Engineering showcase set for show-and-tell

Students at the 2013 Design Showcase demonstrate their inventions. Photo by Jeff Fitlow

The Rice University community and the public are invited to see scores of student inventions at the annual Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase April 17 at Tudor Fieldhouse.

The free event will be open to the public at 4:30 p.m., with awards in 14 categories to be announced at 6:30 p.m. Rice engineering alumni and representatives of local industry will judge the teams. The top prize for excellence in engineering will earn the winning team $5,000.

The event will also feature the presentation of the Willy Revolution Award for Innovation in Engineering Design, a $5,000 prize founded by the Rice alumni who famously turned the statue of William Marsh Rice in 1988.

More than 80 teams will demonstrate devices and show designs for projects with biomedical, mechanical, computer, chemical and flight applications, among others. See the complete list of showcase teams at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen site, here.

Watch a video from the 2013 showcase below.



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