EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • Monday, August 23, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Rice University


    FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE FALL SEMESTER 

    Welcome new and returning students!

    • Monday, September 06, 2021
    • (CDT)

    Happly Labor Day!

    Labor Day (Staff Holiday)

    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • OEDK Classroom
    • 40
    Register

    Topic - TBD

    Around the Kitchen Table events are round table discussions that will highlight ongoing engineering design work of our current undergraduate students.

    Each evening will focus on a particular theme in engineering. You are invited to come share dinner with the students as they present their design challenge and solutions, and then seek advice about their design projects from seasoned engineers.

    Between 4-6 design projects will be presented between 5:30–7:30pm in the OEDK Classroom.

    Dinner will be served. 

    ALL Participants Must Register

    Go to the Around the Kitchen Table webpage for more information about upcoming dinner events.

    Click HERE for the latest COVID-19 Policies.

    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • OEDK Classroom
    • 40
    Register

    Topic - TBD

    Around the Kitchen Table events are round table discussions that will highlight ongoing engineering design work of our current undergraduate students.

    Each evening will focus on a particular theme in engineering. You are invited to come share dinner with the students as they present their design challenge and solutions, and then seek advice about their design projects from seasoned engineers.

    Between 4-6 design projects will be presented between 5:30–7:30pm in the OEDK Classroom.

    Dinner will be served. 

    ALL Participants Must Register

    Go to the Around the Kitchen Table webpage for more information about upcoming dinner events.

    Click HERE for the latest COVID-19 Policies.

    • Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Friday, November 26, 2021
    • (CST)

    Thanksgiving Recess (Holiday - No Scheduled Classes) November 24-26)

    Staff Holiday November 25-26

    • Friday, December 03, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Rice University

    Last Day of Classes for Fall Semester

    • Friday, December 24, 2021
    • (CST)

    Christmas Holiday (Staff Holiday)

    • Saturday, December 25, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • (CST)

    Winter Recess (Staff Holiday)

    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • (CST)

    New Year's Holiday (Staff Holiday)

    • Monday, January 10, 2022
    • (CST)
    • Rice University

    FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE SPRING SEMESTER 

    Welcome back!

    • Monday, January 17, 2022
    • (CST)
    M. L. King Day (Staff Holiday)
    • Thursday, February 24, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • OEDK Classroom
    • 40
    Register

    Topic - TBD

    Around the Kitchen Table events are round table discussions that will highlight ongoing engineering design work of our current undergraduate students.

    Each evening will focus on a particular theme in engineering. You are invited to come share dinner with the students as they present their design challenge and solutions, and then seek advice about their design projects from seasoned engineers.

    Between 4-6 design projects will be presented between 5:30–7:30pm in the OEDK Classroom.

    Dinner will be served. 

    ALL Participants Must Register

    Go to the Around the Kitchen Table webpage for more information about upcoming dinner events.

    Click HERE for the latest COVID-19 Policies.

    • Friday, April 22, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • Rice University

    Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester

    • Monday, May 30, 2022
    • (CDT)


    Memorial Day (Staff Holiday)

