The Department of Materials Science & NanoEngineering will recognize graduating seniors for outstanding creative contributions with the award of “Distinction in Research and Creative Works in MSNE.”
The Department regards this distinction to be a great honor; it shall be awarded for significant contributions in research, design, and creative projects. The basis for the award may be one outstanding work, or a consistent series of meaningful contributions made over the duration of an undergraduate career.
Students will be considered for this distinction in the Spring semester before they graduate. To be considered, a student must:
1-The applicant must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 in courses completed at Rice.
2-A supporting faculty/mentor letter of recommendation (email directly to Undergrad administrator).
3-One page of abstract of the project. This abstract must contain a clear statement of the role that fellow student collaborators, faculty advisors, and other mentors played in the works included in the portfolio.
4-Copies of papers from research and design projects. These must have been completed during the student’s undergraduate years at Rice.
For more information please go to https://ouri.rice.edu/student-resources/getting-credit-funding-or-recognition/distinction-research-and-creative-work