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, résumé 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.
RemixCS - a group of Rice CS students changing the way minority high school students are introduced to computing.
The Center for Career Development (CCD) hosts tech talks and events like career and internship expos.