Rice University

History & Origin

The history of Rice University began with the untimely demise of Massachusetts businessman William Marsh Rice, who made his fortune in real estate, railroad development and cotton trading in the state of Texas. In 1891, Rice decided to charter a free-tuition educational institute in Houston, bearing his name, to be created upon his death, earmarking most of his estate towards funding the project. Rice's will specified the institution was to be "a competitive institution of the highest grade" and that only white students would be permitted to attend.

On September 23, 1912, the anniversary of William Marsh Rice's murder, the William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science, and Art began course work. 48 male and 29 female students were enrolled, paying no tuition, with classes taught by a dozen faculty. Unusually for the time, Rice accepted coeducational admissions.

Three weeks after opening, a huge international academic festival was held in celebration, bringing Rice to the attention of the entire academic world. Four years later, at the first commencement ceremony, 35 bachelor's degrees and one master's degree were awarded. That year, the student body voted to adopt the Honor System, which still exists today. The first doctorate was awarded in 1918 to mathematician Hubert Bray.

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Application Requirements

  • The Common Application and Rice Writing Supplement or the Universal College Application and the Rice Supplement.
  • $75 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver.
  • Official high school transcript. Transcripts must be submitted by your high school and will not be accepted by fax or email
  • Official Test Scores: SAT and two Subject Tests related to your proposed area of study, or ACT Plus Writing test.
  • School Report (counselor recommendation)
  • One Teacher Evaluation (teacher recommendation)
  • Midyear Report (to be submitted when senior midyear grades become available)
  • SAT/ACT Scores: N/A

Baylor College of Medicine Patient Discharge Initiative (BCM PDI)

They aim to empower our patients through intelligent patient discharge. Recent research has shown that a well-executed patient discharge plan by nurses or pharmacy technicians have increased medication compliance and decreased re-hospitalizations. We believe that resourceful and persistent college students will be just as effective, without the extra cost. Our plan is to shape the program to become an important part of patient care at the Ben Taub Emergency Center.

Costs and Tuition

1-Year: Total Cost $ 58,283

Degree Plan

Biology Designated Core**Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and th(show more)All courses listed below are required:CHEM 1105 | CHEM 1106 | CHEM 1305 | CHEM 1306 |MATH 1411(Complete MATH 1411) Please Choose a Course Below:
MATH 1411 | MATH 1411A | MATH 1411B | MATH 1411C |MATH Sequence(Select MATH 1312 or STAT 2480) Please Choose a Course Below:
MATH 1312 | STAT 2182 | STAT 2380 | STAT 2381 | STAT 2480 |Physics Sequence(Select PHYS 1403 & 1404 or PHYS 2420 & 2421) Please Choose a Course Below:
PHYS 1403 | PHYS 1404 | PHYS 2420 | PHYS 2421 |University Core CurriculumNOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards you(show more)Communication(Select six hours from the following: COMM 1611; RWS 1301, 1302, 1601; NOTE: ESL students should take ESOL 1311 & 1312) Please Choose a Course Below:
ESOL 1311 | ESOL 1312 | RWS 1301 | RWS 1302 | RWS 1601 |American History(Complete HIST 1301 and 1302) Please Choose a Course Below:
HIST 1301 | HIST 1302 |Language, Philosophy & Culture(Select a course from ENGL 2311, 2312, 2313, 2314, 2318; FREN 2322; HIST 2301, 2302; PHIL 1301, 2306; RS 1301; SPAN 2340; WS 2300, 2350) Please Choose a Course Below:
ENGL 2311 | ENGL 2312 | ENGL 2313 | ENGL 2314 | ENGL 2318 | HIST 2301 | HIST 2302 | PHIL 1301 | PHIL 2306 | RS 1301 | SPAN 2340 | WS 2300 | WS 2350 |Mathematics(Select a course from MATH 1319, 1320, 1411, 1508, 2301, 2326; STAT 1380, 2480) Please Choose a Course Below:
MATH 1319 | MATH 1320 | MATH 1411 | MATH 1411A | MATH 1411B | MATH 1411C | MATH 1508 | MATH 1508A | MATH 1508B | MATH 1508C | MATH 2301 | MATH 2326 | STAT 1380 | STAT 2480 |Life & Physical Sciences - LabComplete a lab from the options listed for Life and Physical Sciences

