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.

Fall 2023 Qualifying Events

Science and Technology Studies Jennifer Joy Performance
September 26
5:30 p.m.
Moody Center for the Arts, Lois Chiles Studio Theater

Science Engagement Workshop: Communicating Science Through Improv
September 28
12:00 p.m.
Kyle Morrow Room, 3rd floor, Fondren Library

Rice Science Cafe: Observing the Solar Corona
October 12
7 p.m.
Brockman 101

Civic Scientist Lecture Series
The Challenges Facing Women in Science and Technology
October 30
6 p.m.
Baker Hall

Civic Scientist Lecture Series
A Conversation with Walter Massey
November 15
6 p.m.
Baker Hall

*Additional events may be added throughout the semester

Previous Events

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