Rice University is the common name for William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art. It was established in 1891 and opened in 1912 in Houston, Texas. Rice University has approximately 5200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Rice University is noted for its applied science programs including Nanotechnology, artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis and space science. The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology was renamed for Nobel Prize winner, Richard E. Smalley a Rice professor. Later the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology was created. Rice University welcomes public and press inquiries.
Ethics of research not so black and white
With federally funded research under growing scrutiny from the public, researchers face more pressure than ever to defend their work and make ethical decisions regarding their research process. However, a new study from sociologists ...
Scientists use light to probe acoustic tuning in gold nanodisks
In a study that could open doors for new applications of photonics from molecular sensing to wireless communications, Rice University scientists have discovered a new method to tune the light-induced vibrations of nanoparticles ...
Materials theory combines strength, stiffness and toughness of composites into a single design map
Mother-of-pearl, the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks, inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength, stiffness and toughness of composite materials for ...
Study of first-time smartphone users reveals devices may be detrimental to learning process
A yearlong study of first-time smartphone users by researchers at Rice University and the U.S. Air Force found that users felt smartphones were actually detrimental to their ability to learn.
Taking the hassle out of parking
It's a pain we all know: trying finding a parking spot in a crowded lot, from shopping centers to medical complexes to the airport. A Rice University team of senior electrical and computer engineers designed a capstone project ...
Legacy of slavery still impacts education in the south
Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the south, according to a new Rice University study, 'How the Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shape Public ...
Symmetry matters in graphene growth
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties, according to a new study led by Rice University.
Students produce energy from movement of leg brace
Rice University engineering students have created an energy-generating knee brace that they hope may someday help power artificial hearts.
People living in more disadvantaged cities are at greater risk of death by suicide
The city where an individual lives can influence the risk of dying by suicide, according to a new study from sociologists at Rice University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Organizations must prepare for aging global workforce to stay competitive
A new book chapter from a Rice University psychologist suggests that to remain competitive, organizations must prepare for the changes in their employees' knowledge and skills over the lifespan of their workforce.