Each Monday during the academic year, Dean Ned Thomas 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 2016 - 2017 academic year (messages are added to the top of the list).
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February 20, 2017: It's National Engineers Week; Rice 360 is in the running for $100 million; Kate Thomas combines statistics and public policy; two contests to win copies of Rise of the Rocket Girls; spotlight on Matthew Elliott; Emilie Ringe wins 3-M's Non-Tenured Faculty Award; RURS deadline approaching; ZPower contest to win $25K; Rice Global Forum Engineering Competition; research in Boston this summer; nominations for outstanding leaders wanted; Schlumberger invites students to submit abstracts, grand prize is a trip to Paris; REA wants new board members, if you'r an alum, consider joining; OwlSpark lunch and learn; apply for year-end awards; introduce a girl to engineering; apply for a scholarship to attend the Tapia Conference; Lasker Foundation Essay Contest could win you $10K and a trip to New York City; Oil and Gas HPC conference wants posters
February 13, 2017: Mark Dankberg '76 '77 (ECE) elected to NAE; Engineering Competition coming soon; I-ships available at the OEDK and in Brazil; faculty, there's funding available for your teaching and research; Owl Open deadline is looming; get ready for Owl Tank; applications being accepted for OwlSpark; awards available from the REA; ECE call for award applications; fellowships available in Singapore; introduce a girl to engineering; travel scholarships available to attend the Tapia Conference; 2017 Science and Engineering Fair needs judges; your essay could win you $10K; oil and gas HPC conference is at the BRC in March and it wants your posters
February 6, 2017: The Patriots win Super Bowl 51; shout out to the volunteers who signed up for the FIRST Robotics Competition; we still need more, so sign up; scenes from the Career Expo; Startup Career Fair Feb. 18; meet Team OxyCal and see what they're doing now; engineers in the arts; engineering spirit; register to enter the OwlOpen, you could go on to the Rice Business Plan Competition; doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships iin Singapore available; Presidential Mentoring Award nominations open; faculty, nominate exceptional graduate students for fellowships; call for posters for Oil and Gas high Performance Computing Conference; come to the launch for a book that shows how stretching yourself can improve your life; DOE internships available; sign up to introduce a girl to engineering; Tapia Conference deadline is soon; sign up for externships today; BP opportunities; Subsea Institute opportunities
January 30, 2017: Go to Friday's Expo, get an internship; student lab assistants are integral to the OEDK; ChBE alumna is the new dean of engineering at Virginia Tech; immigration seminar this Thursday; faculty, nominate grad students for fellowships; DREAM mentorship program needs volunteers; OwlSpark information session; startup documentary screening on Wednesday; "Legal and Policy Changes in the Digital Age" discussion this week; research internships for students with disabilities; book launch and panel discussion shows how you can stretch yourself and improve your life; DOE internships; KPCB Fellowship deadline is tomorrow; Tapia Conference scholarship deadline is coming up; undergrads engaged in societal issues can get scholarship dollars; sign up for Spring Break Owl Edge Externships; BP offers multiple student opportunities; Brown Teaching Grants call for proposals; Subsea Institute wants wireless technology proposals
January 23, 2017: Rice shares part of $250M robotics effort; spotlight on Hand's reaching and research; Barr's e-ship efforts; Faculty Owl Days coming up; KPCB is taking applications for its fellowship program; proposals due for international collaboration; apply for proposal writing workshop; global health panel; last day to nominate for (T+R)^2 Awards; call for proposals for Brown Teaching Grants; Spring Career and Internship Expo coming up; get ready for professional engineer exam; research i-shihps for students with disabilities; e-ship in D.C.; OwlSpark info session
January 16, 2017: Welcome Deirdre Hunter to the OEDK; we've got some top researchers; Chipara interns with the Army Research Lab; nominations accepted for the (T+R)^2 Award; Brown Teaching Grants call for proposals; microscopy workshops; grad students, communication workshop in Cambridge, Mass; prepare for the professional engineer exam; research internships for students with disabilities; intern at Bell Labs; e-ship opportunities at the TMC; check out this e-ship opportunity in D.C.; deadline approaching for summer research in Tokyo
