RCEL launches student mentorship program

By Holly Beretto Engineering Communications December 1, 2017 Thanks in part to the success of its industry mentorship program, which matches Rice Center for Engineering Leadership students with professional engineers, RCEL begins accepting applications this week for its student mentorship program. The goal is to connect freshman and sophomore engineering students with juniors and seniors. […]

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CS + Harvey: The Provost’s “Nerd Pack”

By Adam Smalls Originally posted by Rice University Department of Computer Science Shortly after Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 51 inches of rain on Houston and Southeast Texas, a team of five Rice University students and alumni leaped into action. “There was a post on Facebook saying the Provost needed quantitatively minded volunteers,” said Max […]

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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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RCEL Summer Reads

Faculty and Staff Recommendations to get you through the long days at the pool! Looking for some good reads to get you through the long days of summer?  Here are a few suggestions from RCEL faculty and staff. More to come in future posts! New printing of Frankenstein for scientists and engineers!  Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, […]

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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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Unconventional students at Rice 2017: Senthil Natarajan

Senthil Natarajan is a 2017 senior at Rice University majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He will also receive the RCEL Certificate in Engineering Leadership upon graduation. April 23, 2017 – Brandon Martin, Rice University News Senthil Natarajan, a Will Rice College senior majoring in electrical engineering, used his four years at Rice to explore his […]

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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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