The document view only
Is there not a CS/CAAM panel?
Here is the link again https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pHvCAbgmj1VIsWKOdyZQunxbdEP5Lx8sRJKKcr-ETyk/edit?usp=sharing
The doc will be active to collect emails shortly
I don’t see an ECE directory
We will add ECE shortly
ECE category is alive now
Please enter any questions you have for the panelists!
What would you advise to include in a resume when applying as an undergraduate with no previous research?
Will most research opportunities be online or postponed due to covid this semester? What percentage of research will remain in person?
For the chemistry labs, are there opportunities to work remotely this semester? Additionally, do you only accept new students in the fall, or year-round?
In regards to the EEPS department, are there positions for computer science major / data science minor students?
Speaking for Chemistry, your resume isn’t as important as what courses you are currently taking or have already taken. Some faculty will want you to have taken certain classes while others are mostly looking for good work ethic and enthusiasm.
There are a number of online research opportunities in Environmental Science. For example, recent online projects have included an internship in the DOE Clean Cities Program, an internship at H-E-B in Environmental Affairs, and an internship in Environmental Policy at Bayou City Water Keepers.
Re CS majors and the EEPS department, YES! We definitely have opportunities for CS Majors.
Again, speaking for chemistry, you will need to contact the specific PI you are interested in working for. Some are taking students now and others are not. Some have remote options and some do not. Please email the PI.
What are the available research opportunities for a freshman interested in ECE/CS? Especially for someone with limited coding experience
Also, if you need help making a contact with a PI you can email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Yearty email@example.com) and we can help you find a placement.
For Neuroscience: In general, interest is good enough for most labs. However, if you want to get some experience before you apply to join, two classes come to mind.BIOS 212: This is an introduction to wet lab techniques like PCR, aseptic technique, electrophoresis, etc.
One of the best programs that we have is the "Vertically Integrated Program" for research. There are 3-4 teams that are organized with student researchers that participate across multiple years at Rice and include graduate students and postdocs as well.
and CAAM 210: This is a basic introduction to coding MATLAB. Being able to program does make you stand out.
If you are interested in environmental science research or EEPS research you can contact Dr. Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or me (email@example.com). It is also always okay to directly write to faculty and just ask! Just say “I’m really interested in learning more about your work.”
(VIP programs are in ECE.)
VIP also in PHYS, BIOE
All ECE students will have taken COMP140 in their first semester (Python is the wave of the future - Matlab is the past!) and so this will give them a bit of a headstart into lab work.
Anyone interested in research in Biosciences (now or in the future) should sign up to receive notifications here: https://catalog.rice.edu/browse/biosciences-opportunities/courses/biosciences-opportunities
Thanks panelists for adding additional answers in chat!! Very good information!
In spring 2021 there will be 5 VIP teams in ECE for which you can register after contacting the faculty advisor
Here is the research opportunities web page for physics & astronomy: https://physics.rice.edu/undergraduate-program/research-opportunities
Many ECE/CS projects will involve specific domain knowledge that you don't necessarily get from courses. This develops as you go along.
(True for all research!)
In Chemistry most students begin research by taking CHEM 391. This is a good way to organize the experience and gives you credits toward your chemistry major.
Many environmental science students find internships through the Sustainability office on campus, including the EcoReps program.
For neuroscience and biosciences, you can find information on internships and potential labs here: http://biosugresearch.rice.edu/
Biosciences research does not necessarily require any previous coursework. However the intro labs (BIOS 211, 212, or 213) provide basic training that can help prepare you for research and some faculty may like you to have credit for one of these courses when you start.
Kasey Leigh Yearty
To read the application for earning undergraduate research credit in Chemistry, visit here: https://chemistry.rice.edu/undergrad-research
Research can also help you get jobs after graduation, with internships that can become full-time jobs, or research experiences that help connect you to graduate programs.
To learn more about research in ECE go to https://www.ece.rice.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/undergraduate-research
Thank you to all the panelists!
Thank you for coming!
Be encouraged, be excited!
Good luck everyone!
Cheers everyone. Best of luck!
Thank you for the great answers!
Thank you all!
Kasey Leigh Yearty
Thanks for having us!
I know that we are a bit behind getting people into labs this year, but it is happening, so persist in reaching out
More specific opportunities in P&A at Rice: http://phya-undergrad.rice.edu/research-opportunities/opportunities-at-rice/
Recorded session will also be available so you can review chat answers