National Conference for
Student Taught Initiatives (Pierre Elias ‘11, Ara Parsekian ‘11)
To enable student
leaders at Rice to engage with administrators and students from various
universities and colleges across the country. Through these national interactions, Rice students are able
to learn from others’ experiences, discuss different ideas, and improve student
taught courses at Rice. As student
taught courses become increasingly popular at Rice, Rice University becomes a
stronger presence in the national Student Taught Course community.
Owl List (Violetta Krol ‘12 and Konrad
An online marketplace
for Rice students and staff hoping to trade books, furniture, and other
miscellaneous items. Owl List now
functions in association with the Student Association (SA) and is the premier
place for students and staff to trade goods versus previously being traded
through college list servs and bulletins.
Owl List has also opened up jobs for students on campus and encourages
Research Mentorship Initiative (RMI)
(Rahul Rekhi ‘13)
To fill the gaps in
education for students at inner-city high schools who lag behind more affluent
students, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math related
careers. RMI introduces these
disadvantaged students to scientific research and encourages them to pursue
careers in those fields.
Undergraduates who participate in RMI mentor these students in their
math and science research alongside Rice professors and graduate students.
Rice Through the Decades (Eli Spector
‘14, Rohini Sigireddi ‘14)
To embrace Rice
University’s history and presents it to the world through a RiceWiki website
and various podcasts on iTunes.
The RiceWiki page, much like other university’s Wikipedia pages, features
articles about student life, residential colleges, and university history while
the podcasts feature a series of interviews with prominent community members,
faculty, and alumni.