SCI Opportunities

The Smalley-Curl Institute hosts a variety of events and opportunities throughout the year. Select a title to learn more about each.

Smalley-Curl Innovative Research Graduate Fellowship
The Smalley-Curl Innovative Research Fellowship will be awarded to outstanding Applied Physics students with a truly innovative research project.

SCI Transdisciplinary Symposium
Graduate students in the Applied Physics, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and NanoEngineering, and Statistics departments are invited to present a 5 or 12 minute talk on their current research.

SCI Summer Colloquium
The Smalley-Curl Institute Summer Research Colloquium began in 1986 as the RQI Colloquium and has been held in August of each year. The purpose of the SCI Summer Research Colloquium is to provide undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers working at Rice with an opportunity to present their most recent work.

SCI-STAR: Student Training for Advising Research 
SCI hosts a collaborative program that provides graduate students with the opportunity to propose, plan, and oversee original research projects. Working with the Doerr Institute for New Leaders (DINL), the goal of this program is to develop graduate students as leaders in science, especially in the context of mentorship and group management.