Get involved and stay connected

As a graduate of Rice University, you’ve joined a network of alumni who have become leaders in industry, academia, government and beyond. We’re proud of our alumni who are tackling big problems facing our world, such as the provision of safe drinking water for all, sustainable infrastructure, and natural disaster preparedness and response. We encourage you to volunteer to help current ChBE students and the department, submit a story about an interesting alum or consider a gift to the department to help the next generation of Owls.


Support ChBE

Support of people, programs and resources in the ChBE department is an investment in our student body and department vision. At any level, your generosity will be extremely meaningful to help us reach for excellence.


Discovering the Building Blocks of Tomorrow

We invite you to support Rice University's new Engineering and Science Building — a facility that will sit at the forefront of inspiring discoveries and serve as a resource that will inspire and support a new era of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Help the Department

Want to provide contacts for industry seminar speakers with relevance to current industrial issues? Email us at

Want to inform faculty of research funding opportunities? Contact the faculty member directly.

Want to help with funding for department alumni chairs for faculty through the Alumni foundation? Email Charlie Meyer.

Want to inform faculty of chemical industry awards for faculty and students? Email Walter Chapman.

Want to help with department accreditation? Email Marya Cokar.

Want to advise and contribute to the design course and courses in safety and process safety? Email Ken Cox.