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Fostering civic leadership through integrated curricular and experiential learning opportunities that enable students to understand the complexity of social issues, their roles as active members of society, and the mechanisms for achieving equitable and inclusive communities.
The Center for Civic Leadership and Office of Inquiry-Based Learning are excited to announce the launch of the Student Opportunity Center, a centralized resource for Rice students to find experiential learning opportunities on- and off-campus. The SOC’s focus on research, funding, and conferences complements the resources already provided by CCD's Handshake. We recommend that you use both databases to identify the full range of opportunities available to you as a Rice student. Click here to access your SOC account.
Houston Centered Policy Challenge: Flood Resiliency in Meyerland
What is Houston-Centered Policy?
The Houston Centered Policy (HCP) Challenge is an annual competition for Rice students that brings the design process to local Houston policy. Students will submit specific policy proposals designed for the real-time challenges faced by Houston communities. HCP brings students into conversation with neighborhood and government actors working to address community issues, leading students to understand how residents identify local challenges and potential solutions, and how these are incorporated into broader city planning efforts. The HCP Challenge is hosted in collaboration with Rice's Center for Civic Leadership, the Baker Institute Student Forum, and Rice's chapter of Design for America. Support and funding are provided by the Rice University Office of the President through the Houston Engagement and Recovery Effort (HERE) fund.
Key Dates Spring 2018
Design Introduction, January 18th, 5pm
Workshop hosted by Design for America (DFA). As entries are supposed to showcase their use of human-centered design, this workshop is for participants to start thinking about how to frame their proposals.
Professor Panel, January 26th, 2pm
Panel followed by a chance for teams to get one-on-one advice. Professors who are specializing in flood resiliency and policy will have a discussion panel and then teams will rotate to consult with individual panelists. Participating professors include Dr. Joshua Furman, Dr. Lester King, Prof. Richard Johnson, Dr. Robert Stein, and Dr. Phil Bedient.
Community Panel, February 1st, 5pm
Panel of Meyerland community stakeholders. The first half of the event will be a panel discussion and the second half will include a chance to speak to individual panel members. This is an opportunity to get feedback on proposals and meet potential partners for project implementation.
HCP Challenge Presentations, February 22nd, 5:00pm
This event will be held in the Kyle Morrow Room of Fondren Library. Participants should plan to arrive early. Each presentation should take 5 minutes, 7 minutes with questions. Dinner will be provided.
The HCP Challenge is sponsored by the Baker Institute Student Forum, Design for America, and the Rice University Center for Civic Leadership.
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