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Engineering showcase in person again at Rice

HOUSTON – (April 18, 2022) – Rice University students will show off their inventions at the annual George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase on April 21.

The event, open to the public from 4:30 to 7 p.m., will be held in person for the first time since 2019 and will feature demonstrations by 65 student teams.

The projects will be judged by Rice engineering alumni and representatives of local industry, and the best will win cash prizes for the student teams of up to $5,000.

The event will be held for the first time at the spacious Waltrip Indoor Training Center, the inflatable facility built primarily for athletics on the west side of campus, adjacent to Rice Stadium.

Most of the projects are created at Rice’s renowned Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, founded in 2009 as one of the nation's first academic engineering design facilities. More than 1,000 student teams have developed their senior capstone design and other projects here, sometimes with world-changing results.

What: The George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase.

Where: The Waltrip Indoor Training Center at Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston.

When: 4:30 to 7 p.m., with prizes awarded at 6:30 p.m.

Media interested in covering the event may contact Mike Williams at [email protected], or 713-348-6728.

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2019 Showcase video:

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen:

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