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Mechanical engineering moves up one place in U.S. News rankings

Mechanical engineering moves up one place in U.S. News rankings Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020

Marks the third year in a row in which Rice’s mechanical engineering program has placed in the top 30 in the category,


Aerospace students build OwlSat to monitor EUV radiation Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

Small research satellite proposed by the Rice chapter of SEDS will learn where all the space junk is.

Alicia Herrera

Herrera receives 2020 Rice MILE Award Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

The undergraduate and graduate administrator for Department of Mechanical Engineering is a 19-year employee of Rice University.

Satish Nagarajaiah

Nagarajaiah honored with ASCE's 2020 Nathan M. Newmark Medal Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

The recognizes research that has 'helped substantially to strengthen the scientific base of structural engineering.'

Andrew Meade

Meade heads to NASA’s Ames Research Center for two-year project Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

Rice professor will research methods to merge computational fluid dynamics, wind tunnel experiments, and machine learning.

Owls in Space Symposium

Owls in Space Symposium to focus on 'Advancing Human Spaceflight' Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

Rice chapter of student club SEDS to host Mark S. Geyer, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.


Tezduyar receives APACM's Computational Mechanics Award Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

Mechanical engineering professor recognized for his 'significant contributions in the field of computational mechanics.'

Marcia O'Malley

Marcia O'Malley named IEEE Fellow Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

Rice mechanical engineering professor cited for her “contributions to rehabilitation robotics and haptic systems.”

Matthew Grossman

From the Army to industry Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

While in the U.S. Army, Matthew Grossman thought about becoming a Green Beret, but his career led him to mechanical engineering.