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OURI STEM Discover Research Panel - Shared screen with speaker view
Yufei Cui
01:41
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pHvCAbgmj1VIsWKOdyZQunxbdEP5Lx8sRJKKcr-ETyk/edit?usp=sharing
Makayla Brown
05:31
The document view only
Ruofeng Liu
05:39
Is there not a CS/CAAM panel?
Yufei Cui
06:55
Here is the link again https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pHvCAbgmj1VIsWKOdyZQunxbdEP5Lx8sRJKKcr-ETyk/edit?usp=sharing
OURI Support
07:28
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Adiv Ahsan
07:54
I don’t see an ECE directory
Yufei Cui
10:09
We will add ECE shortly
Yufei Cui
11:45
ECE category is alive now
Yufei Cui
12:38
Please enter any questions you have for the panelists!
Rachel Lee
13:38
What would you advise to include in a resume when applying as an undergraduate with no previous research?
Clara Ursic
14:15
Will most research opportunities be online or postponed due to covid this semester? What percentage of research will remain in person?
Stephanie Pecaut
14:40
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?
Antonio Caballero
14:56
In regards to the EEPS department, are there positions for computer science major / data science minor students?
Jeffrey Hartgerink
15:12
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.
Carrie Masiello
15:36
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.
Carrie Masiello
15:58
Re CS majors and the EEPS department, YES! We definitely have opportunities for CS Majors.
Jeffrey Hartgerink
16:10
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.
Adiv Ahsan
17:33
What are the available research opportunities for a freshman interested in ECE/CS? Especially for someone with limited coding experience
Jeffrey Hartgerink
17:51
Also, if you need help making a contact with a PI you can email me directly (jdh@rice.edu or Dr. Yearty klyearty@rice.edu) and we can help you find a placement.
Jonathan Flynn
18:29
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.
Caleb Kemere
18:52
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.
Jonathan Flynn
18:57
and CAAM 210: This is a basic introduction to coding MATLAB. Being able to program does make you stand out.
Carrie Masiello
19:08
If you are interested in environmental science research or EEPS research you can contact Dr. Morgan (morganj@rice.edu) and/or me (masiello@rice.edu). 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.”
Caleb Kemere
19:12
(VIP programs are in ECE.)
OURI Support
19:50
VIP also in PHYS, BIOE
Caleb Kemere
19:53
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.
Scott Solomon
19:59
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
OURI Support
20:15
Thanks panelists for adding additional answers in chat!! Very good information!
Norma Santamaria
20:52
In spring 2021 there will be 5 VIP teams in ECE for which you can register after contacting the faculty advisor
Stephen Bradshaw
20:57
Here is the research opportunities web page for physics & astronomy: https://physics.rice.edu/undergraduate-program/research-opportunities
Caleb Kemere
21:18
Many ECE/CS projects will involve specific domain knowledge that you don't necessarily get from courses. This develops as you go along.
Caleb Kemere
21:42
(True for all research!)
Jeffrey Hartgerink
23:16
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.
Carrie Masiello
24:15
Many environmental science students find internships through the Sustainability office on campus, including the EcoReps program.
Jonathan Flynn
24:15
For neuroscience and biosciences, you can find information on internships and potential labs here: http://biosugresearch.rice.edu/
Scott Solomon
24:30
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
25:32
To read the application for earning undergraduate research credit in Chemistry, visit here: https://chemistry.rice.edu/undergrad-research
Carrie Masiello
26:32
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.
Norma Santamaria
27:26
To learn more about research in ECE go to https://www.ece.rice.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/undergraduate-research
OURI Support
30:07
Thank you to all the panelists!
Caleb Kemere
30:14
Thank you for coming!
Caleb Kemere
30:23
Be encouraged, be excited!
Scott Solomon
30:26
Good luck everyone!
Stephen Bradshaw
30:27
Cheers everyone. Best of luck!
Antonio Caballero
30:28
Thank you!
Neha Gheewala
30:29
Thank you!
Stephanie Pecaut
30:30
Thank you for the great answers!
Makayla Brown
30:31
Thank you all!
Brian Lee
30:36
thank you!
Kasey Leigh Yearty
30:40
Thanks for having us!
Yufei Cui
30:42
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pHvCAbgmj1VIsWKOdyZQunxbdEP5Lx8sRJKKcr-ETyk/edit?usp=sharing
Caleb Kemere
30:42
I know that we are a bit behind getting people into labs this year, but it is happening, so persist in reaching out
Jacob Pan
30:45
Thank you!
Frank Geurts
30:52
More specific opportunities in P&A at Rice: http://phya-undergrad.rice.edu/research-opportunities/opportunities-at-rice/
OURI Support
31:11
Recorded session will also be available so you can review chat answers