The Smalley-Curl Institute held its 5th Annual SCI Transdisciplinary Symposium on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Brockman Hall.
Thank you to all who participated in our 2020 SCI Transdisciplinary Symposium! We are happy to announce our list of winners! Congratuations!
Back row, from left to right: Danyel Cavazos (Physics & Astronomy), Natsumi Komatsu (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Melia Bonomo (Applied Physics), Charlotte Flatebo (Applied Physics), Lauren McCarthy (Chemistry), Lauren Warning (Chemistry), Emily Searles (Chemistry), Alyssa Shapiro (Bioengineering). In front, Dr. Alberto Pimpinelli (Executive Director, Smalley-Curl Institute). Not pictured: Joshua Hill (Applied Physics), Ang Li (Bioengineering), Katie Hogan (Bioengineering)
Faculty Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Fred Mackintosh, Abercrombie Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy
Dr. Matt Jones, Gene and Norman Hackerman Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Nanoengineering
The full program information is online at: https://sci.rice.edu/symposium-2020
|9:00 AM||Breakfast and Registration|
|9:30 AM||Opening Remarks|
|9:45 AM||Faculty Keynote Talk by Dr. Fred Mackintosh|
|10:30 AM||Morning Session 1|
|11:15 AM||Morning Session 2|
|12:45 PM||Lunch break|
|1:40 PM||Faculty Keynote Talk by Dr. Matt Jones|
|2:10 PM||Afternoon Session 1|
|3:00 PM||Afternoon Session 2|
|5:00 PM||Awards Ceremony and Conclusion|
About the Transdisciplinary Symposium:
Graduate students from the SCI affiliated departments across Engineering and Natural Sciences present short talks on their research during this all-day event. In addition, invited faculty also present “keynote” talks on their current research.The Smalley-Curl Institute (SCI) Annual Transdisciplinary Symposium gives graduate students a forum for delivering oral talks in conference style, and complements the larger SCI Summer Research Colloquium held in August.
The Symposium provides our graduate students with an opportunity to fine-tune their presentations in preparation for professional meetings. The emphasis is on honing oral presentation skills, so that only short talks are given, both in a traditional 12-minute conference style, as well as very short 5-minute “lightning” talks.
Another aspect of this event that emphasizes professional development for graduate students: The SCI Transdisciplinary Symposium is entirely organized by the GSAs and thus students have an opportunity to exercise their leadership skills.
As with our summer event, we award prizes to the best presentations during each session throughout the day (judged by the students in a “people’s choice” style). These prizes will be designated as Travel Awards, to be used for attending professional meetings.
We encourage visitors to come and hear the latest exciting results of our multi-disciplinary research community! Programs with the abstracts of the presentations will be available prior to the event.