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.

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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High School Students Learn New Medical Treatment Methods

Using lessons and activities based on this research, the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) staff members visited Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center High School to engage a group of young men in the Urban Scholars Program on campus.
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iRIDE helps Houston students solve real-world problems in their neighborhood

New Rice K-12 program aims to improve pedestrian safety in Gulfton area.
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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