Rice engineers show and tell


Mike Williams

Rice engineers show and tell

Student teams will demonstrate their inventions Thursday at Engineering Showcase and Poster Competition

HOUSTON – (April 8, 2013) – More than 80 teams of Rice University engineering students will be at center court at Tudor Fieldhouse April 11 for the annual Design Showcase and Poster Competition, where they will demonstrate their senior capstone design and other projects.

The inventions include life-saving equipment created in cooperation with Texas Medical Center institutions, devices to enhance the lives of animals at the Houston Zoo, projects with NASA and oil and gas producers and more whimsical creations.

The event is free and open to the public from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The grand-prize-winning team will receive $5,000, while $500 prizes will go to the winners in 14 other categories.

An awards ceremony for the winning teams will be held at 6:30 p.m. Read about the participating teams here.

Who:  Rice University undergraduate engineering students.

What: The George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition.

When: Thursday, April 11, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Where:  Tudor Fieldhouse at Rice, 6100 Main St.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Mike Williams in News and Media Relations at mikewilliams@rice.edu or 713-348-6728.


Read about the competitors at http://oedk.rice.edu/2013showcaseteams

Competition details are at http://oedk.rice.edu/showcase

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About Mike Williams

Mike Williams is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.