Please Choose a Course Below:
ASTR 1107 | BIOL 1103 | BIOL 1104 | BIOL 1107 | BIOL 1108 | BIOL 2111 | BIOL 2113 | CHEM 1105 | CHEM 1106 | CHEM 1407 | CHEM 1408 | ESCI 1101 | ESCI 1102 | GEOG 1106 | GEOL 1103 | GEOL 1104 | GEOL 1111 | GEOL 1112 | PHYS 1403 | PHYS 1404 | PHYS 2420 | PHYS 2421 |Life and Physical SciencesBased on the major selected, options listed below might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Select six hours from the following: ASTR 1107, 1307, 1308; BIOL 1103, 1104, 1107, 1108, 1203, 1304, 1305, 1306, 2111, 2113, 2311, 2313; CHEM 1105, 1106, 1305, 1306, 1407, 1408; ESCI 1101, 1102, 1301; GEOG 1106, 1306; GEOL 1103, 1104, 1111, 1112, 1211, 1212, 1230, 1231, 1313, 1314; HSCI 2302, 2303; MICR 2330; PHYS 1403, 1404, 2420, 2421

Please Choose a Course Below:
ASTR 1107 | ASTR 1307 | ASTR 1308 | BIOL 1103 | BIOL 1104 | BIOL 1107 | BIOL 1108 | BIOL 1203 | BIOL 1304 | BIOL 1305 | BIOL 1306 | BIOL 2111 | BIOL 2113 | BIOL 2311 | BIOL 2313 | CHEM 1105 | CHEM 1106 | CHEM 1305 | CHEM 1306 | CHEM 1407 | CHEM 1408 | ESCI 1101 | ESCI 1102 |ESCI 1301 | GEOG 1106 | GEOG 1306 | GEOL 1103 | GEOL 1104 | GEOL 1111 | GEOL 1112 | GEOL 1211 | GEOL 1212 | GEOL 1230 | GEOL 1231 | GEOL 1313 | GEOL 1314 | HSCI 2302 | HSCI 2303 | MICR 2330 | PHYS 1403 | PHYS 1404 | PHYS 2420 | PHYS 2421 |Political Science(Complete POLS 2310 & 2311) Please Choose a Course Below:
POLS 2310 | POLS 2311 |Social and Behavioral Sciences(Select a course from ANTH 1301, 1302, 1310, 2320; CE 2326; COMM 2350, 2372; ECON 2303, 2304; EDPC 1301; EDU 1342; ENGL 2320; GEOG 1310; LING 2320, 2340; PSYC 1301; SOCI 1301, 1310) Please Choose a Course Below:
ANTH 1301 | ANTH 1302 | ANTH 1310 | ANTH 2320 | CE 2326 | COMM 2350 | COMM 2372 | ECON 2303 | ECON 2304 | EDPC 1301 | EDU 1342 | ENGL 2320 | GEOG 1310 | LING 2320 | LING 2340 | PSYC 1301 | SOCI 1301 | SOCI 1310 |Creative Arts(Select a course from ART 1300; ARTH 1305, 1306; DANC 1304; FILM 1390; MUSL 1321, 1324, 1327; THEA 1313) Please Choose a Course Below:
ART 1300 | ARTH 1305 | ARTH 1306 | DANC 1304 | FILM 1390 | MUSL 1321 | MUSL 1324 | MUSL 1327 | THEA 1313 |Component Area Option(Select two courses from BUSN 1301; COMM 1301, 1302; CS 1310, 1320; SCI 1301; UNIV 1301) Please Choose a Course Below:
BUSN 1301 | COMM 1301 | COMM 1302 | CS 1310 | CS 1320 | SCI 1301 | UNIV 1301 |Biology MajorAll courses listed below are required:BIOL 1107 | BIOL 1108 | BIOL 1305 | BIOL 1306 |BIOL 3192(Complete BIOL 3192) Please Choose a Course Below:
BIOL 3192 | BIOL 4192 |Upper-Division Electives(Select seventeen hours of upper-division from BIOL, BOT, MICR or ZOOL; BIOL 3320 is recommended.) Please Choose a Course Below:
BIOL 3115 | BIOL 3117 | BIOL 3192 | BIOL 3314 | BIOL 3316 | BIOL 3320 | BIOL 3321 | BIOL 3342 | BIOL 3351 | BIOL 3357 | BIOL 4195 | BIOL 4198 | BIOL 4223 | BIOL 4225 | BIOL 4298 | BIOL 4320 | BIOL 4322 | BIOL 4324 | BIOL 4325 | BIOL 4327 | BIOL 4370 | BIOL 4388 | BIOL 4390 | BIOL 4395 | BIOL 4398 | BOT 3330 | MICR 3144 |MICR 3146 | MICR 3328 | MICR 3343 | MICR 3345 | MICR 4154 | MICR 4329 | MICR 4351 | MICR 4353 | MICR 4355 | ZOOL 4155 | ZOOL 4157 | ZOOL 4354 | ZOOL 4356 | ZOOL 4380 | ZOOL 4384 | ElectivesThis area requires thirty hours in total.Electives(Complete nineteen additional hours of upper-division coursework and three additional hours of free electives) Please Choose a Course Below:
Graphic Design MinorAll courses listed below are required:ARTF 1301 | ARTF 1302 | ARTF 1304 | ARTG 2306 | ARTG 2326 | ARTG 3316 | ARTG 3326 | ARTG 4306 |Foreign LanguageSelect a sequence from the following options:

