VIGRE at Rice
Vertical Integration of Research and Education
What is VIGRE?
VIGRE is a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation to carry out innovative educational programs in which research and education are integrated and in which undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty are mutually supportive.
What is a PFUG?
We believe that a system of aggressive Mentoring is crucial to the success of any intensively vertically integrated program. At Rice an Undergrad will have a Graduate student mentor who will in turn have a Postdoctoral mentor who will in turn have a Faculty mentor. Such a team will be referred to as a PFUG, pronounced fugue: a musical composition in which a subject is announced by 1 voice and then developed contrapuntally by each of usually 2 or 3 other voices.
Each of our 3 departments typically constitutes 3 or 4 PFUGs per term. For the full list visit the Active PFUGs links at left. In addition, each year our 3 departments join forces to produce a Grosse PFUG. For details on this year's theme please hit the Grosse PFUG link at right.
How do I get Involved?
Enroll in a research seminar for credit.
Poster Session Fall 2009 in Brochstein Pavilion
Updated August 7, 2012