ASME and RCEL host Holiday Party

To celebrate the holidays and to procrastinate studying for finals just a bit, RCEL Student Leadership and the Rice Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) co-sponsored a Holiday party for members, RCEL Certificate students and guests. Over 50 ASME and RCEL students braved the day’s rain to fill Duncan College classroom for […]

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ASME & RCEL Holiday Party

Hey RCEL and ASME! Looking for a way to procrastinate studying for finals? Want to engage in holiday activities with the other engineering students on campus? Come on out to the ASME & RCEL Holiday Party! We will have a “Gingerbridge” design competition, sugar cookie decorating, a hot-chocolate bar, and cherished times with friends ♥ […]

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RCEL launches student mentorship program

By Holly Beretto Engineering Communications December 1, 2017 Thanks in part to the success of its industry mentorship program, which matches Rice Center for Engineering Leadership students with professional engineers, RCEL begins accepting applications this week for its student mentorship program. The goal is to connect freshman and sophomore engineering students with juniors and seniors. […]

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Health sciences dominate winning Screech pitches

By Patrick Kurp, Engineering Communications November 13, 2017 Originally Posted to Rice Engineering Research rooted in health and medicine dominated the winning pitches at the sixth annual Screech Competition, sponsored by the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). Nineteen graduate students from eight of the nine engineering departments at Rice University participated in the event, […]

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SCREECH 2017 Graduate Research Pitch Competition

Rice’s fast-paced engineering research pitch competition is back on Tuesday, Nov. 7th! SCREECH is an opportunity for graduate students to deliver a 90-second snapshot of their research. Competing participants will highlight the objectives and impact of the diverse graduate research projects being done in Rice University’s School of Engineering. The event aims to connect cutting-edge […]

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CS + Harvey: The Provost’s “Nerd Pack”

By Adam Smalls Originally posted by Rice University Department of Computer Science Shortly after Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 51 inches of rain on Houston and Southeast Texas, a team of five Rice University students and alumni leaped into action. “There was a post on Facebook saying the Provost needed quantitatively minded volunteers,” said Max […]

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RCEL Mentorship 2017 Kick-Off Recap

Students and mentors came together for the  RCEL Mentorship Program Kick-Off on September 26 in Duncan Hall on the Rice Campus.   Students and mentors came to learn more about the program, and to meet each other face-to-face, many for the first time.  RCEL Executive Director Kaz Karwoski welcomed the group, followed by a short introduction by […]

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AJ Velasquez-Mao ’17 publishes first-author academic publication

AJ Velasquez-Mao’s first-author research paper, entitled “Differentiation of spontaneously contracting cardiomyocytes from non-virally reprogrammed human amniotic fluid stem cells” was published in May 2017 by PLOS ONE, the world’s first multidisciplinary open access journal, shortly after Velasquez-Mao graduated from Rice University with a degree in Bioengineering. Velasquez-Mao said, “This publication was particularly important to me […]

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