Rice’s Higgs to testify before Congress Wednesday

MEDIA ADVISORY David Ruth 713-348-6327 david@rice.edu   Rice’s Higgs to testify before Congress Wednesday HOUSTON – (June 23, 2017) – Rice University’s Fred Higgs, the John and Ann Doerr Professor in Mechanical Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering and faculty director of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on […]

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RCEL hosts Ethics and Leadership Panel

More than 90 students, alumni, faculty, and staff crowded into McMurtry Auditorium on Monday, April 3 for the RCEL Ethics and Leadership Panel. The panelists came together to discuss the role of ethics and leadership for engineers in the real world, and how these ideals affect engineer’s decisions and innovations. RCEL Kaz Karwowski opened the […]

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Rice’s Fred Higgs makes leaders

Originally posted on HoustonChronicle.com Teaching engineers to see the big picture By Kyrie O’Connor December 13, 2016 C. Fred Higgs III remembers the day, in third grade, that he got an A+ in math. “It drove me, the way adults reacted,” he says now. Education was paramount in the Higgs household in Tallahassee, Fla., and both of […]

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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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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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C. Fred Higgs III joins MECH and RCEL

Patrick Kurp, Rice Engineering Communications C. Fred Higgs III leaves a trail of acronyms wherever he goes. There’s PFTL, his Particle Flow and Tribology Lab at Carnegie Mellon. There’s his philosophy of mentoring student researchers – the RTFS Engine, short for Research, Teaching, Funding, Service. And there’s RCEL, the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership, where […]

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