The $15 million will go toward reaching the Rice 360° goal of reducing preventable newborn deaths in Africa.
All of the devices in the technology package assembled by Rice 360°, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, are designed to be low-cost, rugged and easy to use while also being effective in under-resourced parts of the world. Eight of the technologies that make up the NEST package started as undergraduate design team projects at Rice.
Rice University Lecturer Deirdre Hunter was honored with an Alumni Faces of 2017 award from Onondaga Community College, one of her alma maters. The award recognizes outstanding graduates who “have achieved recognized success and made significant contributions to the betterment of society.” Hunter graduated from OCC in 2002.
Matthew Wettergreen, a lecturer in the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen at Rice University, helped feed and organzie food distribution for those left homeless by Hurricane Harvey.
An impromptu donation drive netss big results and shows Rice's commitment to the community.