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April 22, 2018
Neethi Nayak’s Alumni Spotlight article on Sustainable Certification in Costa Rica was published in the Rice Journal of Public Policy. Click here to view the issue.

August 11, 2017
Carlos Jimenez, a Professor from the School of Architecture, gave a lecture at the Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC ). Click here for more information.

May 26, 2017
La Nación published an article about Hugo Valverde Villalobos who was selected to join the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Click here to read the original article.

April 6, 2017
Universidad Latina de Costa Rica published an article about Luis Diego Gene Antillon’s experience in the GMI program. Click here to read the original article.

November 10, 2016
Rice signs MOU with Costa Rica
“To promote research collaborations and faculty and student exchanges, Rice University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Nov. 7 with the Costa Rica Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications.”

November 8, 2016
Please join the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering with Dr. Jaime Quesada, Professor of Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, for a Specialty Seminar : Opening our Own Gate to Hydrothermal Carbonization Technology in Costa Rica, as an Option to Manage Wastewaters with High Biomass Contents and Waste Biomass with High Water Contents in the Humid Tropics on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 2:00 PM- Keck 102. Please see the flyer for details.

October 5, 2016

Tiquicia en Rice University

Tiquicia en Rice University

September 15, 2016
Meet and Greet to Celebrate Costa Rican Independence Day!

Costa Rican faculty and students got together today to celebrate Costa Rican Independence Day!


From Left to Right: Hugo Valverde(Graduate Student, Fall 2016), Dean Seiichi Matsuda, Pamela Fallas(Visiting Research Student, Fall 2016), Dr. Andrea Ballestero and Jorge Andrés Lizano Pereira (Visiting Student, Fall 2016).


From Left To Right: Jorge Andrés Lizano Pereira (Visiting Student, Fall 2016), Hugo Valverde, (Graduate Student, Fall 2016), Luis Diego Gene Antillon (Graduate Student, Fall 2016), Professor Anthony Várilly-Alvarado, Dean Seiichi Matsuda, and Pamela Fallas (Visiting Research Student, Fall 2016).











July 20, 2016
GMI In the News
An article about the Rice/Costa Rican MedTech course was featured on the July 20th, 2016 issue of La Nacion , one of Costa Rica’s main newspapers.

Universitarios idean prototipos de dispositivos medicos: Proponen posibles tratamientos a males del corazón y de riñones, entre otros (English translation is not yet available, and website registration is required after first-time view.)


More to come, stay tuned!