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Chiao takes on teaching after career in space

Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao lived his dream of going to space. Now he's teaching Rice students about aerospace science.  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...

Wednesday, February 18
Dr. Panagiotis Artemidis
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mechanical Engineering Building

Sunday, February 22 - Sunday, February 28
National Engineers Week
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Friday, February 27
Deadline to enter the Rice Business Plan Competition
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Thursday, March 26
Copy of Lunch with the Dean: MECH graduate students
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Duncan Hall