Rice STEM Summer Seminar Series
Parent Sessions

About Rice STEM Summer Series

Register today for one of our free webinars for parents and guardians of 6th-9th grade students. These seminars are possible due to collaboration between R-STEM, the George R. Brown School of Engineering, and the Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education.

Space is limited so registration is on first-come, first-served basis.


Upcoming Sessions

Currently, there are no upcoming sessions scheduled. R-STEM staff is working to expand this series and will post new seminars as they become available.


Past Sessions

Applying to/Paying for College

It’s not too early to think about college! Rice’s Office of Admission and Office of Financial Aid will share what middle schoolers and their parents can do now to prepare for college admission. Topics will include factors considered in admission decisions, various types of financial aid, and how to search for funding opportunities to support your education.

Date: July 9, 2020
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. CST
Presenters: Nelson Mendoza and Tacey Anderson


Aplicar y Pago a la Universidad

La Oficina de Admisión de Rice compartirá sobre Rice, los factores considerados al revisar a los solicitantes, cómo prepararse para ingresar a la universidad y analizar los avales de la escuela secundaria. La Oficina de Ayuda Financiera de Rice revisará los tipos de ayuda financiera, explicará la inversión en Rice y explorará las opciones de becas.

Fecha: 16 de julio de 2020
Horario: 2:00–3:00 p.m. CST
Presentador: TBD


Engineering Design Challenge

Join Matthew Cushing, R-STEM Executive Director, and Carrie Obenland Owens, Associate Director for Outreach & Research, for an Engineering Design Challenge you can do with your 6th-9th grade students. Your family will receive a Bristlebot kit and we will guide you through assembling your brush robot. Then we will give you a challenge to address with your new robot as if it were a Mars Rover. Space is limited, as supplies will be mailed to you.

Date: July 23, 2020
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. CST
Presenters: Matthew Cushing and Carrie Owens


Desafío de Diseño de Ingeniería

Acompañe a Isaias Cerda para un Desafío de Diseño de Ingeniería que puede usar con sus estudiantes de 6º a 9º grado. Su familia recibirá un kit Bristlebot y lo guiaremos a través del montaje de su robot cepillo. Luego, le ofreceremos un desafío para abordar con su nuevo robot como si fuera un Rover de Marte. El espacio es limitado, ya que se le enviarán los suministros por correo.

Fecha: 30 de julio de 2020
Horario: 2:00–3:00 p.m. CST
Presentador: Isaias Cerda


Rice STEM Summer Seminar Series Administration

If you have any questions about Rice STEM Summer Seminar Series, you can contact the program lead.

Matthew Cushing, M.S.
R-STEM Executive Director
713-348-8210 | mpc3@rice.edu

*Program times, dates, locations, and compensation subject to change before the first day of the program.

Contact Information

Telephone: (713) 348-8211
Fax: (713) 348-3825
stem@rice.edu

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