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(show more)Foreign Language Please Choose a Course Below:

ARAB 2401 | ARAB 2402 | FREN 2301 | FREN 2302 | GERM 2301 | GERM 2302 | LATN 2303 | LATN 2304 | LING 2303 | LING 2304 | PORT 2301 | PORT 2302 | SPAN 2301 | SPAN 2302 | SPAN 2303 | SPAN 2304 | SPAN 2602 | SPAN 2603 |

Surgeon

Salary: $187,200+

Current Demand: High

Duties & Job Description:

Surgeons are doctors with highly specialized training. They perform all types of surgical procedures to correct deformities and problems caused by injury or disease. For example, an orthopedic surgeon might operate to repair torn knee cartilage, while a cardiovascular surgeon might do open-heart surgery to save a heart attack victim.

Education and Training:

Like other doctors, surgeons must complete a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) from an approved medical school.

Applicants to medical school must first complete a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Although undergraduate degrees can be in any subject, most applicants take a large number of courses in the basic sciences—biology, chemistry, and physics. The admission process is highly competitive, so some students also earn a master’s degree before applying to medical school.

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Persuasive Essay

   

College can be expensive for some individuals. To pay for a course, to pay for housing, and even to pay for books. Luckily, organizations like yours can help people like me by rewarding us money for being exceptionally passionate and invested in our education to make this society a more educated and advanced one. This reward comes in the form of scholarships. I believe that I am worthy for this scholarship because of my passion towards my field of education. I aim to achieve high scores and gather as much knowledge as I can and help the world with my newly-acquired skills.

