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.
Light-laden drones over the Super Bowl and Olympics were attractive demonstrations of the technology, but Rice University students have higher aspirations for their flying flocks.
The annual event demonstrates problem solving and creative thinking.
9.4-acre Midtown site will house mix of commercial tech spaces, best-in-class infrastructure, entrepreneurial talent to foster innovation.