Deadline approaching for RICE Symposium participants
February 18, 2010 By Leigh Ivey
writing, internships and visual and performing arts are a few
examples of endeavors that will be presented during the 2010 RICE
Centre faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this year's
Symposium, which will be held on April 15.
On April 15, Centre College will hold the third annual Centre RICE Symposium, an event in which students present results from research projects, internships and creative endeavors. Making up the audience are professors, fellow students, alumni, staff and members of the local community.
Like many academic conferences, the Symposium requires each participant to submit an abstract several weeks prior to the event. These are published in a single bound program.
During the Symposium, students present their academic works in one of four ways: paper presentations, poster presentations, exhibitions (typically for artwork) or performances.
During paper presentations, students give a 12-minutes talk about their research, internship experiences or other academic pursuits. Poster sessions allow students to create a large-scale visual aid to display their findings. Those wishing to showcase their art are given space to do so, and those performing musical or theatrical shows are given 12 minutes to entertain their audience.
Past RICE Symposium presentations have included everything from an oration titled “From Stable to Table: The Future of Farming in Our Old Kentucky Home” to a performance of As You Like It to a poster presentation titled, “Molecular Genetic Study of Isolation Populations of the Northern Studfish (Fundulus Catenatus) Living in Four Watersheds in Central Kentucky.” The possibilities are endless, and all Centre students are encouraged to participate or attend this spring's Symposium.
All students taking part in the 2010 RICE Symposium need to submit a 150-word (maximum) abstract online by Monday, March 1.
For those presenting research results, the abstract should describe the purpose of the work, data source, methods of analysis and the student's findings.
An internship abstract should include the company or organization’s name, location and purpose, as well as the student's position at the company and his or her responsibilities. A creative works abstract should describe the medium, theme, and/or the source of inspiration.
For more information about this year's Symposium or abstract submissions, e-mail Dr. Melissa Burns-Cusato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To visit the RICE Web pages, click here.