Rice Engineering Alumni Student Scholarships and Merit Awards
Each year REA provides scholarships to outstanding students in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. The REA Student Grants & Awards Committee will release the scholarship application forms in the Spring. Click here for more information.
Distinction in Research and Creative Works Awards
Rice University has a long tradition of encouraging undergraduate research which is one of the distinctive features of the curriculum. In the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, students conduct research in computer engineering, neuroengineering, photonics and nanoengineering, and systems. Our students have had much external recognition for their research through presentations at conferences, publications in proceedings and journals, and scholarships and awards. The Rice Faculty Senate has approved on April 4, 2012 the creation of a graduation honor: “Distinction in Research and Creative Works.” This policy is described in the Rice Faculty Senate list of approved proposals available on the web here.
The ECE Undergraduate Committee and the ECE Undergraduate Student Awards Committee will evaluate applications from the students. The distinction is for projects “above and beyond the norm” in the field.
The ECE Undergraduate Committee will evaluate these guidelines at the end each year and modify them in consultation with the faculty and students. Members of the Undergraduate Committee can provide advice to students on the application process. An application form template with submission instructions is also posted on the Rice ECE Department website in the Academics section. In general, the student application would be expected to provide up to a one page abstract of the project, the name or names of the faculty advisors, a statement about the individual nature of the work, a statement about the collaborative nature of the work, and details of any publications and presentations resulting from the work. Students should also attach copies of papers submitted for publication and the status of the submissions. The application should be completed by the 10th week of the spring semester and submitted by e-mail to the ECE Undergraduate Student Awards Committee according to the University Guidelines which also require a minimum GPA of 3.3 and a letter of support from the student’s faculty advisor.
Rice ECE Bybee Travel Award
Application available here, 2017 deadline is Oct. 13.
The Bybee Travel Award is awarded annually to Rice ECE undergraduate students. Applicants who are seeking financial assistance for design projects, research or study abroad are encouraged to apply. Funding rates and the number of awards distributed vary, but will typically fall between $500 and $2000. The award recipients will be chosen by merit of the project. Applications for Fall 2017 will become available in September. The award can be used between May 15 of your sophomore year and graduation.
The award is provided by Dr. Hal H. Bybee, Jr., '64, to recognize undergraduate juniors or seniors in Electrical and Computer Engineering for design team projects, research or study abroad.
For questions, contact Emmanuel Tunley at Tunley@rice.edu.