Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Tudor Fieldhouse - Rice University
    Registration is closed
    REGISTRATION OPENS March 1, 2017
    DEADLINE to Register Monday -  April 1, 2017

    This showcase and competition will highlight many of the school’s engineering design projects and represent our students’ success. 

    Agenda:

    11:00am - Student Set-up and Pizza Party, all teams MUST be set up by 1:00pm.

    3:30pm  - Team Check-In

    4:00pm  - Students begin to stand near their projects and get ready for judging, full team should be present if possible

    4:30pm  - Competition – judging starts 

    6:30pm  - Awards Ceremony

    7:00pm  - Showcase closed


    PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW, BEFORE REGISTERING!

    VERY IMPORTANT! If your team already has a profile on the OEDK website, please log in before you register for the showcase.  If you do NOT have a profile on the OEDK website, you must first register your team as a “member” BEFORE you register for the showcase. 

    NEEDS:

    Unless alternate request is made, ALL TEAMS will be provided with a 45" x 45" section to hang a poster ONLY. Approximately 30" x 36" of table space (1/2 of a table) and power outlets are available IF REQUESTED.

    It is VERY important to let us know if you will need a computer and access to certain software, such as LabView!





    • Thursday, March 02, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • OEDK
    • 4

    Hand Tools – Introductory Level

    This class will teach students the practical skills necessary to use basic hand tools and powered tools. Topics and tools covered include: cutting tools, shaping tools, fasteners, adhesives, and finishing tools. Students will work in teams to build a birdhouse constructed using these techniques and procedures. Students will come away from this workshop with the knowledge of the correct use of and ability to operate all of the hand tools and some of the powered tools at the OEDK.

    This workshop will be taught at a basic level for all skill levels. No prior experience with any tool is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can hold up to elbow grease.


    Number of Possible Participants: 10 per section. No more than 2 non-ENGI 120 per session



    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Friday, March 03, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • OEDK
    • 7

    Hand Tools – Introductory Level

    This class will teach students the practical skills necessary to use basic hand tools and powered tools. Topics and tools covered include: cutting tools, shaping tools, fasteners, adhesives, and finishing tools. Students will work in teams to build a birdhouse constructed using these techniques and procedures. Students will come away from this workshop with the knowledge of the correct use of and ability to operate all of the hand tools and some of the powered tools at the OEDK.

    This workshop will be taught at a basic level for all skill levels. No prior experience with any tool is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can hold up to elbow grease.


    Number of Possible Participants: 10 per section. No more than 2 non-ENGI 120 per session



    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Saturday, March 04, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    FabShops - Intro to Mold Making & Molding Techniques

    Description: 

    Learn basic molding making and techniques through a hands-on project experience. This introductory level workshop will cover the basics of 1 part mold making. Students will have the opportunity to make their own designs using a variety of materials including: cardboard, alginate, silicone, plaster, and cement to create molds and casts of small objects.

    Preparation and Resources:

    As this workshop can get messy - please bring clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Gloves, safety glasses and masks will be provided.

    Students may bring a small item they wish to replicate that is no more than 3x3x3 inches. Please note that if the object is too complicated to cast, the student may have to choose an alternate object during the workshop portion.

    Number of Possible Participants: 15

    • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    FabShops - Deconstruction

    Description: 

    Come learn the inner workings of the items all around you! The best way to do this is to see them from the inside. We will provide you with the guidance, tools, and a plethora of devices to disassemble! Remember, one person’s trash is another person’s inspiration!

    Preparation and Resources: Please come wearing closed toe shoes and clothes that stand up to ”elbow grease” (or actual grease).

    Number of Possible Participants: 15

    • Thursday, April 13, 2017
    • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tudor Fieldhouse - Rice University

    2017 Engineering Design Showcase

    and Poster Session

    Thursday, April 13th - 4:30 - 7:00pm 
     Tudor Fieldhouse - Autry Court

    Rice University


    4:30-6:00pm (judged competition)
    4:30-7:00pm (open to the public)
    6:30pm - Awards Ceremony 
    Rice University
    6100 Main Street - Houston, TX

    This showcase and competition highlights many of the school’s engineering design projects and represent our students’ success. The competition is open to all engineering design projects from each discipline of engineering. The evening will host 80+ judges made up of engineering alumni and local industry to help with the poster session competition.   The event will be open from 4:30-7:00pm to the public.  So everyone is welcome!! Awards will be announced around 6:30pm. 

    More info coming soon!


