Rice STEM Academy

About Rice STEM Academy

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The Rice Office of STEM Engagement offers a one-week, free, enrichment academy for high school girls, in collaboration with Design Connect Create, that explores different engineering challenges focused on sustainability, with labs and Rice University faculty and graduate student discussions.

The Academy includes engineering landing capsules, roller coasters, learning about circuits through the use of Microbits, exploring motion concepts with the help of TI Nspire Rovers, and discussions of other physics concepts, their connection to engineering and the challenges of making more green and sustainable designs.

R-STEM is proud to host the Rice STEM Academy in collaboration with Design Connect Create at Rice University.

You can read more here about our collaborative efforts with Design Connect Create.

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Deadline to apply: June 7, 2024

*Rice STEM Academy is open to high school girls entering 10th or 11th grade. Boys and non-binary students in 10th or 11th grade (current 2023-2024 school year) are welcome to apply to participate in this program.

Program Dates

July 8 - 12, 2024
9 AM - 3 PM
Rice University


Space is very limited, therefore, completing the application process does NOT guarantee placement in the program. Participants will be selected after review of their applications.

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Deadline to apply: June 7, 2024

Program Flyer

To view and download the Rice STEM Academy flyer click here.


Rice STEM Academy Administration

If you have any questions about Rice STEM Academy, please contact the program leads.

Melissa Mason
R-STEM, Assistant Director of Secondary STEM
713-348-7926 | mm221@rice.edu

Mariana Quinn, M.S
R-STEM, Assistant Director for Science Education
713-348-8266 | mq10@rice.edu

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

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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