OEDK Corporate Partners

Annual partnerships afford your company unparalleled opportunities to meet and recruit the best and brightest engineering students at Rice University.


For more information about sponsorships, contact:
Leah Aschmann, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations
at 713.348.6012 or leah.aschmann@rice.edu

Corporate PLATINUM Partner $50,000+

Corporate GOLD Partner $50,000

All of the benefits of the Corporate Partner, plus:
  • Recognition as the Presenting Sponsor for (1) designated event or premier annual naming opportunity in OEDK
  • Sponsor a second undergraduate engineering design team
  • Named award at the Engineering Design Showcase OEDK Corporate Partners Annual partnerships afford your company unparalleled opportunities to meet and recruit the best and brightest engineering students at Rice University.

Corporate SILVER Partner $25,000

  • Sponsor an undergraduate student engineering design team for one year
  • Elevator Pitch Competition sponsorship, opportunity to serve as a judge, and named award
  • Engineering Design Showcase sponsorship, opportunity to serve as a judge
  • Around the Kitchen Table Series sponsorship
  • Invitations to events featuring industry and student networking opportunities
  • Invitation to the judges' reception an annual Engineering Design Showcase
  • Corporate visibility includes prominent signage in OEDK, recognition on OEDK website, and corporate logo included on all print materials such as newsletters, event team posters, and signage at sponsored event

Corporate BRONZE Sponsor - Design Team Sponsor $7,500

  • Sponsor an undergraduate student engineering design team for a year
  • Invitations to OEDK events - Around the Kitchen Table Series, Elevator Pitch competition, Design Showcase
  • Corporate visibility includes framed corporate logo in Design Kitchen, recognition on OEDK website, team posters, and team presentations.

Equipment Sponsor $10,000 - $150,000+

  • Supply or provide funding for equipment on the OEDK “wish list” with permanent recognition on the equipment OR supply funds to sponsor student use of OEDK equipment on an annual basis


Partner Benefits:

  • Opportunity to meet and recruit the best and brightest engineering students.
  • Enhanced corporate recognition and familiarity among Rice engineering students at all levels.
  • Opportunity to educate students and faculty in the technology specific to their business.
  • Our students provide sponsors with fresh insights into their technology challenges.

Student Benefits:

  • Opening doors to internships and career opportunities.
  • Working on real-world, challenging projects of interest to industry.
  • Experiencing multidisciplinary teams.
  • Facing the “engineering design process” from opportunity recognition through implementation.
  • Developing communication and collaboration skills.
  • Learning valuable lessons from experienced industry partners.

Rice University Benefits:

  • Strengthens our ties with alumni and industry.
  • Advances our already high leadership position in engineering education.
  • Widens the experience base of our faculty, bringing real-world examples into the classrooms.
  • Improves our ability to attract high-caliber students and faculty to our campus.

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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