Program Director

Dr. James F. Young
Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept.
Rice University

Office: Abercrombie Lab, Room A206
Phone 713–348–4721
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Lovett Hall 

The Rice Engineering Design Experience (REDE) comprises several programs to inform non-engineers about engineering: the engineering design and problem solving process, the engineering profession and practice, and educational routes into technical and engineering careers. Our focus is not on providing specific engineering technical content, but on developing the skills to think like an engineer, a habit of mind that is useful in many domains. We have just finished a three-year Texas Teacher Quality grant to provide professional development for high school science teachers, and we are just beginning a new grant that focuses on middle school science teachers. We also have an NSF grant to develop a minor in engineering topics for non-engineering college undergraduates, to improve technological literacy and provide problem solving skills in other careers. See the menu at left for more information.

Partners & Sponsors

THECB Teacher Quality Grants Program

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National Science Foundation TUES Program

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Southeast Regional T-STEM Center, UTMB


Web-based collaboration and resource site for REDE participants.