research and creativity convention

Research and Creativity Convention (RCC) 2023

March 12 - 16 — AUC New Cairo

The American University in Cairo's (AUC) Research and Creativity Convention (RCC) is a collective event that brings 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. It is an event that highlights AUC’s strategic priorities, strengthens research capacity, invigorates campus creativity, and explores critical regional and global issues.

AUC faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate, showcase and share original research and creativity outcomes in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, and the arts. They demonstrate the breadth and depth of the institution’s research mission. The AUC Research and Creativity Convention is a celebration of excellence in university research, entrepreneurship, and creative achievement.

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auc undergraduate students eureca conference

EURECA Conference

The conference for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Entrepreneurship, and Creative Achievement (EURECA) includes presentations from the following activities: Research Excellence Across the Disciplines, First-Year Research Experience (FYRE), ELI Explorers, Creatopia, Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Expo, Architectural Design Showcase, and Undergraduate Poster Session.

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science slam undergraduate students activity

Science Slam

The Science Slam invites young researchers to show their innovative ideas in a creative and concise presentation to a non-specialized audience.

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science slam graduate student activity

Science Slam

The Science Slam invites young researchers to show their innovative ideas in a creative and concise presentation to a non-specialized audience.

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graduate poster competition

Graduate Poster Competition

This activity invites graduate students to present their research using posters and engage a "walking" audience through text and attractive visuals.

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liberal arts symposium

Liberal Arts Symposium

Re-envisioning the Critical Reading Classroom: Different Courses, Same Concepts
The Liberal Arts Symposium brings together the scholarship of all faculty who have a vested interest in incorporating Liberal Arts ideals into their teaching, whether they teach in the Liberal Arts or not.

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faculty research pitch competition

Faculty Research Pitch Competition

Present your research in a three-minute pitch, and compete before a panel of judges and an audience for competition awards.

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futurize your course

Futurize Your Course Competition

The world is changing rapidly. If you are interested in reimagining what your course might look like in 20 years, then we invite you to join with others at AUC and participate in the RCC 2023: Futurize Your Course Competition.

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aerial view for Cairo with clouds and AUC architecture in the background, to represent climate change initiative

Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

In relation to the AUC Climate Change Initiative, the Research and Creativity Convention (RCC) 2023 is hosting a Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability session for faculty members to present work conducted within this area, and/or recently presented at COP27.

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design thinking competition group photo

Design Thinking Day Long Sprint

This hands-on design thinking event is designed to introduce you to this creative approach to problem-solving, where you will learn the tools, mindsets and frameworks of design thinking.

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Previous Conferences

RCC 2022          RCC 2021          RCC 2020          RCC 2019          RCC 2018          

Research Week 2017          Research Day 2016