People, papers and presentations

Nobel Laureate Robert Curl will be honored at the annual American Chemical Society – Greater Houston Section luncheon Nov. 28 as a 50-year member of the society. Curl, University Professor Emeritus and the Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor Emeritus of Natural Sciences, shared the Nobel with Harry Kroto of Florida State University and the late Rice Professor Richard Smalley for their 1985 discovery of the carbon 60 molecule, the Buckyball. The luncheon will also honor Rice Professor Bruce Weisman.

STEMscopes, Rice’s K-12 comprehensive online science curriculum program that provides hands-on inquiry activities, assessments, problem-based-learning, intervention tools, acceleration materials and teacher support resources, was one of 12 products and services featured at the Innovation Incubator Program Nov. 26-27 at the 12th annual Ed Tech Business Forum in New York City. The education division of the Software & Information Industry Association selected the products that were featured as innovative learning technologies.


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