OCTOBER 21, 2023

Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) is hosted annually by Rice University. Join us October 21, 2023 for a day of science, mentorship and networking.


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, but it is also a great opportunity for students to gain presentation experience and meet peers at other institutions. In 2019, Rice 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 interdisciplinary fields:

How to Apply

Applications for GCURS 2023 is now open! Click here to apply now.

If you have any questions about attending, check out these FAQs about the application process.