Shapiro Showcase

Shapiro Showcase

As an undergraduate in 2002, Dr. Jenessa Shapiro founded RURS to give Rice student researchers an opportunity to share their diverse work. Twenty years later, we honor Dr. Shapiro’s legacy with the Shapiro Showcase, a competition featuring 16 students across the disciplines who have been nominated and selected by faculty in their respective schools. The Shapiro Showcase represents the top undergraduate researchers at Rice. Presenters will deliver 10-minute talks on their intermediate to advanced research in two concurrent sessions. One winner will be selected through judge evaluations and announced at the closing reception.

2022 Shapiro Showcase Nominees

School of Natural Sciences Nominations

Jack Sheehan

Jaanita Mehrani
Jim Zhang
Casley Matthews

School of Engineering Nominations
Savannah Tiemann
Colter Decker
Bohan Wu
Aasha Zinke

School of Social Sciences
Charlotte Hirsch
Dylan Nguyen
Ashley Fitzpatrick

School of Humanities
Katelyn Landry, Ben Schachter, Victoria Zabarte
George Huang, Mehek Jain, Saumya Jhaveri, and S Xia
Kierstin Wilkins

School of Architecture
Charlotte Cohen and Bay Fujimoto

School of Music
Connor Chaikowsky