Why in the world should I get a PhD in Engineering?

This seminar aims to challenge the prevailing myths and opinions about the importance of considering a Ph.D. in Engineering. In under 40 minutes, the speaker will attempt to show that many of society’s game changers of tomorrow will be those among you who emerge as leaders in technology, and the clearest, most catapulting pathway to this end, is via a PhD in engineering.

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ECE dominates Screech 2016

November 10, 2016 Patrick Kurp, Engineering Communications Originally posted by Rice Engineering Communications The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) almost swept the field at the fifth-annual Screech Competition, sponsored by the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). Seven of the 13 participants who pitched their research in 90-second bursts were graduate students from […]

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SCREECH 2016

The fast-paced lightning talk competition for graduate research is back! SCREECH is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th, 2016. It will take place in McMurtry Auditorium of Duncan Hall.

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RCEL Mentorship 2016 Kick-Off Recap

The RCEL Mentorship Program Kick-Off event took place last night in Duncan Hall on the Rice Campus.  Students and mentors came out 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, and Emma Gray (senior, CS), the RCEL Mentorship Student […]

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RCEL wins Rice Global E&C Forum 2016 Award for Excellence

Press release from the Rice Global Forum Rice Center for Engineering Leadership recognized for enriching engineering education HOUSTON—A program at Rice University that provides engineering students with leadership, team-participation, communication, and entrepreneurial skills not covered in traditional engineering curricula was named recipient of the 2016 Award for Excellence by the Rice Global Engineering & Construction […]

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Karwowski a keynote speaker at IEEC 2016

RCEL Executive Director Kaz Karwowski was a keynote speaker at the IEEC 2016 Conference at Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, England on Thursday, September 8. IEEC is the leading global three day forum for enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners. According to the IEEC website, the conference “is highly regarded for its participatory style […]

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Engineering Liftoff 2016 a success!

The fifth annual Engineering Liftoff was a great success on Saturday, September 10 – over 170 participants, including freshmen, upperclass coaches, RCEL faculty/staff and other 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 slingshots!  Three student speakers […]

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Engineering Liftoff

The Engineering Liftoff is the orientation event for the School of Engineering. Test your engineering and leadership skills on a fun challenge. Learn about Rice and engineering, and hear student speakers talk about their experiences at Rice in leadership, internships and entrepreneurship.

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Wright wins Houston Humanitarian Award

August 2, 2016 In recognition of his efforts in K-12 STEM education, Cesare Wright (Leadership & Outreach Specialist for the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership) was honored with the 2016 Houston Humanitarian Award.  Presented by Goodspire and the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day Houston organization, and hosted Isiah Carey from Fox 26 News, the […]

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