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Halas wins American Chemical Society Award in colloid chemistry

Rice University nanophotonics pioneer honored for colloid research.

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Undergraduate engineering at Rice ranked 18th in the nation

The undergraduate engineering program at Rice University is ranked 18th in the nation, according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report annual rating, while the university as a whole is ranked 16th.


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NSF funds hydra research at Rice, UC Davis

Genomic, robotic tools could broaden hydra’s appeal as model organism 
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Kavraki, Vardi receive NSF grant for human-robot collaboration

Rice scientists have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop a novel framework for collaboration between humans and robots.

Photo of Rice University postdoctoral researcher Riccardo Petrolo shows one of several autonomous aerial drones being prepared to monitor for pollutants. The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to the Rice lab of electrical and computer engineer Edward Knightly to develop the platform.

Gas-sensing drones draw NSF backing

Rice engineers develop flying sensors that coordinate to warn communities of pollutants