The engineer-centric code appears on a T-shirt put up for sale at the George R. Brown School of Engineering’s annual ice cream social a few weeks ago. The first hundred shirts sold out, and a quickly printed second batch was on the way to another sellout at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) open house Sept. 6.
The students, juniors Andrew Stegner and Will Kasper, will have more for sale at the Rice Engineering Alumni tailgate gathering at Rice Stadium before the Rice-Kansas football game Sept. 14. Proceeds from the $10 shirts support operations at the OEDK.
So what does it mean?
“We’ve taken equations and notations from science and engineering and spelled out RICE with them,” Stegner said.
“We have the Ideal Gas law. Typically PV equals nRT, and rearranged equates to R.
“We have electrical current, change in charge over change in time, dQ/dt, which is equal to I.
Got that? Good. Class dismissed.