Rice Eclipse, the University’s rocket club, made an offer to potential new members: sign up to join the group, and Rice Eclipse would pay for you to launch a seven-foot solid rocket, qualifying you for Level 1 High Power Rocketry Certification.
Launching its goal of making a long-term investment to the School of Engineering, the Rice Engineering Alumni (REA) dedicated $30,000 for renovating the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s internal combustion engine (ICE) lab. That gift is part of a much larger $50,000 pledge to improve mechanical engineering labs over the next three years.
“Our results are promising. We know we can help people who have suffered a stroke. In Washington, D.C., we want to demonstrate our success so we can encourage Congress to maintain this critical funding mechanism for robotics in the US.”