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Upcoming REA Austin Programs

Join the REA Austin Chapter for the 4th Annual Habitat for Humanity Build!

Saturday October 29th, 8AM-4PM. SIGN UP HERE

*You will receive an email 2-3 days before October 29 with details on the location and type of work that we wil be doing so please stay tuned!

The Austin Chapter of REA has organized a group day to volunteer building houses for Habitat for Humanity. It's an organization that builds and repairs affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. Austin Habitat has been building homes since 1985 and you can learn more about their efforts at Several of us have volunteered with Austin Habitat before and it's a lot of fun!

Our goal is a team of 20 volunteers. Bring your spouses/significant others, children (16 years and over accompanied by parent or guardian 21 or over). Lunch and t-shirts will be provided. After the event, we will gather for dinner and libations at a nearby restaurant.


Past REA Austin Programs

Fall 2015: Build Day with Habitat for Humanity and Holiday Party (sponsored byARA and Austin Rice Alumni Group) 

Fall 2014: "What's Cooking in the Kitchen? Robotic Arms, Real-World Engineering and a YouTube Sensation" Event

Fall 2013: Volunteered with Capitol Best Robotics

Summer 2013: Build Day with Habitat for Humanity

Spring 2013: Volunteer judges for Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

Fall 2012: Distinguished Speaker Event with Dean Ned Thomas; Event with Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

Spring 2012: The State of the School: The Dean Ned Thomas's Address to Alumni

Fall 2011: Engineering Networking Mixer

REA Austin Steering Team

The REA Austin chapter is led by a volunteer steering team, which plans programs and events for Rice engineering alumni in the Austin / Central Texas area.  Additional steering team members are needed.  To get involved with the REA Austin steering team, please contact the chair or any steering team member.  Current members include:

  • Robin Brooks EE '85 (chair)*
  • Javier Prado  EE '79, MEE '80
  • Kyle Bryson  EE '03, MEE '04

*Member, REA Board of Directors


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