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Wednesday, Nov. 7

1 - 4 p.m.

Rice University

rice logoTour Rice University’s beautiful campus, as well as the undergraduate maker-space, the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, some of the Shared Equipment Authority  research facilities, and some science or engineering research laboratories.

Rice University is a private institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,893, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rice University’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 14. Its tuition and fees are $45,608 (2017-18).

Rice is comprised of eight schools, including the School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities and Wiess School of Natural Sciences. Its graduate
schools include the highly ranked Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and George R. Brown School of Engineering. Rice also has a well-regarded School of Architecture and the Shepherd School of Music. Rice is home to the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, a nonpartisan think tank, which offers coursework, internships and lectures.

There is an additional $15 cost for this excursion when you register.


Saturday, Nov. 10

8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Johnson Space Center

Space shuttleFor more than 50 years, NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston has led our nation and the world on a continuing adventure of human exploration, discovery and achievement. The center has played a vital role in powering our country into the 21st century through technological innovations and scientific discoveries.

The dedicated professionals who work at JSC have made advances in science, technology, engineering and medicine that enable us to explore our world and universe as never before, and to derive unparalleled benefits from that exploration.

The Johnson Space Center was established in 1961 as the Manned Spaceflight Center, the home and Mission Control Center for the U.S. human space flight program. In 1973, it was renamed in honor of the late President, and Texas native, Lyndon B. Johnson.

The Johnson Center’s $1.5 billion complex occupies 1,620 acres southeast of downtown Houston, in the Clear Lake area.

There is an additional $50 cost for this excursion when you register.

 

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