The American University in Cairo (AUC) will virtually hold this year’s Research and Creativity Convention (RCC) from 28 March to 1 April, with the public invited to attend the conference’s events and discussions.
The conference is a collective event bringing together diverse research, design, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity activities that have demonstrated growth and success over the years. It aims to enhance knowledge-sharing, interdisciplinary research collaboration, and projects of community or economic value.
AUC faculty and undergraduate and graduate students will showcase and share original research and creativity outcomes in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, and the arts.
The participants demonstrate the breadth and depth of the institution’s research mission. The university’s Research and Creativity Convention is a celebration of excellence in university research, entrepreneurship, and creative achievement.
This year, students from Indiana University will also participate in the events. The public will be allowed to attend the conference sessions and discussions, for free, through the AUC’s digital platform. The conference will discuss 174 research papers that have been submitted this year.
Alaa Idris, Professor of Practice and Associate Provost for research, innovation, and creativity, said, “I am honoured to welcome all participants, speakers and guests to this special event, the Virtual RCC 2021. I am proud of the team that worked tirelessly to put together a full-fledged online RCC during this challenging time.”
The RCC was first launched in 2017 as the Research Week, and has continued since then to grow and include more participants and activities.
Idris added, “This year, despite all obstacles, we are hosting the conference for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Entrepreneurship, and Creative Achievement (EURECA).”
He said that the conference features presentations by the AUC’s outstanding students, who will showcase their academic work.
“Our faculty will participate in two competitions, Research Pitch and Courses Futurization,” he added, “We continue to run our Design Thinking Camp, Science Slam, and an E-version of the Graduate Poster Competition.”
This year, the AUC welcomes many distinguished keynote speakers and participants from different universities and competition judges from all over the world.
Contestants are challenged to showcase their research online in a visually-appealing display accompanied by a voiceover for broadcast.
The competition’s first place winner will receive EGP 10,000, whilst the second place winner will receive EGP 7,000, and the third will receive EGP 5,000.