A team of just-graduated Rice University alumni – from left, Ashwin Varma, Shannon Chen, Lynn Zhu, Erin Kreus and Jesse Pan – presented recommendations to the Houston City Council Public Safety Committee on the deployment of equipment to maximize the efficiency of emergency response in the city. Under the direction of Rice’s Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge, the team worked with the Houston Fire Department to come up with its recommendations. (Credit: Leonard Chan/Houston Fire Department)

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