2021 RICE Program

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 2021 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 5th TBD
 
Tuesday — April 6th Break Day
 
Wednesday - April 7th
3rd Annual James W. Barton RICE Symposium Lecture (held virtually)
7:30 p.m. * Convocation — Dr. Jenny Olin Shanahan, Assistant Provost, Bridgewater State University of MassachusettsThe Transformative Power of Undergraduate Research. Registration Link: https://centre.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsd-GtqzsuH9bpJ-3iXW8XUdlljFucWQzh

Thursday — April 8th
14th 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 9th
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 8, 2021.

There will be a truncated class schedule on Thursday — April 8, 2021.
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.
 
Truncated Class Schedule — Thursday, April 8
• 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. • (classes will meet from 8:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.)
• 9:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. • (classes will meet from 9:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
• 12:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. • (classes will meet from 10:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)
• 2:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. • (classes will meet from 12 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.)
 
Truncated Lab Schedule — Thursday, April 8
• 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • (labs will run from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
• 12:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. • (labs will run from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)


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