GCURS | OCTOBER 31, 2020

Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) is hosted annually by Rice University. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GCURS will be held virtually on Saturday, October 31!


GCURS is an annual event held each fall that brings undergraduate researchers and Rice faculty together — potentially paving your way into one of our graduate programs!

Open to current undergraduate students from around the world, accepted students are invited to give a 10-12 minute talk on their research, and receive coaching and encouragement from faculty and graduate student mentors.

Not only does GCURS foster interdisciplinary, intercollegiate camaraderie, it is a great opportunity for students to gain presentation experience and meet peers at other institutions. In 2019, we welcomed more than 300 guests to campus for an unforgettable experience. Each division includes a keynote address given by a Rice professor — including many of our faculty from the School of Engineering.

Rice Engineering at GCURS

GCURS may serve as the first step toward graduate studies in the School of Engineering at Rice University. To learn more, sessions are available in the following engineering and interdiscinplinary fields:

How to Apply

The deadline to apply to the engineering programs at GCURS is October 5, 2020! If you have any questions, check out these FAQ about the application process or complete this form to request information.

Ready to apply? Begin your application to GCURS.