The Christmas break has officially arrived, holiday parties are happening all around and we concluded the semester with a year-end social and White Elephant gift exchange party! Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a restful holiday break!
The seven fall graduates finished their presentations and turned in their reports, and are now evaluating job opportunities or have accepted positions to start a new chapter of their lives in 2015 ! Congratulations to John - finishing the Dual MBA/NP track, Eric/SG, Erhan/SG, Christa/BHP, Agha/BHP, Anubhav/NP, and Yiping/EADM! In exit interviews students confirmed the value of the education they have received in our programs at Rice. The exposure to corporate representatives is highly valued and has helped them to hone their professional skills.
The spring seminar will host speakers from the EPA Advisory Board, Chevron, Microseismic, Hess Corporation, US Business Council for Sustainable Development, Schlumberger, ENI Petroleum, Apache Corp, Enventure, Texas Heart Institute, Boeing, Southwest Nanotechnologies, Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute, Baker Hughes, National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Nanolinea, and Jacobs Engineering.
Thank you to our corporate luncheon speakers this fall:
Cory Kennedy, Rice Government Relations; Katia Protina, Shell Recruiter; Jon Schwartz, Nanospectra; Ron Hujisman, HUCO Consulting; Jacqueline Northcut, BioHouston; Jon Greene, URS Environmental; and still to come: Eberhard Lucke, CH2MHill; John Mann, USI Southwest; and Dr. Hotez; Baylor - Tropical Diseases.
The fall seminar series also brought in great speakers, and thanks again goes to: Tracy Spinks/ M.D. Anderson; Jason Sakamoto and Ennio Tasciotti, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Don Lyons, Interoperant; Dr. Alex Demkov, UT Nanotechnology/Physics; David Arthur, Southwest Nanotechnologies; Ann Smith, GSI Environmental dispatched a great group of her team to meet our students - David Adamson, Travis McGuire and Claire Krebs; Mike McCluskey, Paradigm; Renee Klimczak, Jarrah Group/Natural Gas; Renee Showalter, Weatherford; Najib Abusalbi, Schlumberger;
Space Studies Seminar Series: Mark Craig, SAIC; Mark Jernigan, NASA; Mark Jackson, Draper; Richard Lee, Lockheed Martin; John Scott, NASA; Charlie Chafer, Space Services; Jim Burch Southwest Research Labs; Gordon Vos, Wyle; Matt Ondler, SGT Inc.
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With a focus on Rice undergrad students we are spreading the word about opportunities for Rice students to line their study plans up to create a pathway into our professional master's degree which - with good planning - they could finish
in a 5th
year of studies at Rice, completing their B.S. and their M.S. degrees back-to-back.
We also have seen a higher interest in our dual
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