While a reported drop in obesity rates among U.S. children has been heralded as positive news, more work must be done to understand exactly why that drop occurred, according to researchers at Rice and Temple universities.
Degrees for Rice’s Class of 2016 will be conferred Saturday, May 14, during the plenary session in the Academic Quad. Individual recognition of graduating students will take place Friday, May 13, during separate ceremonies at which each degree recipient will be named, presented and congratulated.
Thanks to a program in Rice’s School of Social Sciences, students are getting real-world experience in team building, problem-solving and networking.The Social Sciences Applied Innovation Lab allows students to learn the elements of problem-solving in a business or nonprofit environment.
Rice psychology researchers will play a role in NASA’s future deep-space exploration, thanks to two new grants from the space agency totaling $1.8 million. The researchers will help NASA streamline its astronaut selection and training process for long-term missions and aim to reduce human-performance risks associated with long-duration space exploration.