Six engineering students received scholarships totaling $26,000 for the 2016-17 academic year from the Rice Global Forum in Engineering and Construction (Global Forum). Professional masterâ€™s students Dacheng Gao, Tracy Fu â€™15, David Moore, and Ciara Simmons-Pino who received partial-tuition scholarships. Master of science student Yuxuan Yu and Ph.D.
Teju Kishore has received the 2016 Robert H. Parks, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Engineering Leadership, and Colin C. Shaw the 2016 Engineering Leadership Award, both given by the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL).
Rice University has launched an interdisciplinary initiative to focus its strengths in advanced biomanufacturing techniques to solve grand challenges.
The iBIO initiative will bring Riceâ€™s faculty and student talents to bear on problems that can be solved by programming bacteria, proteins or other biological agents to produce chemicals, catalyze reactions or sense conditions.
Chemical engineers and chemists from Rice University and Chinaâ€™s Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics have made something so useful and unusual they arenâ€™t yet sure how much itâ€™s worth.
In rapid succession during her freshman year, Emily Song changed her major from chemistry to statistics, and from statistics to chemical engineering and economics.