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Headshots of Pedro Alvarez and Antonios Mikos

Alvarez, Mikos elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering Friday, Nov. 19, 2021

Rice Engineering professors join the academy's 93 members from countries outside China.


Reginald DesRoches standing against bookshelves

Reginald DesRoches, former dean of engineering, named 8th president of Rice University Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

Distinguished civil engineer to replace David Leebron, president of Rice since 2004, effective July 1, 2022.


Cynthia Riley headshot

Cynthia Riley joins Rice Engineering to lead fundraising Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

New senior director of development comes to Rice with 30 years of experience.


Architectural rendering of engineering and science building

Engineering and science building signals ‘a new era of research and education’ Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Construction of the new $152 million, 266,000-square-foot building on the engineering quadrangle at Rice is underway.


Statistics professors Kathy Ensor and Dan Kowal, and Clark Haptonstall, chair and a professor in the practice of sport management at Rice, sit in the dugout at Reckling Park, the university’s baseball field.

Statisticians bet on sport analytics Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Statistics and sport management departments at Rice look at how computational tools and big data change fan experiences through gambling.


Sibo Gao, graduate student in Caleb Kemere’s lab, and Dhiraj Jain, research scientist in Jacob Robinson’s lab.

Rice Neuroengineering Initiative: ‘We are not crawling. We are up and running’ Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Since its launch in 2018, the RNEI has brought in more than 30 externally funded research grants and contracts totaling roughly $48 million.


Anastasios “Tasos” Kyrillidis

Kyrillidis urges caution when it comes to quantum computing Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Rice computer scientist and collaborators have received NSF grants totaling $930,000 to investigate the development of quantum computing.


Carol Haddock

Houston’s director of public works: ‘Working in water felt like coming home’ Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Carol Haddock '91 oversees the city’s water and wastewater systems, as well as its street and storm drainage systems.


P. V. “Suri” Suryanarayana

Suryanarayana repays his debts to Rice Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Inspired by Yildiz Bayazitoglu, the mechanical engineering PhD alumnus recently became a member of the Rice Engineering Alumni board of directors.