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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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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Over 200 attend Engineering Liftoff 2017!

The sixth annual Engineering Liftoff on September 9 brought together over 200 participants, including freshmen, upperclass coaches, RCEL faculty/staff and volunteers, crowded into the RMC Grand Hall for a day of challenges and fun.   The competition designs were very creative this year, including catapults, canons and trebuchets! Dr. Fred Higgs, RCEL Faculty Director, opened […]

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Engineering Liftoff

Come out for a great day of new friends and engineering competitions! Students work in teams to complete an engineering challenge designed to test and expand their leadership ability, with upperclass engineering students serving as mentors.

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Upcoming Southwest I-Corps Regional Program

Want to build a business around your research or innovation?  Apply for the NSF I-Corps Regional Program!   ABOUT THE PROGRAM Southwest I-Corps is offering a FREE Regional NSF I-Corps Program to facilitate commercial evaluation of academic research and innovation, and develop potentially eligible teams for a $50,000 NSF I-Corps team grant. Teams will explore the potential value of […]

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Rice Drone Camp 2017 – Expanding Horizons in STEM

During the week of June 12th-16th, RCEL hosted the 3rd Annual Rice Drone Camp – an intensive STEM enrichment program for 7th-8th grade students. Through a highly competitive application process, 20 students were selected to attend the 5-day program hosted at Rice University by the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). Rice Drone Camp students […]

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RCEL alumni win 2017 ASME iShow People’s Choice Award

Rice University senior design team Sixth Sense was named the People’s Choice at the 2017 ASME iShow on June 22. According to the ASME, the ASME Innovation showcase (ISHOW) is “a global competition for hardware led ventures. We focus on the design & engineering journey of taking physical products to market. We care about “social innovation”, […]

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