Past events

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Robotics and Automation
Saturday, February 18, 2017 FabShops - Sewing
Friday, February 17, 2017 TinkerCAD Workshop
Saturday, February 04, 2017 FabShops - Laser Cutting
Saturday, January 21, 2017 FabShops - Intro to Electronic Prototyping: Arduino
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Medical Devices and Assistive Technology
Saturday, November 12, 2016 FabShops - Screen Printing
Saturday, November 05, 2016 *CANCELLED* FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Saturday, November 05, 2016 FabShops - Intro to Woodworking and Finishing Techniques
Friday, November 04, 2016 FabShops - How to 3D Print at the OEDK
Thursday, October 27, 2016 FabShops - Simulink+Arduino
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Engineering Design Minor - Information Session
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Engineering Design Minor - Information Session
Saturday, October 22, 2016 FabShops - Deconstruction Lab
Friday, October 21, 2016 Homecoming Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Sustainability and the Environment
Saturday, October 15, 2016 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 FabShops - Introduction to Sewing
Friday, October 14, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Friday, October 14, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Friday, October 14, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Friday, October 14, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Friday, October 14, 2016 Families Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Friday, October 14, 2016 Texas Instruments Day 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Thursday, October 13, 2016 FabShops - Texas Instruments
Thursday, October 13, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Thursday, October 13, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Monday, October 10, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Thursday, October 06, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Monday, October 03, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, September 24, 2016 FabShops - Laser Cutting
Friday, September 23, 2016 TinkerCAD Workshop
Saturday, September 10, 2016 FabShops - Intro to Electronic Prototyping (Arduino)
Friday, September 02, 2016 INNOVATE Design-a-Thon
Monday, August 22, 2016 First Day of Classes - Fall Semester
Friday, May 13, 2016 2016 Engineering Graduation Reception
Friday, May 13, 2016 Rice University 103rd Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Final Examinations
Friday, April 22, 2016 Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester
Thursday, April 14, 2016 2016 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Team Registration: 2016 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 FabShops - Screen Printing
Saturday, March 12, 2016 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Saturday, March 12, 2016 FabShops - Introduction to Sewing
Thursday, March 10, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Thursday, March 10, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, February 26, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Monday, February 22, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Saturday, February 20, 2016 FabShops - Intro to Arduino
Friday, February 19, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Friday, February 19, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Monday, February 15, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Monday, February 15, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Friday, February 12, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 FabShops - Deconstruction Lab
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability
Monday, February 08, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Friday, February 05, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, January 23, 2016 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Topic: Medical Devices
Saturday, January 09, 2016 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Friday, November 13, 2015 Homecoming Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, November 12, 2015 7th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition - JUDGE REGISTRATION
Sunday, November 08, 2015 FabShops - Intro to Woodworking and Finishing Techniques
Saturday, November 07, 2015 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Monday, October 26, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Friday, October 23, 2015 Families Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Friday, October 23, 2015 National Instruments Day 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Topic: Community Focused Projects
Sunday, October 18, 2015 FabShops - Introduction to 3D Printing
Friday, October 16, 2015 Texas Instruments Day 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Thursday, October 15, 2015 FabShops - Texas Instruments
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Sunday, October 04, 2015 FabShops - Introduction to Sewing
Sunday, September 20, 2015 FabShops - Introduction to Laser Cutting
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 FabShops - Screen Printing
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 OEDK OPEN HOUSE!!!
Monday, August 24, 2015 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE FALL SEMESTER
Thursday, April 16, 2015 2015 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 FabShops - Deconstruction Lab
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 FabShops - Laser Cutting – Intermediate Level
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 FabShops - 3D Printing – Intermediate Level
Saturday, March 21, 2015 FabShops - Intro to Electronic Prototyping
Friday, March 13, 2015 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, March 13, 2015 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and the Environment
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Sunday, March 01, 2015 Team Registration: 2015 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 FabShops - Screen Printing
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Fun Consumer Technologies
Saturday, February 07, 2015 FabShops - Intro to Arduino
Thursday, February 05, 2015 FabShops - Introduction to PCB Fabrication
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Aeronautics and Astronautics
Thursday, November 20, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to PCB Board Fabrication
Thursday, November 20, 2014 FabShops - 3D Printing – Intermediate Level
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Medical Technologies for Low Resource Settings
Saturday, November 15, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to Woodworking and Finishing Techniques
Saturday, November 08, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to PCB Board Fabrication
Thursday, November 06, 2014 6th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition - JUDGE REGISTRATION
Saturday, November 01, 2014 FabShops - Laser Cutting – Intermediate Level
Saturday, October 25, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to 3D Printing