Past events

Thursday, July 01, 2021 Independence Day (Staff Holiday)
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 OEDK (virtual) Project Scoping Night!
Friday, April 30, 2021 Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester
Thursday, April 29, 2021 2021 Engineering Design Showcase
Thursday, April 29, 2021 Team Registration: 2021 Engineering Design Showcase
Thursday, March 04, 2021 Around the Kitchen Table Discussion - Global Health Technologies
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Around the Kitchen Table Discussion - Designing Under the COVID Umbrella
Monday, January 25, 2021 First Day of Classes - Spring Semester
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Winter Recess (OEDK Closed)
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Thanksgiving Recess (Holiday - No Scheduled Classes)
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Engineering Design Minor - Information Session
Friday, November 06, 2020 iFixIt Device Teardown and Repair Workshop
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Homecoming Event: What’s Cooking in the Kitchen
Monday, August 24, 2020 First Day of Classes - Fall Semester
Sunday, August 16, 2020 O-Week for incoming students
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 OEDK (virtual) Project Scoping Night!
Saturday, May 16, 2020 Rice University 107th Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, April 16, 2020 2020 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Friday, February 07, 2020 Ask a Patent Attorney Lunch
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability
Monday, January 13, 2020 First Day of Classes - Spring Semester
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Water/Liquid Projects
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Engineering Clubs
Friday, November 01, 2019 Homecoming Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Assistive Devices for Patients/Doctors
Friday, September 27, 2019 Rice Families Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 GEt a Job: Hosted by GE
Monday, August 26, 2019 First Day of Classes - Fall Semester
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 OEDK Project Scoping Night!
Friday, May 10, 2019 Rice University 106th Commencement Ceremony
Monday, April 15, 2019 Admit Days - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Friday, April 12, 2019 Owl Days - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, April 11, 2019 2019 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, April 11, 2019 Team Registration: 2019 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Friday, February 22, 2019 OEDK - A Decade of Design - 10th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, January 31, 2019 GE Healthcare Info Session
Monday, January 07, 2019 First Day of Classes - Spring Semester
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion: It’s Alive! Projects involving plants, animals or humans.
Friday, November 02, 2018 Homecoming Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Friday, October 12, 2018 Families Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, October 04, 2018 Meet Your Team Night [CANCELED]
Monday, August 20, 2018 First Day of Classes - Fall Semester
Sunday, August 12, 2018 O-Week for incoming students
Friday, May 11, 2018 2018 Engineering Graduation Reception
Friday, May 11, 2018 Rice University 105th Commencement Ceremony
Monday, April 16, 2018 Admit Days - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Friday, April 13, 2018 Owl Days - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, April 12, 2018 2018 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Team Registration: 2018 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Saturday, March 31, 2018 RICE ELECTRIC VEHICLE REVEAL and ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS ENERGY TALK
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Fun Consumer Technologies
Friday, November 10, 2017 Homecoming Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Health and Medical Technologies
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Research and Practice Informing Curricular Change: Using Outcomes from Research Studies on Student and Faculty Motivation
Friday, October 27, 2017 Families Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Transportation: Rockets, planes, trains and automobiles
Friday, September 01, 2017 [CANCELED] INNOVATE Design-a-Thon
Monday, August 21, 2017 First Day of Classes - Fall Semester
Sunday, August 13, 2017 O-Week for incoming students
Friday, May 12, 2017 2017 Engineering Graduation Reception
Friday, May 12, 2017 Rice University 104th Commencement Ceremony
Friday, April 21, 2017 Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester
Thursday, April 13, 2017 2017 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Team Registration: 2017 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Robotics and Automation
Friday, February 17, 2017 TinkerCAD Workshop
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Medical Devices and Assistive Technology
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Engineering Design Minor - Information Session
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Engineering Design Minor - Information Session
Friday, October 21, 2016 Homecoming Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Sustainability and the Environment
Friday, October 14, 2016 Families Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Friday, October 14, 2016 Texas Instruments Day 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016 FabShops - Texas Instruments
Friday, September 23, 2016 TinkerCAD Workshop
Friday, September 02, 2016 INNOVATE Design-a-Thon
Monday, August 22, 2016 First Day of Classes - Fall Semester
Friday, May 13, 2016 2016 Engineering Graduation Reception
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Final Examinations
Friday, April 22, 2016 Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester
Thursday, April 14, 2016 2016 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Team Registration: 2016 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Topic: Medical Devices
Friday, November 13, 2015 Homecoming Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, November 12, 2015 7th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition - JUDGE REGISTRATION
Friday, October 23, 2015 Families Weekend - OEDK OPEN HOUSE
Friday, October 23, 2015 National Instruments Day 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Topic: Community Focused Projects
Friday, October 16, 2015 Texas Instruments Day 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015 FabShops - Texas Instruments
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 OEDK OPEN HOUSE!!!
Monday, August 24, 2015 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE FALL SEMESTER
Thursday, April 16, 2015 2015 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and the Environment
Sunday, March 01, 2015 Team Registration: 2015 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Fun Consumer Technologies
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Aeronautics and Astronautics
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Medical Technologies for Low Resource Settings
Thursday, November 06, 2014 6th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition - JUDGE REGISTRATION
Friday, October 17, 2014 Texas Instruments Day 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014 FabShops - Training on the use of Texas Instruments Products
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Hands-On Campus Workshop: Design Systems Fast with NI myRIO and LabVIEW
Friday, October 10, 2014 National Instruments Day 2014
Thursday, October 09, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to Data Acquisition With National Instruments
Friday, September 19, 2014 Freescale Day 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE FALL SEMESTER
Sunday, August 17, 2014 O-Week for incoming students
Friday, May 16, 2014 George R. Brown School of Engineering graduation reception
Thursday, April 17, 2014 2014 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Friday, March 28, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - ALL STAR CHALLENGE
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and the Environment
Friday, March 21, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, March 14, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Health and Medical Technologies
Saturday, March 01, 2014 Team Registration: 2014 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Friday, February 21, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Transportation- Rockets, planes, trains, automobiles
Friday, February 14, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, February 07, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 31, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 24, 2014 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Thursday, January 23, 2014 2014 Elevator Pitch Competition
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Fun Consumer Technologies
Friday, November 15, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges Feedback Session
Friday, November 08, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Above and Beyond the Kitchen
Friday, November 01, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, October 25, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, October 25, 2013 Freescale Day 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, October 18, 2013 Texas Instruments Day 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, October 04, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, October 04, 2013 National Instruments Day 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, September 20, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, September 06, 2013 OEDK Open House
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 School of Engineering Ice Cream Social
Monday, August 26, 2013 First Day of Classes - WELCOME BACK!
Sunday, June 16, 2013 OEDK IS CLOSED! June 16-23
Sunday, May 12, 2013 OEDK IS CLOSED!
Thursday, May 02, 2013 OEDK Clean Up Day
Friday, April 19, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges ALL STAR Challenge (participants by invitation only)
Friday, April 12, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Thursday, April 11, 2013 2013 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Friday, April 05, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, March 22, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Team Registration: 2013 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Friday, March 15, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - This and That’- Interesting Technology Innovations
Friday, March 08, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, February 22, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability Projects
Friday, February 15, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, February 08, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, February 01, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 25, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 18, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Friday, January 11, 2013 OEDK INNOVATE - Weekly Challenges
Thursday, November 15, 2012 2012 Elevator Pitch Competition
Friday, November 09, 2012 Texas Instruments Day
Friday, November 02, 2012 National Instruments Days - Friday sessions
Thursday, November 01, 2012 National Instruments Days - Thursday session
Friday, October 26, 2012 National Instruments Build Your Own Embedded System Hands-On Workshop
Friday, October 12, 2012 OEDK Centennial Open House
Monday, October 08, 2012 OEDK Centennial Exhibit
Monday, August 27, 2012 Engineering ICE CREAM Social
Thursday, May 03, 2012 Rice Undergraduate Venture Challenge
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Civic Scientist Lecture 2012-David Baltimore and Alice Huang
Thursday, April 12, 2012 2012 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Team Registration: 2012 Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session
Thursday, March 29, 2012 Time and the Brain (ECE / K2I)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 NI-Leaders 12
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PI Day
Thursday, March 08, 2012 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Energy and Sustainability Projects
Thursday, November 17, 2011 2011 Elevator Pitch Competition
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Around the Kitchen Table Dinner Discussion - Bioengineering Day

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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