Civic Research and Design at Rice
As part of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), the Office of
Fellowships and Undergraduate Research promotes and develops opportunities for
members of the Rice community to engage directly with the City of Houston
through collaborative, community-based research and design. We host and recognize a number of courses,
programs, and activities that allow students, faculty members, and community
partners to work together on Houston-based civic projects. We identify experiential learning courses
from across the university that provide students with opportunities to work
with Rice faculty and community partners on projects that address challenges
facing the Houston community. We work directly with faculty and community
leaders and organizations to identify existing, and facilitate new, civic
collaborations. And, through our CCE
Fellows program, we solicit and support substantive, high-quality undergraduate
research and/or design projects that are faculty-supervised and conducted in
collaboration with a Houston-based partner.
The Civic Research and Design portal on our website contains
information on how students, faculty, and community partners can learn about
and participate in community-based research and design opportunities through
If you are a Rice undergraduate student interested in Civic
Research and Design courses, the CCE Fellows Program, or other community-based
research and design opportunities in Houston, click here.
If you are a Rice faculty member interested in offering a course
with a Houston community-based research or design component, serving as an
advisor to a CCE Fellow, or conducting Houston community-based research or
design work, click here.
For Community Partners
If you are interested in serving as a community partner for a
CCE Fellow, or would like to propose a Houston community-based research or
design project, click here.
If you would like more information about civic research and
design at Rice University, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Vann, Associate
Director of Civic Research and Design, firstname.lastname@example.org.