Research Opportunities by Department

Many research opportunities are available to undergraduate students at Rice University through their department in the School of Engineering. Be sure to check with your professors, advisors, and even your classmates to learn more.

Credit for Research

  • Please note that the credit is listed generically in your transcript.
  • The credit is typically variable (1-6 credits) based on the workload – discuss this with your faculty and remember to update the credit number when you register.
  • Talk to your major advisors to discuss how research credit can be used toward your degree requirements.

To learn more, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry.

Rice Engineering Programs & Centers

Rice Engineering is home to programs and centers that provide undergraduate students valuable research experience put to use in real-world applications:

Data to Knowledge

The Data to Knowledge Lab (D2K) is a hub for data science education. D2K provides students with engagement, enrichment, and experiential learning opportunities by connecting students with current data science challenges from companies, community organizations and researchers.

Oshman Engineering Design Center

The Oshman Engineering Design Center (OEDK) provides a space for Rice undergraduate students to design, prototype and deploy solutions to real-world engineering challenges.

Rice360 Institute of Global Health Technologies

Rice360 offers innovative undergraduate programs that engage students to design and implement new technologies to solve real global health challenges.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Rice is programs open to students at colleges and universities from around the world. For most programs, research experience is not required. Rice faculty and graduate students will train participants to perform research and mentor them through the experience! 

Experience in engineering include:

  • Summer Cardiovascular Research Internship Program
  • Data Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering and Medicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment