Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium

Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS) is the premiere event for undergraduates across all disciplines to present their research projects and receive feedback and recognition. This event would not be possible without the efforts of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from Rice and the Houston community who have graciously volunteered their time to evaluate the student presentations.

RURS will be held virtually April 21, 2021 on the ForagerOne Symposium platform.

Live poster & oral presentations will occur on the event day. Pre-recorded presentation submissions will be accepted as well, and published on the event platform.

Registration is now open! Deadline is March 25, 2021.

RURS 2021 Co-Chairs: Linda Liu, '21 and Anika Sonig, '23. Contact the co-chairs, rurs@rice.edu.

RURS 2020 Presentation Winners: The following students represent the top 10% of competitive entries and top presenters in each award category.

  • Jacob Bhoi
  • Dany El-Najjar
  • Trisha Gupta, Lisa Lin (Team Award Winner)
  • Jade Kanemitsu (School of Social Sciences Winner)
  • Romi Lee (School of Engineering Winner)
  • Kristen Rabbitt (Jenessa Shapiro Award Winner, School of Natural Sciences Winner)
  • Kelsey Sanders
  • Manuj Shah
  • Jordan Sims
  • Lillian Wieland (School of Humanities Winner)

2019 abstract booklet (PDF) is available to view past presenters and their work.

2020 abstract booklet (PDF) is available to view this year's registrants.

Event Information


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Guidelines and Workshops

Judge registration

Volunteer registration

Oustanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award