Thursday, October 23, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to PCB Board Fabrication
Saturday, October 18, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to 3D Modeling
Friday, October 17, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, October 17, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, October 17, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, October 17, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, October 17, 2014 Texas Instruments Day 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Thursday, October 16, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Thursday, October 16, 2014 FabShops - Training on the use of Texas Instruments Products
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Hands-On Campus Workshop: Design Systems Fast with NI myRIO and LabVIEW
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, October 10, 2014 National Instruments Day 2014
Thursday, October 09, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to Data Acquisition With National Instruments
Saturday, September 20, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to Laser Cutting
Friday, September 19, 2014 Freescale Day 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014 FabShops - Hands-On Training on use of the 32 Bit Microcontrollers and Sensors by Freescale
Monday, August 25, 2014 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE FALL SEMESTER
Sunday, August 17, 2014 O-Week for incoming students
Friday, May 16, 2014 George R. Brown School of Engineering graduation reception
Thursday, April 17, 2014 2014 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Saturday, April 12, 2014 FabShops - Metal Casting
Friday, March 28, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - ALL STAR CHALLENGE
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and the Environment
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Fab Shops - Crash Course: Mechatronics and Wireless Signals
Friday, March 21, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Fab Shops - 2D Drawing: Intro-Level
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Fab Shops - 3D Drawing: Intro-Level
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Fab Shops - Introduction to Arduino Prototyping
Friday, March 14, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Health and Medical Technologies
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Monday, March 10, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Sunday, March 09, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Sunday, March 09, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Saturday, March 01, 2014 Team Registration: 2014 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Fab Shops - Introduction to Arduino Prototyping
Friday, February 21, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Transportation- Rockets, planes, trains, automobiles
Friday, February 14, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, February 07, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 31, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 24, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Thursday, January 23, 2014 2014 Elevator Pitch Competition
Saturday, December 07, 2013 Fab Shops - Laser Cutting Intermediate-Level
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Fab Shops - Laser Cutting Intro-Level
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Fun Consumer Technologies
Friday, November 15, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges Feedback Session
Saturday, November 09, 2013 Fab Shops - 3D-Printing Intermediate-Level
Friday, November 08, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Above and Beyond the Kitchen
Friday, November 01, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Fab Shops - 3D-Printing Intro-Level
Friday, October 25, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, October 25, 2013 Freescale Day 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, October 18, 2013 Texas Instruments Day 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, October 04, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, October 04, 2013 National Instruments Day 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, September 20, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, September 06, 2013 OEDK Open House
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 School of Engineering Ice Cream Social
Monday, August 26, 2013 First Day of Classes - WELCOME BACK!
Sunday, June 16, 2013 OEDK IS CLOSED! June 16-23
Sunday, May 12, 2013 OEDK IS CLOSED!
Thursday, May 02, 2013 OEDK Clean Up Day
Friday, April 19, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges ALL STAR Challenge (participants by invitation only)
Friday, April 12, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Thursday, April 11, 2013 2013 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Friday, April 05, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, March 22, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Team Registration: 2013 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Friday, March 15, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - This and That’- Interesting Technology Innovations
Friday, March 08, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, February 22, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability Projects
Friday, February 15, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, February 08, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, February 01, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 25, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 18, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 11, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Thursday, November 15, 2012 2012 Elevator Pitch Competition
Friday, November 09, 2012 Texas Instruments Day
Friday, November 02, 2012 National Instruments Days - Friday sessions
Thursday, November 01, 2012 National Instruments Days - Thursday session
Friday, October 26, 2012 National Instruments Build Your Own Embedded System Hands-On Workshop
Friday, October 12, 2012 OEDK Centennial Open House
Monday, October 08, 2012 OEDK Centennial Exhibit
Monday, August 27, 2012 Engineering ICE CREAM Social
Thursday, May 03, 2012 Rice Undergraduate Venture Challenge
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Civic Scientist Lecture 2012-David Baltimore and Alice Huang
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Team Registration: 2012 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2012 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, March 29, 2012 Time and the Brain (ECE / K2I)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 NI-Leaders 12
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PI Day
Thursday, March 08, 2012 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability Projects
Thursday, November 17, 2011 2011 Elevator Pitch Competition
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Bioengineering Day

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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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