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Graduate students earn AMPT Center's first Resiliency Awards Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

Of the five recipients, four come from Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Barclay Jumet

Jumet receives AATCC grant for soft wearable device fabrication Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

First-year PhD student in Preston Innovation Lab will be funded for $1,100.

Bill Smoot

Thanks to Rice Engineering, Bill Smoot '83 likes to get his hands dirty Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

The mechanical engineering alumnus's company WET Engineering deals in waterparks and water treatment.

Rice Eclipse Rocket Team

How Rice Eclipse built a competition rocket during a pandemic Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020

Kimberly Rodriguez '22 on preparing for the largest intercollegiate rocketry competition in the world.

OwlSat illustration

OwlSat CubeSat earns Technical Project of the Year from SEDS Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

Rice SEDS chapter developed small research satellite to serve as payloads in future launches.

Daniel Preston

Preston to study how temperatures affect the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020

Assistant professor has received a $159,000 National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant for project.

Ryan Udell

Senior receives honorable mention in USRA's Distinguished Undergraduate Awards Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

For second year in a row, Ryan Udell honored for leadership in aerospace engineering and space science.

Kenji Takizawa

Kenji ​​​​​​​Takizawa elected as ASME fellow Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

Adjunct professor works with the research group of Tayfun Tezduyar.

Marcia O'Malley

O'Malley named ASME's Dynamic Systems and Controls Division Nyquist Lecturer for 2020 Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

'Haptics: A Hot Topic with Controls at its Core' lecture delivered during Oct.5-7 conference.