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Smalley-Curl Institute rewards top presenters at inaugural spring symposiumSmalley-Curl Institute rewards top presenters at inaugural spring symposium
Eighteen students were honored for their presentations at the first Smalley-Curl Institute Transdisciplinary Symposium in Brockman Hall for Physics April 26.  (May 5, 2016)

 

Molybdenum disulfide holds promise for light absorptionMolybdenum disulfide holds promise for light absorption
Rice researchers probe light-capturing properties of atomically thin MoS2
Mechanics know molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as a useful lubricant in aircraft and motorcycle engines and in the CV and universal joints of trucks and automobiles.  (May 4, 2016)

 

Eat, drink and be chemistsEat, drink and be chemists
Rice University students help award-winning chef support local farms by preserving produce
Rice University students are helping a high-profile Houston chef take a scientific approach to making custom vinegars and beverages called shrubs. The products are intended to be not only delicious, but also to support local farmers by preserving what they grow.  (May 2, 2016)

 

9 recognized with award for superior teaching9 recognized with award for superior teaching
Nine faculty received the 2016 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice professors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated within the past two, three and five years.  (April 25, 2016)

 

Faculty, staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, service(1)Faculty, staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, service(1)
Each year Rice honors members of the Rice community who have served the students through outstanding teaching, dedication and service. (April 25, 2016)

 

2 Rice students named Goldwater Scholars2 Rice students named Goldwater Scholars
Two Rice University undergraduate students have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year. Henry Bair and Austin Cao were chosen from 1,150 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by universities nationwide for the award based on academic merit. (April 18, 2016)

 

Thanks, actin, for the memoriesThanks, actin, for the memories
Rice University theorists model complex interactions that allow for long-term memory
Thank the little “muscles” in your neurons for allowing you to remember where you live, what your friends and family look like and a lot more. New research at Rice University suggests actin filaments that control the shape of neuron cells may also be the key to the molecular machinery that forms and stores long-term memories. (April 18, 2016)

 

Nanotubes assemble! Rice introduces ‘Teslaphoresis’Nanotubes assemble! Rice introduces ‘Teslaphoresis’
Reconfigured Tesla coil aligns, electrifies materials from a distance
Scientists at Rice University have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, a phenomenon they call “Teslaphoresis.”  (April 14, 2016)

 
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