RICE Repository - for past RICE presentations and programs

RICE (Research, Internships, and Creative Endeavors) is a cross-disciplinary celebration of high-quality, independent student research, internships, and creative endeavors that provides students with an opportunity to learn what it is like to be part of an academic conference. The 2022 RICE Symposium will be part of a week-long celebration of research that features a different event each day.

Students in all disciplines and in all class years are invited to present their recent research, internships, or creative endeavors in the form of a 15-minute presentation, poster, gallery display, or performance. The scholarship presented should be high-quality and should represent a significant effort by the student, typically outside of a classroom setting. Scholarship related to class activities is acceptable if it is part of a class with a significant research/scholarship component. Scholarship conducted during an internship is acceptable, but should be presented as an oral presentation if it was previously presented as a poster at an internship showcase. Regardless of where and how it was developed, the presented scholarship should represent a developed and sustained project.
The annual Centre RICE Symposium is sponsored by the Dean, Associate Dean, and a grant from Dr. John Barton.
1. Provide an opportunity for students to present their rigorous, sustained, mentored scholarship in a professional manner to the wider campus community.
2. Celebrate the high-quality, mentored scholarship completed by Centre students.
3. Improve the oral communication skills of student presenters through feedback from mentors and audience members.
4. Model appropriate behavior at academic conferences for both presenters and non-presenters.
5. Inspire non-presenting students to seek opportunities to participate in mentored scholarship.

The full research week schedule is as follows: 

  • Monday — April 18th: Cowan Research Spotlight
  • Tuesday — April 19th: Celebratory Lunch for Mentors and Researchers - invite only
  • Wednesday - April 20th
    4th Annual James W. Barton RICE Symposium Lecture 
    7:30 p.m. * Convocation — 


  • Thursday — April 21st
    15th Annual RICE Symposium
    2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Oral Presentations, Session I 
    3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. • Oral Presentations, Session II 
    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. • Poster Presentations 


  • Friday — April 22nd
    3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. • Opening of the RICE Art Exhibit (AEGON Gallery inside the Jones Visual Arts Center)

 There will be a truncated class schedule on Thursday — April 21, 2022.

There will be a truncated class schedule on Thursday — April 21, 2022.
All students are encouraged to attend panel sessions, poster sessions, and creative works displays as soon as their classes end that day. Students, faculty, staff, community members, and prospective students are invited to attend the Centre RICE symposium.
  • 8:00am-9:30am classes will meet from 8am-9am 
  • 9:40am-11:10am classes will meet from 9:10am-10:10am 
  • 12:40pm-2:10pm classes will meet from 10:20am-11:20am 
  • 2:20pm-3:50pm classes will meet from 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • 8:00am-11:00am labs will meet from 8am-10am  
  • 12:40pm-3:40pm labs will meet from 10:30am-12:30pm