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Research & Creative Achievements

Research findings, creative achievements and published work

Engineering Design Showcase
3 months ago

Engineering Design Showcase

The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen provides a space for students to explore real-world problems. Each spring, student teams show off their incredible inventions and compete for prizes. Watch senior …
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Latitude, Longitude, Story
3 months ago

Latitude, Longitude, Story

Carroll Parrott Blue is a big fan of collaboration. The award-winning filmmaker and scholar has devoted much of the last four decades to documenting neighborhood histories by bringing together those …
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Graphene on Toast
3 months ago

Graphene on Toast

The Rice lab of chemist James Tour, which once turned Girl Scout cookies into graphene, is investigating ways to write graphene patterns onto food and other materials to quickly …
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No To Nitrates
3 months ago

No To Nitrates

Engineers at the Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water. Michael Wong, a …
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How To Negotiate
3 months ago

How To Negotiate

One strategy that works is to get angry — but not too angry, say researchers. Displaying a moderate amount of anger during a negotiation process is perceived as being …
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We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms
3 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms

Synthetic biology is really an engineering discipline, but what we can’t do right now is engineer large organisms. What if we could create a snake to go into rubble …
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Faculty Books: Spring 2018
3 months ago

Faculty Books: Spring 2018

Varieties of African American Religious Experience: Toward a Comparative Black Theology by Anthony B. Pinn (Fortress Press, 2017)

Theologians have long overlooked the non-Christian varieties of African-American religious experience. …
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Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham
6 months ago

Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham

Upon feeling dissatisfied with science writing’s coverage of the Higgs boson discovery, Daniel Whiteson ’97, a professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine, decided to …
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MacArthur Foundation Gives $15 Million for NEST360°
6 months ago

MacArthur Foundation Gives $15 Million for NEST360°

NEST360°, an international team of engineers, doctors and global health experts, has won $15 million through the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change competition. Four finalists from a field of more …
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Virtual Historian
6 months ago

Virtual Historian

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened to acclaim Sept. 24, 2016, houses thousands of rare and valuable artifacts, ranging from Harriet Tubman’s hymnal to …
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