Around the Kitchen Table Discussions

Around the Kitchen Table events are round table discussions that highlight ongoing engineering design work of our current undergraduate students.

Each evening will focus on a particular theme in engineering. Students present their design challenge and solutions, and then seek advice about their design projects from seasoned engineers.


Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 76
    Register

    Topic - Let Me Help Myself: Personal Assistive and Physical Therapy Devices

    Around the Kitchen Table events are round table discussions that will highlight ongoing engineering design work of our current undergraduate students.

    Each evening will focus on a particular theme in engineering. You are invited to spend time with the students as they present their design challenge and solutions, and then seek advice about their design projects from seasoned engineers.

    ALL Participants Must Register. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants before the event.

    The following design projects will be presented between 5:30–6:30pm via ZOOM.

    Go to the Around the Kitchen Table webpage for more information about upcoming dinner events.

    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • OEDK Classroom
    • 38
    Register

    Topic - Let's Get Visual: Designing Devices with Displays, Alerts and Notifications

    Around the Kitchen Table events are round table discussions that will highlight ongoing engineering design work of our current undergraduate students.

    Each evening will focus on a particular theme in engineering. You are invited to come share dinner with the students as they present their design challenge and solutions, and then seek advice about their design projects from seasoned engineers.

    Between 4-6 design projects will be presented between 5:30–7:30pm in the OEDK Classroom.

    Dinner will be served. 

    ALL Participants Must Register

    Go to the Around the Kitchen Table webpage for more information about upcoming dinner events.

    COVID at Rice

    Masks are required indoors at all times for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.* Physical distancing of six feet remains in practice on the Rice campus for all unvaccinated individuals. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. *Please refer to Rice's COVID-19 guidelines as well as OEDK's Make Safe COVID-19 guidelines for current COVID-19 policies.

    • Thursday, February 24, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • OEDK Classroom
    • 40
    Register

    Topic - In Motion: Air, Land and Sea Vehicles

    Around the Kitchen Table events are round table discussions that will highlight ongoing engineering design work of our current undergraduate students.

    Each evening will focus on a particular theme in engineering. You are invited to come share dinner with the students as they present their design challenge and solutions, and then seek advice about their design projects from seasoned engineers.

    Between 4-6 design projects will be presented between 5:30–7:30pm in the OEDK Classroom.

    Dinner will be served. 

    ALL Participants Must Register

    Go to the Around the Kitchen Table webpage for more information about upcoming dinner events.

    COVID at Rice

    Masks are required indoors at all times for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.* Physical distancing of six feet remains in practice on the Rice campus for all unvaccinated individuals. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. *Please refer to Rice's COVID-19 guidelines as well as OEDK's Make Safe COVID-19 guidelines for current COVID-19 policies.

Past events

Thursday, March 04, 2021 Around the Kitchen Table Discussion - Global Health Technologies
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Around the Kitchen Table Discussion - Designing Under the COVID Umbrella
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Water/Liquid Projects
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Engineering Clubs
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Assistive Devices for Patients/Doctors
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion: It’s Alive! Projects involving plants, animals or humans.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Fun Consumer Technologies
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Health and Medical Technologies
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Transportation: Rockets, planes, trains and automobiles
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Robotics and Automation
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Medical Devices and Assistive Technology
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Sustainability and the Environment
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Topic: Medical Devices
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Topic: Community Focused Projects
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and the Environment
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Fun Consumer Technologies
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Aeronautics and Astronautics
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Medical Technologies for Low Resource Settings
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and the Environment
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Health and Medical Technologies
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Transportation- Rockets, planes, trains, automobiles
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Fun Consumer Technologies
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Above and Beyond the Kitchen
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - This and That’- Interesting Technology Innovations
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability Projects
Thursday, March 08, 2012 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability Projects
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Bioengineering Day

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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