Spring 2014 Newsletter - Special Corporate Reception Issue
The last few weeks of spring semester are winding down, our eighteen graduating students are finishing their internship presentations this week and getting ready for graduation on May 16th and 17th to start a new segment of their lives.
FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR INTERNSHIPS! If you need intelligent and hard-working interns, please don't hesitate to contact us. Students are available both for starting in June and August, or in spring if required!
In addition to our spring tour to the Baker Hughes Center for Technology Innovation, we visited Lonza Lifesciences in Houston to learn more about the company and the work they are doing! Thanks to our corporate supporters to allow our students an insight into their business and facilities.
Our seminar series is closing out this week. Special thanks again to our spring seminar speakers for giving their time to visit with our students:
•Ron Hujisman. HUCO Consulting - Bob Morehouse, ExxonMobil
• Erik Scott, Talisman Energy
• Danny Mills, HOK
• Ann Smith, GSI Environmental
• Erik Tobleman,
Carminati, Berg & Androphy
• Dr. Foxhall,
MD Anderson, Health Policy Office
• Mark Jernigan, NASA with Jeffrey Siders, Orbital Sciences Corp • Benjamin Hertzog, Procyrion,
• Lance Ishimoto, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
• Denis Headon,
Richard David from NewSpace Global visited last month and spoke to our students interested in the Space industry. Impressed by our Professional Master's program, he commented: "It is critical that industry leaders are bilingual. That is, they speak both the language of science and the language of business. This is why NewSpace Global not only analyzes technology but also the management, market, and capitalization sources when covering the NewSpace industry. From our experiences interacting with faculty and students at Rice University, we have been particularly impressed by the understanding of this balanced approach to learning. I have visited numerous universities throughout the country and abroad and have found that Rice understands the skill sets needed to create leaders of the NewSpace industry today." Richard M. David, NewSpace Global, www.newspaceglobal.com
Read the latest articles in the PSM News Archive for more information on PSM degrees nationwide.
Article in Houston Chronicle by BHP student Melissa Lopez
Check out this Guide to Professional Science Master's
With a focus on Rice undergrad students we are spreading the word about opportunities for Rice students to line their study plans up to create a pathway into our professional master's degree which - with good planning - they could finish
in a 5th
year of studies at Rice, completing their B.S. and their M.S. degrees back-to-back.
We also have seen a higher interest in our dual
PSM/MBA tracks by incoming students who have to apply to both programs at the same time to be able to qualify for this opportunity.
NOTE TO COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: If you need intelligent and hard-working interns for your projects, please contact us!
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