Rice University students to showcase their work

Mike Williams

Rice University students to showcase their work

Teams to demonstrate inventions Thursday at Engineering Design Showcase

HOUSTON – (April 14, 2014) – The public is invited to see inventions by Rice University students at the annual George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase April 17 at Tudor Fieldhouse on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St.

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 around 180 degrees 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 here.

Who: Rice University undergraduate engineering students.

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

When: Thursday, April 17, 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/2014showcaseteams

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.