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Martin wins 'Best Graduate Level Presentation' at Texas STEM Conference Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

First-year doctoral student in mechanical engineering works in Preston Innovation Laboratory.


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How this Rice alumna found a home as a civilian, professor at the Naval Academy Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021

Karen Flack '86 became a full professor at the Naval Academy in 2004 and chaired the MECH department from 2014 to 2018.


B.J. Fregly

Fregly receives $2.4 million NIH grant to improve movement impairment treatment Thursday, Sep. 16, 2021

CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research to develop software for designing individualized treatments.


John B. Cheatham, Jr.

John B. Cheatham, Jr., professor of mechanical engineering for 33 years, dies at 96 Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021

Joined the Rice faculty in 1963 and was serving his second tenure as MECH department chair at the time of his retirement in 1996.


Marquise Bell

Marquise Bell receives NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities Fellowship Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021

The $80,000, one-year fellowship to help PhD student develop textiles for use in advanced spacesuits.


Tayfun Tezduyar

Tezduyar inducted as Honorary Member into Japan Association for Computational Mechanics Thursday, Jul. 29, 2021

MECH adjunct professor Thomas J.R. Hughes also inducted.


Marcia O’Malley, Geoff Wehmeyer and Savannah Cofer

Three mechanical engineering instructors honored for teaching excellence Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021

Marcia O’Malley, Geoff Wehmeyer and Savannah Cofer recognized with annual Rice awards.


Rice Eclipse team working on Athena rocket

Athena is scheduled for liftoff Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021

The most advanced rocket yet designed and built by the Rice Eclipse student team to launch on June 5.


US News and World Report ranking

Rice mechanical engineering up two spots in US News best graduate programs Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021

Marks fourth year ranked in a row in top 30.