Rice University students to showcase inventions


Mike Williams

Rice University students to showcase inventions

Engineering Design Showcase at Tudor Fieldhouse on Thursday 

HOUSTON – (April 10, 2018) – The public is invited to see inventions by Rice University students at the annual George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase April 12 at Tudor Fieldhouse on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St.

The free event will be open to the public from 4:30 to 7 p.m.; awards will 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.

Nearly 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, http://oedk.rice.edu/2018showcaseteams. Watch a video from the 2017 showcase at http://oedk.rice.edu/showcase.

Who: Rice University undergraduate engineering students.

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

When: Thursday, April 12, 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.


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Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.



About Mike Williams

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