Alumni & Giving

As a graduate of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, you’ve joined a network of alumni who have become leaders in industry and academia. We’re proud of our alumni who are conducting high impact research and solving real-world problems that are changing industry, healthcare, and the environment.

We encourage you to submit a story about an interesting alumnus/a or consider a gift to the department to help the next generation of Owls.

Make a Gift

Make a tax-deductible gift online via Rice Connect.

To be sure your gift is properly credited, select "Electrical and Computer Engineering Department" under the Designation dropdown menu.

Here are suggestions for department initiatives that can be supported by your gift:

  • ECE Women ExCEL
  • ECE Mentoring Program
  • Undergraduate Lab Experience
  • ECE Women in Engineering
  • Vertically Integrated Projects at Rice University
  • Professional Master's Student Support
  • ECE Student Excellence Fund

With your support, Rice ECE will continue to influence professional careers for generations to come. You make a difference!

ECE Student Excellence Fund

We are in unprecedented times, and the current COVID crisis is increasingly affecting our students and the community.

Rice ECE invites you to join us in meeting the needs of students and fulfilling this social responsibility to preserve a Rice quality education for our current ECE students. Your support to the ECE Student Excellence Fund will be used to execute ambitious solutions that affect the students today and the students of tomorrow.

The initial $300,000 we hope to raise will support the following two summer initiatives:

  • Provide 30 paid student research internships to continue their growth towards research and industry careers; this will fill the gaps for students who have lost internship and job offers.
  • Deliver online STEM learning opportunities to high-school teachers and students in emerging topics such as "Machine Learning for Healthcare" and "Hands-on Computing."

Make an online donation to the new ECE Student Excellence Fund.

If you would like to make a payment using any other method, please contact the Engineering Development Team at or 713-348-2229.

Endowment Giving

If you would like to establish an endowment to provide long-term support for our students, please contact our Department Chair, Ashu Sabharwal.

Hall of Fame

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of our graduates.