Office of STEM Engagement


The Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) supports and promotes Rice University's wide-ranging efforts to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in all Greater Houston Area school districts. We are proud to serve as the central point of contact for school districts, parents, students, nonprofit organizations, university faculty, and others in the Greater Houston Area regarding various STEM outreach programs and events at Rice.

AMPosium! draws big crowd at BRC

Rice University’s Office of STEM Engagement and ConocoPhillips welcomed 150 past and current participants in the ConocoPhillips Applied Math Program (AMP!) to AMPosium! March 25 at the BioScience Research Collaborative. The yearlong program offers innovative strategies to science and mathematics teachers in grades 5 through 9.
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Black girls benefit most when STEM teachers train up

When middle and high school teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics pursue continuing professional development, their students benefit, and a new study from Rice University shows the payoff can be dramatic.
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Students immersed in STEM at daylong workshop

Rice hosted more than 200 elementary, middle and high school students for the annual Fresh Start workshop, a collaboration between the National Society of Black Engineers, HP Inc., the Rice Office of STEM Engagement, the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) and the George R. Brown School of Engineering.  
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An Analysis of the Effect of Long-Term Professional Development on Teacher Engineering Self-Efficacy and Its Impact on Classroom Instruction

How R-STEM's NEWT NEET course impacts teachers' self efficacy.
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Virtual toolbox jumpstarts Rice STEM programs online

The Rice Office of STEM Engagement has added a virtual platform, making STEM education more accessible.
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A STEM solution for educational disparity

The educational need in Houston is great, but R-STEM and Carolyn Nichol are doing their best to help solve the problem.
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R-STEM strives to provide quality professional development to K–12 STEM teachers in the greater Houston area. Since 2006, R-STEM has increasingly grown its program base and teaching staff to allow us to serve more teachers and students, and to continually broaden the greater impacts of STEM education as an integral part of K–12 education.

STEM Events

Contact Information

Telephone: (713) 348-8211
Fax: (713) 348-3825

Mailing Address

Office of STEM Engagement
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892, MS-7836
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Street Address

IBC Plaza Houston
5615 Kirby Dr.
Suite 730
Houston, TX 77005-2445