Applications for the annual Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) are due September 12. Limited travel awards are available. Started in 2014, GCURS seeks to provide an outlet for undergraduate students to exchange ideas, learn about different areas of research, and gain confidence and experience in presenting their own work to a group of their peers.
For the fourth year in a row, Rice University ranks No. 1 in the nation for the best race/class interaction, according to student surveys for the Princeton Review’s 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges.”
Michael Wong, professor and chair of Rice’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and professor of chemistry, has been elected a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He was honored for his work with nanoparticle-based catalysts.
A catalyst is a substance that accelerates chemical reactions without being consumed by them. Chemical engineers at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University have shown that combining machine learning and quantum chemistry can save time and expense in designing new catalysts.
George Hirasaki was featured by the Association of Retired Rice University Faculty (ARRUF) in their fall 2017 newsletter. “I can no longer windsurf in Maui, heliski, and climb the highest mountains, but I can still windsurf in Galveston Bay, ski in Jackson Hole and go hiking in the Alps."