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Upcoming REA SFBA Programs

In addition to the main REA Facebook page, REA SFBA has its own facebook group just for our chapter! Join us to be in touch with information on upcoming programs in the Bay Area and news from the School of Engineering.


Past REA SFBA Programs

Spring 2016: Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank

Spring 2016: Private Dinner and Talk with Professor David Alexander

Fall 2015: REA SFBA v. UC Berkeley Basketball Game 

Spring 2015: Private Tour of Tesla Factory


Fall 2014: Evening with Dean Ned Thomas "P4: Progress, Plans and New People and Programs in the George R. Brown School of Engineering"

Spring 2014: Private Tour of the Computer History Museum

Winter 2013: Owls and Bulls! A spooky game of SF Bulls Hockey

Summer 2013: REA SFBA Happy Hour at Gourmet Haus in Redwood City (the bar made famous by an absent-minded engineer leaving behind his secret prototype iPhone 4 in 2010!)

Summer 2013: Fireside Chat with Rice Trustee and Silicon Valley pioneer Bob Maxfield '63 (founder of ROLM Corp.) In 2004, Bob and his three ROLM co-founders -- fellow REA members Gene Richeson, Ken Oshman EE '62 and Walter Loewenstern EE '58 -- gave a talk at the Computer History Museum in San Jose. For a video of that talk, please visit:

May 2013: REA SFBA Chapter Launch Event at the Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park with Professor James Tour


REA SFBA Steering Team

The REA SFBA chapter is led by a volunteer steering team, which plans programs and events for Rice engineering alumni in the San Francisco Bay / Silicon Valley area. Additional steering team members are needed. To get involved with the REA SFBA steering team, please contact one of the co-chairs or any steering team member. Current members include:

  • Ryan Aipperspach  CS '04
  • Edith Arnold  ME '05
  • Jeff Caves  ME '00* (chair emeritus)
  • Greg Dachs  ME '05
  • Joe Hess  EE '68, MEE '69
  • Vince Hu  EE '85
  • Keith Rieken  EE '87
  • Shuman Talukdar  ECE '99
  • Duo Wu CAAM '12 * (chair)

*Member, REA Board of Directors


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