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The Innovation Symposium is an annual event organized by the Rice Bioengineering GSA, in partnership with the Rice Bioengineering Department. The event showcases exciting translational and interdisciplinary research from across the university and connects students with alumni.

2018 Innovation Symposium

2017 Innovation Symposium

2016 Innovation Symposium

2015 Innovation Symposium

 

Explore keynotes, presenters & more from past symposiums

2018 Innovation Symposium


 

Keynote Speaker

Rob Thomson, Ph.D.

Alumni Panelists

Brian Pikkula - President, Forward Science

Ying Hu - Assistant Professor, U of Illinois, Chicago

Meaghan Bond - Postdoc, Rice Univ.

Brian McCall - Imaging Systems Engineer, SpectralMD

Jennifer Bernier - Scientist, Luminex Corporation

Andre Gobin - Research Engineer, TPC Group

Fergus Wong - Johnson & Johnson Center for Device Innovation

Stacie Frye - COO, Lasergen (Agilent)

Christopher Loo - Physician Entrepreneur

Allan Henslee - Director of Product Development, iotaMotion

Vishal Gupta - Program Manager, Lonza

Alex Arevalos - CTO, Alleviant Medical

Student Presenters

BIOINSPIRED IDEAS

Ian Kinstlinger, BIOE

Carlos Origel , BioSciences

Chelsey Smith, BIOE

Amanda Wickens, APPL/ECE

Jiafan Zhu, CS

90-SECOND PITCHES

Matthew Bedell

Sangheon Han

Pavan Kota

Edwin Lai

Santiago Martinez Legaspi

Madeline Monroe

Trenton Piepergerdes

Melody Tan

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Matthew Bedell

Nicole Carrejo

Joshua Chen

Jason George

Prashant Kalvapalle

Pavan Kota

Eleni Litsa

Ramya Ganiga Prabhakar

Alyssa Shapiro

 

 

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2017 Innovation Symposium


 

Keynote Speaker

Atul Varadhachary, MD, PhD, Managing Partner, Fannin Innovation Studio

Student Presenters

BIOINSPIRED IDEAS

Thomas Clements (Biochemistry & Cell Biology)

Sangheon Han (Bioengineering)

Alicia Medina-Mangubat (Chemistry)

Etienne Ackermann (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Rachel Trump (Psychology)

 

 

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2016 Innovation Symposium


 

Keynote Speakers

Larry McIntire, Wallace H. Coulter Chair Emeritus, Georgia Tech

Todd Giorgio, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Student Presenters

BIOINSPIRED IDEAS

Samantha Paulsen, Bioengineering

Joseph Young, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kelsey Walker, Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Mohit Kumar Jolly, Bioengineering & Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

Santiago Martinez Legaspi, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Dayne Swearer, Chemistry

 

 

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2015 Innovation Symposium


 

Keynote Speaker

Brian Pikkula, President and CTO of Forward Science Technologies

Student Presenters

BIOINSPIRED IDEAS

Sydney Gibson, Bioengineering

Lynn Fahey, Sociology

Katie Clements, Chemistry

Guillaume Duret, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jessica Dobbs, Bioengineering

Arun Mahadevan, Bioengineering

Anderson Ta, founder of OpenFactory