About SEED 

The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen invites applications for a ~7- week engineering design program. Undergraduate students in engineering disciplines are eligible and invited to apply. The program, 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 are able to 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. This summer internship will include individual and team-based design work with student interns from various backgrounds.  If you are interested in becoming an Intern orTeam Lead for the SEED program, please fill out the SEED Intern/Team Lead Application


Some examples of past projects that have been worked on in the summer program are: 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 1st - March 8th
  • Dates:  June 5th - July 21st
  • Hours: ~40 hours/week
Application deadline: March 4th, 2023

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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