The mission of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement is to build STEM knowledge, skills, and leadership by providing innovative high quality pre-K through career STEM learning experiences and enhancing the broader impacts of Rice University’s research.
The vision of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) is that all students receive a high quality STEM education that empowers them to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow.
Amplifying the broader impacts of Rice research and education by connecting Rice's faculty and staff with the Greater Houston community.
Forming and leveraging collaborations among STEM organizations within Rice University and the Greater Houston Community.
Creating leadership and mentoring opportunities for Rice undergraduate/graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that foster their professional development and strengthen the nation's STEM pipeline.
Enhancing STEM education for students and teachers through innovative long-term professional development and inquiry-based STEM programs that inspire and nurture students' natural curiosity and interest in STEM through active learning with real-world connections.
Conducting research on effective STEM teaching and learning and disseminating these findings broadly.
Advocating for effective policies that improve STEM education at the local, state, and national level.