Submit Your Abstract for GCURS by Sept. 12!

  • August 7th, 2018

Abstracts for the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) are due September 12, and students interested in the Materials Engineering section are invited to apply! The purpose of the symposium, held at Rice University, is to provide a forum for undergraduate researchers to present their research, as well as foster intercollegiate interactions among students and faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate research. This year’s event will be held on on Saturday, October 6, 2018, and the deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, September 12, 2018. The symposium format is 10-12 minutes, individual, oral PowerPoint presentation with an additional 2-3 minutes for a question-and-answer period.

Advisors are invited to accompany their students, and symposium organizers are happy to involve accompanying advisors as judges in the sessions. Funds will be made available to help offset travel costs for GCURS participants. 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 and submit a one-page research abstract by Wednesday, September 12, 2018. The symposium can accommodate 30 students in the Materials Engineering section. Last year we were able to accommodate all registrants who wanted to speak, but if capacity becomes limiting, organizers will select participants on the basis of submitted abstracts. Advisors can also register online at

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Professor Zachary Cordero of Rice University.