OEDK Individual Sponsors

Annual partnerships support undergraduate engineering education to allow our students to have unparalleled experiences solving real-world engineering design challenges.

For more specific information about 
sponsorships, contact:

Engineering Development at 713.348.2229 or 

Individual PLATINUM Sponsor $50,000+

Individual GOLD Sponsor $50,000

  • All of the benefits of the Individual OEDK Partner, plus:
  • Recognition opportunity as the Presenting Sponsor for (1) designated event or premier annual naming opportunity in OEDK
  • Sponsor a second undergraduate engineering design team
  • Named award at the Engineering Design Showcase

Individual SILVER Partner $20,000

  • Sponsor an undergraduate student engineering design team for one year
  • Elevator Pitch Competition sponsorship, opportunity to serve as a judge, and named award
  • Engineering Design Showcase sponsorship, opportunity to serve as a judge
  • Around the Kitchen Table Series sponsorship
  • Invitations to events featuring student networking opportunities
  • End of academic year VIP reception with award winning teams of students and faculty leadership
  • Visibility includes prominent signage in OEDK, recognition on OEDK website, and included on all print materials such as newsletters, event team posters, and signage at sponsored event

Individual BRONZE Sponsor - Design Team Sponsor $5,000

  • Sponsor an undergraduate student engineering design team for a year
  • Invitations to OEDK events - Around the Kitchen Table Series, Elevator Pitch competition, Design Showcase

Equipment Sponsor $10,000 - $150,000+

  • Supply or provide funding for equipment on the OEDK “wish list” with permanent recognition on the equipment OR supply funds to sponsor student use of OEDK equipment on an annual basis

    Student Benefits:

    • Practicing the profession of engineering by working on real-world, challenging design projects.
    • Working on multidisciplinary teams.
    • Experiencing the “engineering design process” from opportunity recognition through implementation.
    • Developing skills evaluating the business opportunities around their projects.
    • Applying professional communication and collaboration skills.
    • Learning valuable lessons from experienced industry partners.
    • Possibility to meet and learn from sponsor about their careers, experiences and expertise.

    Rice University Benefits:

    • Strengthens our ties with alumni and industry.
    • Advances our already high leadership position in engineering education.
    • Widens the experience base of our faculty, bringing real-world examples into the classrooms.
    • Improves our ability to attract high-caliber students and faculty to our campus.

    Contact us

    Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
    Rice University

    6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

    Phone: 713.348.OEDK

    Email: oedk@rice.edu

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