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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Senior Spotlight 2017

Congratulations to RCEL Class of 2017!  Thank you for your dedication and contributions to RCEL during your time in the program! Manuel Arenas Ruenes ’17Chemical EngineeringDallas, Texas   Aida Castillo ’17Material Science and NanoEngineering   Andrew Elsey ’17Mechanical EngineeringHP, Inc.Houston, Texas David Fraga ’17Mechanical Engineering   Andrew Graham ’17Electrical and Computer EngineeringU.S. Army, CECOM DivisionAberdeen, Maryland   Emma Gray ’17Chemical EngineeringU.S. NavyHonolulu, […]

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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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RCEL hosts End of Year Crawfish Boil and Pizza Party

More than 100 RCEL Certificate students, faculty, and staff came together Monday evening to celebrate another great year at RCEL with crawfish and pizza at Brockman Hall Portico at Rice University.   As the group worked their way through 120 pounds of crawfish and a dozen pizzas, RCEL Executive Director Kaz Karwowski recognized part of the outgoing […]

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Palanki, Tzouanas named Goldwater Scholars

Friday, April 7, 2017 Patrick Kurp, Engineering Communications Rohan Palanki and Constantine Tzouanas, bioengineering (BIOE) undergraduates at Rice University, have been named Goldwater Scholars for the academic year 2017-2018. Both sophomores are among the 240 chosen this year from 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by universities nationwide. Each will receive $7,500 per year […]

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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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RCEL student delegation travel to Liverpool Johns Moores University

As part of an ongoing partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), a delegation of four Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) Certificate students traveled to Liverpool, England over spring break to get a new cultural perspective on leadership and university life. The trip was a follow-up to the visit to Rice previously made by […]

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