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Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL)


RCEL LogoThe Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) strives to develop students' foresight to identify our world's pressing problems, the resolve to tackle these challenges, and a passion for innovative solutions.

The center was established by a $15 million gift to Rice's Centennial Campaign from the Benificus Foundation, a charitable organization founded by longtime benefactors and Rice engineering alumni John Doerr '73 and Ann Doerr '75.

RCEL focuses its efforts on four aspects of engineering at Rice while emphasizing their inherent opportunities for leadership development:  design, communication skills, international experience and entrepreneurship