Looking ahead to Centre’s annual RICE Symposium
February 9, 2012 By Elizabeth Trollinger
(RICE) Symposium gives students the chance to present their
research and projects to the community.
Centre’s annual Research, Internships and Creative Endeavors (RICE) Symposium gives students the opportunity to present research and projects to their peers and the broader community.
“The RICE Symposium showcases the significant work performed by Centre students throughout the previous year,” says Assistant Professor of Physics Jason Neiser, co-chair of the RICE Symposium Committee. “The exhibited work comes from many sources, befitting the name RICE. Work can be presented in a number of ways: through an oral presentation, a poster presentation, an exhibit or a performance.”
Students who wish to participate in the symposium should submit abstracts of their presentations by March 1. Those who would like to exhibit studio art pieces should contact Associate Professor of Art Judith Jia by March 16.
The RICE Symposium will begin on Thursday, April 12, and a truncated class schedule that day will allow students to attend presentations by their peers. Studio art pieces will be on display in the Jones Visual Art Center on Friday, April 13. The symposium will conclude with the 2012 John C. Young Scholars presenting their work on Sat., April 14. The full program schedule will be available in late March.
Neiser hopes many in the community will turn out for the RICE Symposium in support of the hard work students put into their projects.
“For many students, RICE is their first opportunity to present and defend their efforts to a larger academic community,” Neiser says. “My favorite part of RICE is watching students present work in which they have developed some real ownership. It is right and important for Centre as a community of scholars to celebrate these projects that further develop a love of learning.”
For more information about the RICE Symposium, contact Neiser or co-chair and Assistant Professor of Economics John Perry, or visit the RICE website here.
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