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Rice Engineers help transform the world we imagine into the world of today. That means taking our most pressing problems—pollution, clean water, renewable energy and access to healthcare—and turning them into opportunities for boundless innovation. By focusing our efforts on key interdisciplinary areas that leverage these opportunities, including Engineering & Medicine, Molecular Nanotechnology & Materials, Cities of the Future, Energy and the Environment, and Artificial Intelligence and Future Computing—Rice engineers will define our world.

Solving these problems starts with our researchers, who continue to make breakthroughs in areas like quantum computing, neuroengineering, artificial intelligence and hydrocarbon research. They’re supported by a collaborative environment that benefits from Rice’s size with the ability to work across the School of Engineering and across campus.

Achieving our bold vision will require resources from our entrepreneurial activities and philanthropy. To explore how you can have an impact on the George R. Brown School of Engineering, contact Cynthia Riley, Senior Director of Development, at or Katie Donovan, Associate Director of Development, at or 713-348-4612.

The future of research, invented here

Rice engineering is focused on transforming scientific discovery and academic knowledge into meaningful solutions that will better our world. The Engineering and Science Building will drive interdisciplinary research among faculty working across chemistry, nanotechnology, engineering, physics and computational science. Learn more about this dynamic facility at

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