Applications for the annual Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) are due September 12. Limited travel awards are available. Started in 2014, GCURS seeks to provide an outlet for undergraduate students to exchange ideas, learn about different areas of research, and gain confidence and experience in presenting their own work to a group of their peers.
For the fourth year in a row, Rice University ranks No. 1 in the nation for the best race/class interaction, according to student surveys for the Princeton Review’s 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges.”
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MECH) at Rice University has announced the arrival of Geoff Wehmeyer as a new assistant professor.
Rising MECH junior Savannah Cofer had the unique experience of writing her first published paper — as an undergraduate. Working in the lab of chemist James Tour, her group developed a simple way to produce conductive, three-dimensional objects made of graphene foam. Advanced Materials published the group's paper on the work in June.
Senior design team Växthus won first place and 10,000 euros for their indoor greenhouse design. The Shared Space Challenge from HSB Living Lab is an international competition that challenges participants to find new ideas on how to increase the use of shared spaces in places like apartment buildings.
MECH senior and undergraduate researcher Andrew Corbató studies Rayleigh–Bénard convection. Using the fluid- and heat-transfer physics learned in MECH and mathematical techniques learned in CAAM, Corbató now enjoys doing research at the intersection of these areas.
Four engineering alumni, including mechanical engineer Wayne Hale '76, have been honored by the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) for their contributions to Rice. They were recognized at a dinner held May 12 at the River Oaks Country Club.
ELATE is part of a Drexel University program to advance senior women faculty in engineering and technology. O’Malley is one of 18 women to participate in ELATE, which focuses on “increasing personal and professional leadership effectiveness [and] leading and managing change initiatives within institutions.”
Mechanical engineering students Mary Bao, Mike Hua, Jack Kaplan, Harrison Lin and Colin Losey and electrical engineering student Lingbo Chen, have developed an automated, modular, indoor greenhouse to provide high-throughput food growth aimed at young professionals in urban settings.