Tish Stringer, a lecturer in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University, hopes to revive an art form that has almost, while no one was looking, disappeared.
Matthew Brake, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Rice University, has received the 2018 C. D. Mote Jr., Early Career Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
After sitting out the competition for a year, the team discovers sometimes the effort is worth more than a win.
The 2018 Hardy M. Bourland Staff Award for Distinguished Service go to Mari Allen, senior department administrator in mechanical engineering, and Jessica McVey, research coordinator in materials science and nanoengineering.
A mechanical engineering major and two electrical engineering double majors receive the prestigious awards.
During the competition, 10 graduate students, six from the school of engineering, had just three minutes and a single slide to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance.