Alumni and Friends of D2K 

The first-of-its-kind Rice D2K Lab provides students with immersive, experiential learning opportunities in data science while enhancing data-intensive research and building partnerships with companies, institutions, and community organizations.

We aim to strengthen connections and grow a continuing relationship with our worldwide alumni. The Alumni Affiliate program provides the means for fellow Owls and friends of the D2K Lab to support social impact projects, participate in D2K Lab programs, and network with data science focused students.

How to Get Involved

Sponsor a Social Impact Project: Sponsor a D2K Capstone student team working on projects for government agencies or non-profit organizations that make a direct impact in our community. ($5000)

Sponsor a Research Project: Provide research experiences to Rice students by sponsoring a D2K Capstone student team conducting interdisciplinary research. ($5000)

Sponsor a D2K Freshman Team: Provide opportunities to freshman to learn data science through experiences working on teams to tackle real data challenges. ($2000)

Sponsor a D2K Student Award: Support student excellence by sponsoring a D2K award. ($1000)

Speak in the D2K Industry Insights Seminar Series: Share your experiences working as a data scientist with Rice students.

Mentor or Judge D2K Competitions: Be a mentor and/or judge for D2K Lab programs, events, and competitions.

Ask us about targeted opportunities to support specific programs and to support building out the D2K Hub space as campus home for the D2K Lab.


Make a Gift

Donating to the Rice Data to Knowledge (D2K) Lab is easy!


Donate Here

By Phone:

Call development at 713-348-2229 and someone will make the process easy by taking all of your information by phone.

By Mail:

Send your check to the address below and we will ensure that your donation is earmarked for the D2K Lab.

Rice Data to Knowledge (D2K) Lab
Rice University, MS 354
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX