Jane Grande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering (BioE), and Christopher M. Jermaine, associate professor of computer science (CS), have been selected to receive the 2016 Teaching and Research Excellence Awards from the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University.
“You take a problem and you look at it from every direction. Then you come up with various solutions, and right away you start crossing them off the list. That’s what engineers do.”
The Rice Faculty Senate has approved a new engineering design minor that will be offered beginning Fall 2017. The minor will allow students to work on solving real-world engineering challenges alongside peers from other departments in the school in highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams.
Rice University scientists have invented a technology that could potentially identify hundreds of bacterial pathogens simply, quickly and at low cost using a single set of random DNA probes. Rice’s “universal microbial diagnostic,” or UMD, uses pieces of randomly assembled DNA and mathematical techniques that were originally pioneered for signal processors inside digital phones and cameras.
More than 1.5 million college students have used a free textbook from OpenStax, the Rice University-based publisher announced today. The number of students using OpenStax textbooks has more than doubled since January, and OpenStax estimates it will save students $70 million in the 2016-17 academic year.
Rice University scientists working to develop a deeper understanding of the world’s most widely used man-made material, concrete, have detailed previously unexplored aspects that affect the energy required to make it and the greenhouse gases released.