Opportunities for Research in Biophysics, Informatics, and Theoretical Science (ORBITS) has been created as an undergraduate research program that covers Frontiers in Science and research opportunities for Rice and other participating students.

The Frontiers In Science (FIS) Program, directed by Margaret Cheung, is intended to introduce students from all disciplines and academic levels to the beauty and fun of scholarly pursuits in the natural and physical science disciplines, and to engage faculty in interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research activities. This program is available to the undergraduates at the University of Houston (UH) and Houston Community College (HCC). The selected students will participate in cutting-edge science research in the field of biological physics during a 10-week program housed at the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics at Rice University. The 2019 FIS Friday Lunch Meetings are now scheduled. For more information, or to apply, please visit University of Houston's Frontiers in Science Summer Research Internship.

The Frontiers In Science Seminar Series, a part of the FIS program, consists of presentations in leading-edge interdisciplinary research in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics, as well as open discussions on opportunities in science as a career, research training internships for students, and faculty research collaborations. Faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) give FIS seminars at UH and HCC throughout each academic year.

The ORBITS Internship Program at Aiden Lab, Baylor College of Medicine is looking for great scientists to join the team, especially molecular biologists, computer scientists, and biophysicists. You will have the opportunity to work on a broad array of projects with an interdisciplinary approach. Applied and theoretical aspects of computer science, mathematics, physics, biology, engineering, and economics are used to make landmark discoveries in our lab.

Rice Undergraduate Research offers university-wide opportunities, selective research scholarships, and more.