Thursday, April 11th
4:30pm - 7:00pm 
The Ion

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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.  Everyone is welcome!! 

Awards will be announced around 6:30pm. 


Check the link above to read about some of the participating teams.

There will be a People's Choice Award that and all visitors are eligible to vote!


  • The Ion is located in Downtown Houston at 4201 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002. See map below.
  • Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking lot, located across the street from the Ion building. This lot is between Eagle Street (to the north) and Wheeler Ave (to the south).
    • The parking lot entrance is roughly in the middle of the block - enter the parking lot before the pedestrian crosswalk/light on Fannin Street. Guests may enter the gate or buzz in if the gate is closed without a security attendant. 
    • When you exit your car, walk back towards the gate you entered towards the handicap exit - push the handicap button to exit. Walk across the street to The Ion, walk up to the main entrance. Please use caution when crossing the street.
    • NOTE: The Yellow Lot is only for retail parking. All visitors need to park in the RED LOT. If the Red Lot fills up, visitors can overflow to Greentown Labs (Green Lot). There are no parking fees at these lots at this time.

  • LIGHT RAIL: Rice University is located adjacent to METRO Red Line light rail corridor. This system connects Rice with downtown Houston, midtown, the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center, and the Reliant Park complex. Additionally, numerous bus lines stops are within walking distance of the Rice campus, including the 26/27, 73, 8, and 34 among others.
  • From Rice, use the METRO Red Line light rail northbound to the Wheeler Transit Center stop. This is the closest light rail station to The Ion.

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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