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BA - Electrical Engineering - Rice University


Rice University, USA

  • Country: USA
  • Level: UG
  • Mode: On Campus
  • Fees: USA$ 34,900
  • Medium: Full Time

Programme description
TBA
Admission requirements
TBA
Programme content
TBA
About this College
Rice University, USA

Rice's small size allows personal interaction between students and professors, while our eminent faculty foster the intellectual excitement of a major research university. At Rice, undergraduates at all levels participate in cutting-edge research with world-class faculty in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences. Premier architecture and music professors enhance classroom experiences with their exceptional talent and artistry. A Rice education offers personal involvement and excellence in programs that prepare graduates for a changing world. Rice has become a top-tier university and a leading research institution since its founding 100 years ago. But if a pair of scheming thieves had had their way, Rice might not have existed at all. The university got its start with a wealthy businessman who wanted to give back. William Marsh Rice moved to Houston in 1839, leaving his native Massachusetts behind to seek his fortune in the Republic of Texas. He immediately began to amass that fortune, trading cotton and investing in land and railroads. After the Civil War, Rice retired to the East Coast, but he maintained investments in Houston and returned to the city often. In the 1880s, Rice decided to give back to the city that made him wealthy, and in 1891 he called together a group of friends and his lawyer, Capt. James A. Baker, to charter the William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art. The charter was vague – in fact, it didn’t even contain the words “college” or “university” – but Rice did specify that nothing should be done until after his death. What Rice didn’t know was that his death would be part of a plan that imperiled his fortune and the institute’s future. Rice died Sept. 23, 1900, but not of natural causes. An unscrupulous lawyer named Albert T. Patrick had conspired with Rice's valet, Charles Jones, to steal Rice’s fortune with a forged will. Rice had left most of his estate to the Rice Institute, but Patrick drafted a phony will that redirected the money to him. Then, impatient for Rice to die, the crooked lawyer and greedy valet suffocated him. They might have gotten away with their scheme; the next day, however, they tried to withdraw money from Rice’s account with a forged check made out to Patrick. In a rush, the valet – who wrote the check – had misspelled Patrick’s name. An alert bank clerk noticed the discrepancy, and the bank president called Rice's apartment for verification. With Baker pressing the investigation, the plot soon unraveled. The valet confessed, Patrick was sent to Sing Sing prison and Rice's fortune was saved. In 1904, after more legal wrangling, the funds at last became available to fulfill the intentions of the 1891 charter. But what kind of institution would develop from Rice’s imprecise mandate? To guide them, the trustees chose an imaginative first president, a young mathematician and astronomer at Princeton University named Edgar Odell Lovett. Lovett had earned doctorates from the University of Virginia and the University of Leipzig, and he had taught at Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago and Princeton, the most innovative American universities of the time. The trustees sent him on a worldwide tour of the "competition," where he interviewed faculty, inspected facilities and developed an inspired vision of what might be accomplished on the plains of Texas with a blank-check charter, a generous endowment and high ambitions. The goal was a university "of the highest grade" that kept "the standards up and numbers down." Lovett shaped the university that Rice would become.

Head Office

Address
  • Engine Shed,
  • Station Approach,
  • Temple Meads,
  • Bristol. BS1 6QH.
  • England. U.K.
Phone
  • +44 78719 54545
  • +44 7830850845
  • +44 1179 0800 97

London Office

Address
  • # 1, Coldbath Square,
  • Farringdon,
  • London. EC1R 5HL.
  • England. U.K.
Phone
  • +44 78719 54545

India Office

Address
  • # 4, Akil Medu 5th Street,
  • Erode - 638 001.
  • Tamil Nadu. India.
Phone
  • +91 91590 54545
  • +91 91590 46464
  • +91 91590 37373

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