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Introduction to Scientific Research

Students will conduct scientific research in the laboratories of Rice faculty in the areas of Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials, and Engineering. During the five-week course, students will engage in full-time research and will be mentored by experienced researchers under the supervision of Rice faculty. 

This course is for high school students of the classes of 2017 and 2018.

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Rice crew revved for Nanocar RaceRice crew revved for Nanocar Race
April 20
Rice University chemist James Tour and members of his international team will meet in Toulouse, France, next week for the first Nanocar Race, a competition between single-molecule cars on a track that can only be viewed through a microscope. 

 

NIH grant funds Center for Engineering Complex Tissues at RiceNIH grant funds Center for Engineering Complex Tissues at Rice
April 10
Bioengineers at Rice University, the University of Maryland and Wake Forest University have received a $6.25 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT). The center, which will start April 15, will help move tissue engineering from the lab to the clinic by both developing new technologies and serving as a collaborative hub for the fast-growing community of surgeons, biomaterials experts and engineers focused on regenerative medicine. 

 

Rice U. scientists add to theory about Huntington’s mechanismRice U. scientists add to theory about Huntington’s mechanism
April 10
Rice University researchers are starting to understand how protein fragments influence the fiber aggregation suspected as a cause of Huntington’s disease. 

 

Mikos lab aids new push for regenerative medicineMikos lab aids new push for regenerative medicine
March 31
Rice University bioengineers led by Antonios Mikos will take part in a five-year, $20 million effort to apply advanced manufacturing techniques to regenerative medicine.