Scientia Institute


Rice University’s mission statement calls for ”contributions to the betterment of the world.” As we recover from a global pandemic, face a reckoning on racial injustice, and confront tipping points in climate change, income inequality, political polarization, automation, and other challenges, how do we answer this call? What actionable steps are necessary to raise awareness, build consensus, and solve urgent problems? What should it mean for research and education at Rice? Join us as Rice faculty discuss the cutting edge ideas and practical measures they are taking to help create a better world.

Scientia is a faculty-led institute at Rice that promotes multidisciplinary engagement to benefit the university and the Houston community at large.

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Scientia Institute - MS 08

Fondren Library 518
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-4695


Duncan Hall

Traveling on Main Street, enter the Rice University campus at Entrance #2. Directly ahead is Lovett Hall (the building with the arch/Sallyport) and Duncan Hall (lecture site) is the first building to the right, across the street.


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