8:30 - 9:15 a.m.: Check-in & continental breakfast available
9:20 - 9:40 a.m.: Dr. John B. Boles '65, William P. Hobby Professor of History, will give a welcome address about how the teaching and learning landscape has evolved from his time as a Rice student to now serving as a professor.
9:45 - 10:15 a.m: Dr. Robert F. Curl, University Professor Emeritus, Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus, Professor of Chemistry Emertius, will give a keynote presentation about automation in the 21st century. Dr. Curl shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 with Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley for their discovery of the carbon cage compounds.
>>Dr. Curl's presentation
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.: Dr. Genevera Allen '06, assistant professor of statistics and recipient of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in Science and Health Care, will give a keynote presentation about the field of data science and how it enables medical discoveries.
>>Dr. Allen's presentation
11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions (choose one of the following)
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Learn — While enjoying a buffet lunch, the Honorable Annise Parker '78, Rice professor in the practice, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Neighborhood Centers, Inc. and former mayor of Houston, will deliver a keynote address titled "Why Cities Matter" where she will discuss the role of the new city-state in driving culture, paradiplomacy and the world economy.
1:50 - 3:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions (choose one of the following)
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.: Brock Wagner '87, the founder and owner of Saint Arnold Brewing, and Scott Birdwell '75, the owner of DeFalco's Home Wine & Beer Spirits, will lead an afternoon keynote session about the science and business behind beer making and breweries. During the lively session, a variety of complimentary Saint Arnold beer will be available to enjoy for those 21 and above.
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.: Moody Center for the Arts Showcase — Enjoy exploring the Moody Center for the Arts' exhibits in action and learning from gallery guides in the Struth Exhibition and the Tilt Brush Gallery. Complimentary wine, beer, and food will be available on the Anderson-Clarke Center patio adjacent to the Moody Center for the Arts.