We are pleased to announce our winners for Best Oral Presentations and Best Poster Presentations! Congratulations on your excellent presentations!
Best Presentation Award Winners for 2019 SCI Summer Research Colloquium (back row, left to right): Pratiksha Dongare (Applied Physics), Yilin Li (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), Alberto Pimpinelli (Exec Dir, SCI), Nicholas Moringo (Chemistry), Danyel Eduardo Cavazos Cavazos (Physics and Astronomy), Takuma Makihara (Physics and Astronomy), (front row, left to right): Sohee Park (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), Sueda Cetinkaya (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), Douglas Walker (Chemistry), Amanda Marciel (Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), Tania Lopez Silva (Chemistry), Sarah Hahn Hulgan (Chemistry). Not pictured are Xiaoyu Helen Lu (Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology), Benjamin Clark (Chemistry), Ali Khater (Materials Science and Nanoengineering), and Benjamin Cerjan (Electrical and Computer Engineering).
Full Program is online: sci.rice.edu/colloquium/2019-program
8:00 AM Breakfast and Registration, Martel Hall (main foyer of Duncan Hall)
8:45 AM Welcome Remarks, McMurtry Auditorium
9:00 AM Oral Session 1
10:45 AM Oral Session 2
12:15 PM LUNCH and Undergraduate Poster Session, Martel Hall
1:45 PM Oral Session 3
3:30 PM Oral Session 4
4:45 PM Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Poster Session I, Martel Hall
5:30 PM Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Poster Session II, Martel Hall
6:30 PM Awards Ceremony, McMurtry Auditorium
The Smalley-Curl Institute (SCI) Summer Research Colloquium began in 1986 as the RQI Colloquium, and has taken place in August of each year since then. The purpose of the SCI Summer Research Colloquium is to provide undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers working at Rice with an opportunity to present their most recent work.
Presentations - either talks or posters - are formal, as in professional international conferences. However, the audience, consisting of Rice students and faculty members, as well as R&D representatives from local companies, is very informal and friendly, which makes the Colloquium a great occasion for honing the presenters' communications skills.
Some abstracts by graduate students and post-docs will be selected for oral presentations, to be presented throughout the day. Most of the submitted abstracts are selected for posters, which are presented in two separate sessions. Food and drinks are provided at various times throughout the day as well, including coffee service for breaks and beer and wine in the evening.