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Norma Santamaría

How a lifetime of advocacy led Norma Santamaría to helping underrepresented students Friday, Sep. 11, 2020

A former lawyer and teacher, the ECE administrator aims to promote equity and inclusion.


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Rice goes GRE-optional for grad programs, will grant fee waivers to graduates of Texas schools Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020

Rice is eliminating the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) standardized test requirement for its 2021 graduate programs.


Seven students, alumni named 2020 Fellows of the National GEM Consortium

Seven students, alumni named 2020 Fellows of the National GEM Consortium Thursday, Sep. 3, 2020

GEM has supported more than 4,000 Fellows from underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.


new engineering faculty

Eight new tenure-track faculty members join Rice Engineering in 2020-21 Friday, Aug. 28, 2020

The new faculty in five departments have joined or soon will join the School of Engineering as assistant professors.


Reginald DesRoches

DesRoches named chair of the National Construction Safety Team Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020

NCST is the the body charged with investigating building failures resulting in significant loss of life.


Maria “Cristina” Villalobos

CAAM alumna Villalobos receives mentoring award from White House Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professor earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from Rice in 1998 and 2000.


Tom Pellette

How this SVP at Caterpillar acquired engineering fundamentals at Rice Friday, Jul. 17, 2020

Tom Pellette '86 is responsible for the company's Solar Turbines subsidiary and serves as a strategic adviser.


lydia kavraki

Lydia Kavraki receives NSF grant for COVID-19 'computational pipeline' Thursday, Jul. 16, 2020

Rice computer scientist looks to help identify fragments of SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins that could be used as targets for vaccine development.


RCEL's online camp offers high school students technical, leadership skills

RCEL's online camp offers high school students technical, leadership skills Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020

The camp has leadership and technology components.