Deirdre Hunter knew that she wanted to do something that blended her love of engineering with her passion for inspiring students—but she had no idea the right job would come along quite so quickly in her career. She earned a Ph.D.
Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative) and the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center have agreed to work together on research and the development and deployment of technologies that provide transformative solutions to the world’s relevant energy challenges.
IBM Research and Rice University have collaborated to create the prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant (IBM MERA), a first-of-its-kind Watson-enabled application designed to aid the elderly and assist caregivers. Watson is a question-answering computer system developed by IBM.