2020 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium
Saturday, October 31 (Don’t be scared – GCURS 2020 is going virtual!)

GCURS 2020 applications are now closed. Students should expect to receive decision notifications from their section of application the week of Oct. 19. Received your GCURS acceptance and want to know how to prepare? Read the page here carefully and be on the lookout for more information from your section of admission!

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The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) is hosted annually by Rice University. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GCURS will be held virtually! GCURS provides current undergraduates the opportunity to present their original research discoveries to scholars from around the world. Not only does GCURS foster interdisciplinary, intercollegiate camaraderie, it offers an introduction to Houston, the fourth-largest and most diverse city in the nation.

Sessions are available in the following fields:


Applied Physics
BioSciences: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
BioSciences: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Materials Science and NanoEngineering

Mechanical Engineering
Physics and Astronomy
Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology