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Testing the Water
3 months ago

Testing the Water

Rice engineers and statisticians have worked for months to help the city of Houston monitor the spread of COVID-19 through traces of the coronavirus found in wastewater treatment plants.

Because the virus responsible …
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New Student Center Plans
3 months ago

New Student Center Plans

Adjaye Associates — an international architecture firm with offices in Accra, Ghana; London; and New York — has been selected to lead the design of Rice’s new student center, which …
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Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches
7 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches

From the start of his tenure as Rice University provost, Reginald DesRoches has been challenged in ways no higher education administrator could anticipate. Having accepted the job last December, the …
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Bad Eggs and Good Apples
7 months ago

Bad Eggs and Good Apples

A third of the food produced around the globe goes to waste, but materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan and colleagues in Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering have developed a …
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The Problem With Pepe
12 months ago

The Problem With Pepe

Making movies and designing buildings are all part of a good week’s work for Rice Architecture alumnus Giorgio Angelini ’13. But one week in January was special — an Angelini …
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Class-in-Progress
1 year ago

Class-in-Progress



As the COVID-19 crisis plays out, Rice faculty have been proactively making the best of a difficult situation for their students — not to mention for themselves and their …
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Ventilator Takes Step Forward
1 year ago

Ventilator Takes Step Forward

Houston-based manufacturer Stewart & Stevenson LLC have signed a licensing agreement with Rice to produce an advanced version of the ApolloBVM ventilator, first prototyped by engineers and students at Rice’s Oshman …
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When Seconds Count
1 year ago

When Seconds Count

What if you could cut 10 seconds off the response time of that ambulance — the one responding to a family member’s or friend’s emergency? A team of Rice data …
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Fracture Fix
2 years ago

Fracture Fix

Last academic year, Rice seniors in the Brown School of Engineering set out to help doctors simplify the process of repairing fractured long bones in an arm or leg by …
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Triple Owl Flies High
2 years ago

Triple Owl Flies High

When Shannon Walker ’87 blasted off June 16 for a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS), she knew that keeping in touch with her husband and fellow astronaut, …
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