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Graduate Student Associations

Bioengineering Graduate Student Association (BIOE GSA)

The Bioengineering Graduate Student Association (BIOE GSA) was founded in 2001 to represent the interests of bioengineering graduate students at Rice. The primary goals of the BIOE GSA are to promote professional and personal relationships among graduate students and faculty, to provide an outlet for voicing concerns, and to contribute to professional growth.

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) chapter at Rice University serves to promote the increase of biomedical knowledge and its utilization. The society seeks to introduce students to the profession of biomedical engineering and the roles and obligations of the professional biomedical engineer, while providing an environment for social interaction and exchange of ideas between all levels of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. The BMES chapter at Rice is dedicated to unifying the broad interests of bioengineers, to channel their energies into looking to the future of biomedical engineering.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Rice University

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a national, non-profit educational service organization dedicated to making known the need for women engineers and encouraging young women to consider an engineering education. The SWE at Rice hosts several events throughout the year and offers information about jobs, scholarships, mentor programs, and involvement in the community.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at Rice University

The Rice University student chapter of The Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) was founded in 1989; and in 1997, the organization decided to join the  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). The organization seeks to increase the number of Hispanic science and engineering students, develop and participate in programs with industry and the university, and provide a forum for the exchange of information pertinent to Hispanic engineering or science students at Rice. As a result of their efforts, the organization was named Chapter of the Year for Region V (2007-2008). Region V includes the 20 chapters of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

Rice University Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) of Rice University is responsible for looking after the needs and interests of graduate students. The GSA provides online information about its activities in an effort to make the association more accessible to all graduate students.