Collaboration happens both inside and outside the classrooms in the CS department. To foster this lively community and to educate students about internships, careers, and a professional life in computer science, the department and undergraduate organizations organize tech talks, lunch-and-learns, and other activities. The student organizations also host events that allow students to practice their problem-solving and coding skills as well as their networking and interview skills.
Every CS student runs into a problem in their code sooner or later. Students continually offer each other support within their project teams, college study groups, and the department-sponsored clubs. Just as important as academic support is the social aspect of the clubs. Taking a study break or working on a side project helps keep students grounded and also introduces them to peers in the same or similar situations.
CS Club¬†-¬† an organization dedicated to providing Rice students with a tight-knit community of friends and mentors to promote and advocate computer science and working with tech. Resources for members include company-sponsored informational and networking events, r√©sum√© review and algorithm challenge sessions, study breaks, social outings, and tech workshops. Two of our most popular initiatives are Rice Apps and HackRice. No membership fee or annual dues.
CSters¬†- created as a network for individuals interested in Computer Science, we specifically support female enrollment in CS at Rice and focus on the unique challenges women face in CS careers; however, we extend an open invitation to all persons interested in the potential of computing. No membership fee or annual dues.
Rice Robotics Club¬†- an organization to provide college students hands-on experience with technology and engineering, regardless of major or year.
The Center for Career Development (CCD) hosts¬†tech talks and events like career and internship expos.