NEW RICE K-12 PROGRAM AIMS TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN GULFTON AREA
A group of middle school students from three schools in Houston’s Gulfton neighborhood got a crash course in how engineering plays a direct role in their community this summer.
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The Introduction to Research and Innovative Design in Engineering Academy (iRIDE), which is the newest K-12 program under Rice’s Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM), exposed students to career paths in engineering.

The two-week iRIDE program allowed students to directly apply what they learned during hands-on experiences in the diverse field of engineering. The pilot program included 22 students from three Gulfton-area schools: Jane Long Academy, KIPP CONNECT Houston Middle School and YES Prep Gulfton.

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