Endorsement in Science Engagement

The Endorsement in Science Engagement is available to undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline and can be completed at any time during a student’s education. The Endorsement in Science Engagement is not a Rice University academic credential; it is granted and administered by the Wiess School of Natural Sciences.

Requirements for the Endorsement in Science Engagement:

Students must attend a total of six events related to public science communication and/or science outreach. Examples of events include workshops, lectures, and seminars by Rice faculty and staff or by visiting experts. A list of qualifying events will be provided each semester by the Wiess School of Natural Sciences.

For each qualifying event, a brief analysis must be submitted by the student via this Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/ricescicomm. The analysis must be submitted by the last day of classes during the semester in which the event was attended.

Spring 2024 Qualifying Events

Rice Science Café
The Role of Carbon Materials in the Energy Transition
February 9
6:30 p.m.
Ralph S. O'Connor Building, 5th floor

Houston Spaceport Lecture
The Business Case for Space Debris Remediation
February 22
7:00 p.m.
Keck 100

Science Communication Workshop
Connecting with Crowds: Deconstructing Dynamic Science Talks
With Tiffany Vora
February 26
12:00 p.m.
ABL 130
Lunch provided for registered participants

The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science
with Dr. Peter Hotez
February 29
5:00 p.m.
Humanities Building, Room 117

Public Science Communication Lecture: Kelly Weinersmith
April 1
4:00 p.m.
BRK 101

*Additional events may be added throughout the semester

Previous Events

Fall 2023 Qualifying Events
Science and Technology Studies, Jennifer Joy Performance
Science Engagement Workshop: Communicating Science Through Improv
Rice Science Café: Observing the Solar Corona
Civic Scientist Lecture Series: The Challenges Facing Women in Science and Technology

Spring 2023 Qualifying Events
Houston Spaceport Lecture: Solving NASA's Problems by Harnessing the Power of the Crowd
Science Engagement Seminar: Jessica Watkins
Houston Spaceport Lecture: NASA's Human Research Program - Enabling Spaceflight Exploration
PWC Visual Communication Symposium
Rice Science Café: Peering Into the First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope
Panel Discussion: Social Media for Scientists

Fall 2022 Qualifying Events
Regenerative Medicine: Highlighting and Correcting Misinformation
Media Training 101
Civic Scientist Lecture: Innovation, Science Education, and the Enhancement of Americans' Quality of Life
Storytelling in Presentation Design, a CAPC workshop
Rice Science Café: Rice's Natural History From Rocks to Birds