Applications for the annual Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) are due September 12. Limited travel awards are available. Started in 2014, GCURS seeks to provide an outlet for undergraduate students to exchange ideas, learn about different areas of research, and gain confidence and experience in presenting their own work to a group of their peers.
A catalyst is a substance that accelerates chemical reactions without being consumed by them. Chemical engineers at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University have shown that combining machine learning and quantum chemistry can save time and expense in designing new catalysts.
Four proposals by six members of the George R. Brown School of Engineering faculty are recipients of the 2017 Hamill Innovation Awards from the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) at Rice University.
Each award, presented during a ceremony on Oct. 31, comes with a $10,000 prize to be used for research. The faculty members, their proposals and co-principal investigators: