Most Mondays during the academic year, Dean Reginald DesRoches sends a message to the School of Engineering faculty, staff and students, with announcements of notable accomplishments and activities from the previous week and upcoming events of interest to the School of Engineering. Here are the messages from the 2017 – 2018 academic year.
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Febraury 19, 2018:
It's National Engineers Week; Hicks honored for Black History Month; Brandi Ransom is a Hennesssey Scholar; applications open for RCEL leadership awards; applications also open for summer OEDK design interns; STEM workshops for grad students; REA has money for students; want a spring break externship? CCD has them
February 12, 2018
: Alvarez elected to NAE; Ajayi's research prioritizes clinical objectives in prostate cancer treatment; check out science breakfast series; nominations open for faculty and postdoc awards; Engineering Competition deadline is this Friday; communicating STEM workshop for graduate students; REA has money for students; apply for a Spring Break externship; Hyperloop info session today; inspire a girl to pursue STEM; sign up for health technologies design competition; data science clinic every Monday
February 5, 2018
: New awards for faculty and postdocs; Egap wins Young Investigator Award; Guo wins outstanding paper award; Rice engineers host Harvard Elementary School students; Spring Break externships are available; sign up for the Engineering Competition; join Hyperloop; sign up for STEM outreach day to inspire a girl to pursue STEM; data science clinics on Mondays; an event for women grad students
January 16, 2018
: Welcome back to campus, just in time for an ice storm to close campus; Ensor and O'Malley named endowed chairs; Tittel celebrates 50 years at Rice; Vannucci named president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis; Wendy Knight and Grace Morgan combine engineering and athletics; come to the REA Winter Social at Saint Arnold; Shell scholarships available; L'Oréal USAwants postdoc women; be a KPCB Product Fellow; check out the CCD's career panel; OwlSpark info session coming soon; PetroChallenge is here; research in Japan this summer; faculty, postdocs and grad students, grants are available for new course development; join digital tribes at StationHouston; startup career fair is coming soon
December 11, 2017:
Holiday wishes to all; good luck to Rice 360° today as they present at the MacArthur Foundation for $100 million, follow us on social media to see their presentation; Nagarajaiah is an ASCE fellow; Kavraki gets a $3.1m grant; engineers win Hamill Innovation Awards; five students are KPCB fellows, that's a record; funding available for shared equipment; NASA Langley job opening; apply for Ignite 2018; research in Japan this summer; travel scholarships available for creative ideas; NASA challenge; Nakatani RIES experiences available now; Chateaubriand Fellowship
November 20, 2017
: Happy Thanksgiving; Tezduyar wins Belytschko award; NEWT goes to DC; George does bone marrow research; Ignite 2018 applications are open for the annual Silicone Valley trip, apply by December 15; distinguished lecturer coming to campus; NASA Mars challenge; Doerr Institute call for proposals; Nakatani RIES applications open
November 13, 2017
: SCREECH winners; engineers participate in SCI training program; ECE team wins best paper award; Zhang, Knightly win best paper award; Rice teams compete in ACM programming contest; deadline looming for OwlEdge Externships; ECE undergraduates, dine with the dean; REA travel and project grant applications due soon; check out opportunities with the Army Corps of Engineers
November 6, 2017
: Aggrawal wins GAAS PhD Student Fellowship; Verma and team with Global Oncology Prize; Hunter honored by alma mater; Myers returns to Rice -- as a lecturer; Verduzco elected vice chair of ORNL center; Screech is tomorrow, and faculty judges are needed; Leveraging Motivation for Learning and Teaching lecture; CAAM, MSNE and CS undergrads all dine with me this week; Homecoming is this weekend; Gradstarter seeks proposals; Liu Idea Lab open house; check out our opportunities pages
October 30, 2017
: NEWDL installed; Tapia honored; Science Breakfast Series launched; Leveraging Motivation for Learning and Teaching lecture; Gradstarter seeks proposals; STAT and BIOE undergrads, have lunch with me; REA annual report out; check out our opps pages
October 16, 2017
: New art in the Engineering Quad; Rice team working on SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition seeks interested students to join the group; MECH undergrads, let's have lunch; don't miss K2I lecture on the smart grid; mark your calendars for the Liu Idea Launch Party; check out our opps pages; Soros Fellowship for New Americans available
October 11, 2017
: ABET visit accomplished; check out stories about our engineering students; Engineering magazine is out; ChBE undergrads, let's do lunch; SCREECH deadline extended; "Smart Grid: Energy Meets Information" lecture coming up; Liu Idea Lab Launch Party; check out opportunities for undergrads and grad students; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is taking applications for fellowship program; Soros Foundation Fellowships for New Americans; CCD offers a business etiquette lunch; NSF Graduate Research Fellowships available
October 2, 2017:
Sabharwal leads team working on a $19.75 million Engineering Research Center grant; Padgett and students inspect area bridges after Harvey; Reggie a member of the National Construction Safety Team; grad students, sign up for SCREECH!; money for New American students from the Soros Foundation; learn business etiquette over lunch; Rice Urbanists meet Wednesday; undergraduates, submit your proposals to present at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium; NSF offering grad school stipends; K2I Fellowships available; apply for travel grants and student project funding
September 25, 2017
: Please weigh in on our strategic plan; Rice 360° is a finalist for the MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change $100 million grant; BIOE grad students receive NIH research service awards; K2I hosts RedHat CEO this week; Hines Southwest Region CEO talk this Wednesday; grad students, register for SCREECH by October 6; get working on your NSF graduate fellowship proposal; KPCB applications due this week; K2I graduate fellowships available; REA is offering money to grad students for travel and projects; CEE undergrads, dine with the dean on Friday; NASA graduate student fellowships available; Girls Who Invest summer program; mentor and earn money
September 18, 2017:
Complete our survey about the future of the School of Engineering; US News announces rankings, we're in the top 20; Mikos elected IAMBE Fellow; Career and Internship Expo tomorrow; Evening with Industry tonight; check out NSF Graduate Fellowship workshops; KPCB Fellowship program applications now open; CEE undergrads, dine with the dean next week; be part of the next Cassini-like mission; NASA internships available, but you only have five days to apply; Mariachi Luna Llena performs a benefit concert this week.
September 11, 2017
: Our experts discuss Hurricane Harvey, flooding and Houston's future; Tapia and Hand make news about their physics and math camps; Dueñas-Osorio wins ICASSR Early Achievement Research Award; RCEL Liftoff wrap-up; Ice Cream Social is this week, bring donations for Hurricane Harvey victims (and follow us on social media to win prizes); Engineer Your Career is tonight; STAT undergrads have lunch with the dean; alum Tawfik Jarjour '12 talks "The Future of High Tech" this Friday; get ready for the Career and Internship Expo; DREAM program seeks mentors; Apollo 13 astronaut speaks on campus and NASA is offering fellowships.
August 28, 2017
: Rice and our engineers work for the public good after Hurricane Harvey and a preview of some upcoming events.
August 21, 2017
: Welcome, Rice engineers; meet our new faculty; Mikos honors with Bailey Award; Sabharwal wins Best Paper Award; check out our upcoming events; if you're interested in entrepreneurship, check out Liu Idea Lab.
To view the Dean's Weekly Messages from the 2016 – 2017 academic year click here