Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering is top-ranked for its education and research programs. The School of Engineering is a leader in computational science and engineering and simulation and modeling. With pioneering research in nanotechnology, Rice Engineering has made significant contributions in bioengineering, materials science and energy. Its strengths in information technology include data science, high performance computing, compilers and digital signal processing.
The School of Engineering at Rice University has a tradition of giving students a sound foundation in the fundamentals of engineering but today, those fundamentals must be augmented by experiential learning and "soft skills." Developing leadership and entrepreneurship skills and ensuring that all our students have internships improves our students' teamwork and communication skills, gives them real engineering experience, and for those who are entrepreneurially inclined, provides the knowledge and resources to turn ideas into startups.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering has more than 130 tenured and tenure-track faculty in its nine departments. Many of our faculty hold joint appointments with other engineering departments and with departments in other disciplines at Rice. Among our faculty are members of the National Academies of Engineering, Sciences and Medicine, as well as a National Medal of Science honoree and a MacArthur Fellow.
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