January 9, 2017: Welcome back! Nakhleh is the new CS chair; Baraniuk is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors; highlighting Kono's contributions; Vardi's papers hit one million downloads; nominations open for (T+R)^2 Excellence Awards; faculty, apply for Brown Teaching Grants; de Hoop's symposium is coming up next week; machine learning workshop Jan 24; sign up for ENGI 242 to sharpen your communication skills; Bell Labs Internships; E-ship fellowship at the TMC; E-ship program in D.C.; L'Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship Program is accepting applications, $60K in research funding available for post-docs; freshmen and sophomores, you can intern in Japan next summer; opportunities for research and learning at Tokyo Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo this summer; the Navy seeks engineers who want to work on nuclear-powered plants on Navy vessels; undergrads, the Summer Opportunities Fair is this Tuesday at 4:30; check out our opportunities pages on the website
December 12, 2016: Holiday wishes; John '73, '74 and Ann Doerr '75 win Distinguished Service Medal; Li takes first in Tech Idol competition; Chen wins Honorable Mention from Computing Research Association; ChBE Cars show how E^3 grants were used; Machine Learning Workshop coming up; Silicon Flatiron E-ship I-ship; female postdocs, an opportunity for you; undergrads, do research in Germany; BIOEs, I-ship for you; grad student video contests; freshmen and sophomores, research in Japan next summer; Ignite 2017 E-ship trip to Silicon Valley; check out our opps pages
December 5, 2016: Rice alumna receives Materials Today Embracing Challenge Award; Tkaczyk is an OSA Fellow; Machine Learning workshop coming soon; OwlSpark study break tonight; Silicon Flatirons summer start-up program next summer; be an Amgen Scholar; American Society for Engineering Education's Diversity Committee invites you to share your stories; ConocoPhilips externship; freshmena and sophomores, you can intern in Japan next summer; check out our opportuniites pages
November 28, 2016: New website debuts; Tomson is an AAAS Fellow; MECH/ChBE team take first in trivia night; guess where this photo was taken; be an Amgen Scholar at CalTech or MIT; Naval Research Internships deadline is Wednesday; NASA internships; Lilly Innovation Fellowships; check out our opportunities pages
November 21, 2016: Holiday wishes from the dean; Tapia receives AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award; five engineers make Highly Cited Researchers list; Naval research internships deadline is looming; NASA internships; Lilly Innovations Fellowships; check out our opportunites pages
October 24, 2016: Engineering has a new minor in design; CS Club excels with HackRice 2016; Matteo Pasquali elected fellow of the APS; Tony Mikos gets BMES Shu Chien Award; four BIOE students win NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards; sign up for the Elevator Pitch competition; Moshe Vardi gives a talk Thursday; Health Professions Fair Wednesday; Navy's Nuclear Program wants engineers; NSF East Asia and Pacific Institute wants grad students; OEDK offering Maker Grants; SMART Scholarships; AAUW fellowships for non-U.S. women; REA will fund student projects and travel
October 17, 2016: New Rice Engineering Magazine is out (see it here); Madison Nasteff knows how Cheez-Its are made; NEST warming party held last week; Harvey Mudd College's Colleen Lewis to speak Tuesday; IBB to celebrate 30th anniversary October 26th; ECE Halloween party planned; answers to last week's "Where am I?" contest; don't forget to give to United Way; OEDK Maker Grants available; idea sessions for E3 grant program; join us on Sallyportal; Rich Endowment funding proposals being accepted; NAE EGirl Essay Contest announced; visit the undergrad and graduate student opps pages; REA accepting proposals for student grants; Amazon.com's Alexa Prize is big!; Marcie O'Malley to speak at SpaceCom; SEA wants input on new equipment; calling all FIRST competition alumni; movie on E-ship: She Started It
October 12, 2016: Learn about our new center, RUCCAM; Nest warming party; happy birthday, IBB; United Way time; OEDK Maker Grant; E3 Grant idea sessions; Sallyportal is here; Rich awards; Technology Outlook 2025; NEA contest; check out the opportunities pages; REA wants to give you money; socialbot builders can get cash; O'Malley speaks at SpaceCom; Science Olympia volunteers needed; students, did you compete in FIRST?; She Started It; Where's Ned contest
