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Michael Carroll, former engineering dean, dies at 79>

Michael Carroll, former engineering dean, dies at 79

The Burton J. and Ann M. McMurtry Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Computational and Applied Mathematics will be remembered for his dedication to the School of Engineering.  Read More »

US Lead in Science and Technology Shrinking
According to the National Science Board, the major Asian economies now perform a larger share of global research and technical development than the U.S. Ray Bowen, lecturer and distinguished visiting professor in mechanical engineering and materials science, is quoted.  more...

Mechanical, Robotics Engineers See Demand
Mechanical engineering is ranked fifth on the National Association of Colleges and Employers' list of most in-demand bachelor's degrees. Marcia O'Malley, associate professor in mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted.  more...

Private Spaceflight Industry Set to Take Flight, Federation President Says
Privately owned orbital facilities and regular space tourism could be a reality by the end of the next decade, the president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation said Wednesday.
Speaking to students at Rice University, Michael Lopez-Alegria compared the current state of the private space industry to the early days of commercial air flight.
The growing success of the industry will lead to the “democratization of access to space” and create thousands of jobs, he said.  more...

Rice SHPE Leaves its Mark at National Conference
Three members of the Rice University chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) took second place in the Academic Olympiad at the annual SHPE National Conference in Indianapolis. Isai Ake, a senior in mechanical engineering, won $1,000 in the test of technical knowledge.  more...

Monday, February 15
Graduate Seminar Series - Powered Exoskeletons and Wearable Sensors for Enhancing Mobility
Daniel Jacobs
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mechanical Laboratory

Monday, February 22
State of the School Address
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Duncan Hall

Monday, February 22
Graduate Seminar Series - Computational Tools for Robot Design: A Composition Approach
Cynthia Sung
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mechanical Laboratory

Tuesday, February 23
2016 Engineer Your Career: Presented by Rice Engineering Alumni
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Duncan Hall

Wednesday, March 2 - Wednesday, March 3
2016 Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
BioScience Research Collaborative

Wednesday, April 13
Rice Data Science Meet Up
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BioScience Research Collaborative