Owl Together Reunion - What's Cooking in the Kitchen

Hosted by OEDK, D2K Lab and Activate

Owl Together: What's Cooking in the Kitchen

As part of the Owl Together Homecoming and Reunion, Data to Knowledge (D2K) Lab teaming up with Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) and Rice Engineering Communication Program (Activate) successfully hosted the Owl Together: What's Cooking in the Kitchen virtually on Thursday, October 29. 

This collaborative event kicked off with a welcome introduction by Interim Dean Rob Griffin, and followed by a presentation from student teams and faculty directors at OEDK, D2K Lab and Activate. Nearly 120 alumni and friends joined the event to hear about exciting initiatives and projects within engineering and data science.

Four student teams from OEDK who presented at the event are:

  • Team GroovyUV - Low-cost, portable UV-C PPE Sterilization System
  • Team Ecopot - Building a low-cost pot that optimizes heat transfer
  • Team iDoc - Integrated telemedicine system
  • Club SEDS Rice - OwlSat - OwlSat CubeSat

In addition, three student teams from the D2K Capstone presented their data science projects:

  • Team TCH - Arrhythmias detection tool for children with congenital heart disease
  • Team OpenStax - Reducing achievement gaps in AP courses
  • Team UTHealth - Smart chatbot to combat COVID-19

All student teams did a fantastic job presenting their projects and impact. Alumni and friends had the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the faculty and students in different breakout rooms afterwards.

Watch the Zoom recording here.

Owl Together - OEDK, D2K Lab - Oct 29