About SEED 

The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen invites applications for a ~7- week engineering design program. Currently enrolled Rice undergraduate students are eligible and invited to apply.  The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen Summer Experience in Engineering Design, provides an opportunity to work collaboratively in student teams developing innovative solutions for community and client-based projects. We are looking for students who can think and work creatively and collaboratively to enhance the exchange of ideas while employing physical prototyping strategies to complete design projects. Preference will be given to students with previous experience with the design process and prototyping solutions to engineering challenges. In this program, students will apply problem solving, critical thinking, design approaches, physical prototyping, and team collaboration.  SEED provides a true internship opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills in design and teamwork in pursuit of their next career opportunity.  Rice interns will work alongside international interns from around the world. If you are interested in becoming an Intern orTeam Lead for the SEED program, please fill out the SEED Intern/Team Lead Application


Past projects include Neo-natal gastric suction device, haptic helmet communication device, a negative pressure wound therapy device, a zipline chair for kids with disabilities, a decibel notification device for maker spaces, and an oxygen analysis device. This program is a collaboration between the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen and Rice 360 Global Health Institute. Funding for this program is supported by the OEDK, Rice 360 Global Health Institute, and Nest 360.

Program Consists of

  • 7 weeks in the Summer
  • Financial stipend: TBA
  • Interview Dates: March 4th - March 7th
  • Dates:  June 3rd - July 19th
  • Hours: ~40 hours/week
Application deadline: March 2nd

    Who Should Apply

    Undergraduate students in engineering majors who have previously taken ENGI 120 are strongly encouraged to apply. All others with design experience and an interest in engineering design should apply.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Kevin Holmes -  kh118@rice.edu

    To apply for this summer experience, please go to the SEED Intern/Team Lead Application!
    Please make sure to choose SEED Intern or SEED Team Lead on the application.

    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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