in medical technology invention and implementation.
Bioengineering faculty organizer: Will Clifton
Several short course venues and research symposia are organized by bioengineering faculty members that are also affiliated with research centers and institutes at Rice, the Texas Medical Center, and across the U.S.
March 23, 2018
The Global Health Technologies Design Competition is hosted by Rice 360°. In addition to keynote lectures, over 20 undergraduate student teams from national and international universities present their low-cost global health technologies. Judges from industry, academia, and medicine evaluate the designs on the quality of the problem definition, the effectiveness and potential impact of the design solution, and the likelihood that the solution can be successful.
May 14-15, 2018
SPIE Translational Biophotonics explores the status and future of optical imaging for biomedical research and clinical applications. Organized by SPIE and Rice University, this meeting fosters discussion and encourages continuing development of new technologies and techniques with the goal of successful translation into practical biomedical use.
Bioengineering faculty organizer: Tomasz Tkaczyk
June 26-29, 2018
Q-bio 2018 presents latest research in quantitative biology. Topics include predictive modeling of cellular regulation, decision making, formation of response, and other information processing phenomena. The emphasis covers deep theoretical understanding, detailed modeling, and quantitative experimentation directed at understanding the behavior of particular regulatory systems and/or elucidating general principles of cellular information processing.
Aug 8-11, 2018
The Advances in Tissue Engineering short course has been hosted by the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering since 1993. The event showcases advances in the science and technology of tissue engineering with leading scientists from Rice, the TMC, industry, and other institutions. The course surveys the latest knowledge and technologies in the world of patient-specific therapeutics, from cellular treatments to 3-D printing and biofabrication of complex tissues.
Bioengineering faculty organizer: Antonios Mikos