When Michael Devine spent a day at St. Arnold Brewing Company in Houston, he knew the experience would be useful. What he didnâ€™t know was how his experience would contribute to his perspective on his engineering studies.
Donaldo Almazan and Isaac Phillips are the winners of this yearâ€™s Phil Layton Scholarships, given annually to engineering students who have made significant contributions to their engineering studies and to the visual or performing arts.
The prescription is a familiar one for medical devices designed for use in underdeveloped parts of the world: â€śThey want something thatâ€™s fast, portable, easy to use and inexpensive.â€ť
Rice University is one of 40 academic partners in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners, including companies, local governments, academic and nonprofit organizations.