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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Kidder, Petty receive RCEL leadership awards

Friday, April 21, 2017 Patrick Kurp, Engineering Communications Kelly Kidder, a senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering (ChBE), and Andrew “Drew” Petty, a senior in mechanical engineering (MECH), are the 2017 recipients of the annual leadership awards given by the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). Kidder received the Robert H. Parks Jr. Prize for […]

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Layton Scholarship winners combine engineering, arts

Originally posted on engineering.rice.edu Monday, February 6, 2017 Holly Beretto, Engineering Communications Donaldo Almazan and Isaac Phillips are the winners of this year’s Phil Layton Scholarships. Almazan is a junior chemical engineering major and Phillips is a senior mechanical engineer. The scholarship is awarded annually to engineering students who have made significant contributions not only […]

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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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