October 3, 2016: Symposium kicks off BIOE's 20th anniversary year; RCEL mentorship program for this year begins; see MECH/VADA's Justin Bernard in Julius Ceasar; do an internship, go abroad; Wang goes on a scholarly retreat; sign up for SCREECH; apply for an IMB Global I-ship; REA is looking to give students money; NAE Grand Global Challenges Summit; SpaceCom is coming; go research in Germany; faculty, get funding for equipment; Science Olympiad needs volunteers; FIRST is coming to Houston and if you competed, we want to know
September 26, 2016: Richards-Kortum is our first MacArthur Fellow; Vannucci is the Noah Harding Chair of Statistics; Antoulas is a Planck Fellow; RCEL wins Global Forum award; REA funds new ICE Lab; Karwowski instructs at "Beat the Odds" Bootcamp; save the date for SCREECH; 2016 Global Startup Ecosystem Survey; IBM Global Internship; apply or nominate someone for K2I Fellowships; NASA iTech searching for solution; faculty, check out the Treybig Teaching & Innovation Colloquy; NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships; federally funded graduate fellowships; faculty education ideas due Wednesday
September 19, 2016: Career and Internship Expo a success; SWE does a great job with Evening with Industry; Thomas Halsey shares insight with EPMP students; if you're into rockets, join Eclipse; MSNE students (undecideds welcome, too!) come to Thursday's get together for information and fun; Treybig Teaching and Innovation Colloquy; Enriching Engineering Education awards call for proposals and idea sessions; enter the International Space Station Design Challenge; apply for NASA space technology research fellowships; great listing of federally funded graduate fellowships; students, attend teh Doerr Institute for New Leaders Leader Development Council meeting; apply for a Lowenstern Fellowship; NSF I-Corps program Oct. 5 - 7; grad students, you can win a CTE teaching award; lots of funding for faculty education ideas
September 12, 2016: Liftoff! wrap-up; meet Zach Codero, our new faculty member; NSF grad research fellowship info session today; apply for the KPCB Fellowship and meet Ethan Perez, who just completed it this summer; Career Expo information and events all week; E^3 call for proposals and idea sessions; International Space Station and Design Challenge; register for the Energy and Clean Tech Venture Forum; our listing of federally funded graduate fellowships; apply for a Lowenstern Fellowship; grad students, you can win a CTE teaching award; funding for faculty ideas; Asian Bilingual Career Forum; Naval Research Enterprise I-ships; Missile Defense Agency wants you; PetroChallenge; NASA's RASC-AL competition and its Big Idea Competition
September 6, 2016: Innovate Design-a-Thon wrap-up; welcome new faculty; Yvette Weatherton joins the dean's staff; come out to the Ice Cream Social; NASA's Journey to Mars and Beyond: NSFGRFP assistance; apply for Enriching Engineering Education awards; CTE's new awards for grad students; Liftoff! is Saturday; funding for faculty ideas; Asian Bilingual career forum; PetroChallenge coming up; opportunities with NASA; don't miss the De Lange conference
August 29, 2016: My final year as dean, but we're not slowing down; Iris Gau found an internship through the CCD and you should, too; Ice Cream Social is next week; get ready for Liftoff!; if you're a grad student and artistic, design a safety poster, maybe win a cash prize; funding for faculty initiatives; Asian Bilingual Career Forum - save the date; Naval Research Enterprise Internships; the Missile Defense Agency wants you; Faculty Data Science Meet Up; Second PetroChallenge is Sept. 14; opportunities with NASA, plus NASA's Big Idea Challenge; don't miss NASA's Journey to Mars and Beyond; DeLange Conference features lecture about Humans, Machines and the Future of Work - you won't want to miss it
August 22, 2016: Welcome back; save the date for the ice cream social; NSF grad research fellowship information session is tomorrow; faculty, communication seminar just for you; images from Drone Camp; Shepherd wins DoE grant; Kuei wins Graduate Student Poster Presentation; Smalley-Curl Institute Symposium winners; MSNE T-shirt design wins Koizumi $250; research fair this Thursday; INNOVATE Design-a-Thon is Labor Day weekend; check out the PetroChallenge; surgical collaboration day is this Saturday; students and faculty can participate in NASA's 2017 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage competition; NASA Big Idea Challenge; save the date for the De Lange Conference
To view the Dean's Weekly Message from the 2015 - 2016 academic year, click here.