My passion is what drives me to keep going. There is nothing else that I am more invested on than my education. This endless quest of becoming a scholar in my field of study will put me among the other mentors in history. With the help of a scholarship, this dream will come true and I would be eternally grateful. Money is very hard to come by in my place and this gift will be of great help if I am to achieve it. I greatly wish to pursue a career and this scholarship will not only grant me the opportunity to grow as a person, it will also relieve a huge amount of stress because of money issues. My passion for education is the only thing I have to present, and I hope it is enough to at least make you consider this offer.

Education is what makes a person what they are, the more a person learns, the more that person grows in itself. I dream to become a great scholar one day and give back to the society what my education has given me. I wish to apply for your scholarship and have great hopes of attaining it.

Letter of Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern:


It is without a doubt that Luis Martinez is one of the most prestigious students i have ever had. Mr. Martinez is an excellent student. He always put so much effort into his work. He is always working hard and showing his interest in biology. Mr. Martinez is always eager to learn something new, that is why i have no doubts in my mind that he would be a perfect student at RICE University in Houston, Texas.


Mr. Martinez has had his interests in being a surgeon. I believe that he will be an excellent surgeon and will work hard to get there. I know for a fact that RICE university will be very grateful to have such a hardworking student like Mr.Martinez. I was honored to teach him, because of the fact that he is always so dedicated to his work. His abilities of being an intellectual and curious student have never failed to impress me. His hard work, intelligence, and curiosity show that he is already succeeding for the future that he has planned.


Mr. Martinez is always ready for anything that comes across him. He is ready for new challenges and most importantly his future. If you would like to discuss more about Mr. Martinez, you may contact me atportilloelahiny@gmail.com, or at (915)238-9158.

Best Regards,


Elahiny Portillo

IB Biology Teacher  

El Dorado High School

El Paso, TX 79938

Tel: (915)238-9158

Email: portilloelahiny@gmail.com

Cover Letter

Mr. White

Oscrop

15642 King Street

Manhattan, NY

May 19, 2015


Good evening Mr. White,

I am applying for the position of Nurse at Oscrop Hospital in response to the career camp last summer.

I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Biology. The working experience that I have gathered from volunteering in many hospital around the country, has allowed me to obtain an invaluable knowledge in the medical field. During my time volunteering I was chosen to be the team leader. This position came along with great challenges and responsibilities including managing work tasks, team communication, weekly & final reports, final design presentations, product demonstrations, and bill of materials.

I have noticed that nursing is playing an important role in atmosphere that is created in a hospital and I believe I am a good candidate for your program and this internship position will be a perfect opportunity for me to establish myself in an exciting career and future with Oscrop Hospital. I would like the opportunity for an interview so that I can further express my interest in your company.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Luis Martinez

94515 Street St.

915-987-3645 (Home)

915-648-9684 (Cellphone)

blahiwanttobeanurseblah@gmail.com

Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE

OSCROP HOSPITAL El Paso TX

Assistant Nurse January 2015 - Present

•      Administer medications or treatments, such as catheterizations, suppositories, irrigations, enemas, massages, or douches, as directed by a physician or nurse.

•      Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.

•      Apply clean dressings, slings, stockings, or support bandages, under direction of nurse or physician.

•      Assist nurses or physicians in the operation of medical equipment or provision of patient care.

•      Clean and sanitize patient rooms, bathrooms, examination rooms, or other patient areas.

•      Collect specimens, such as urine, feces, or sputum.

•      Communicate with patients to ascertain feelings or need for assistance or social and emotional support.

•      Document or otherwise report observations of patient behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.

•      Feed patients or assist patients to eat or drink.

•      Gather information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.

•      Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.

•      Observe or examine patients to detect symptoms that may require medical attention, such as bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine.

•      Position or hold patients in position for surgical preparation.

•      Prepare or serve food trays.

•      Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising.

•      Record height or weight of patients.

•      Keep work morale high.

EDUCATION

El Dorado High School El Paso TX

High School Diploma

•      AP Biology

•      GT Program

•      AP Physics

•      NHS Organization

•      IB Program

Rice University Houston Texas

Major in Biology

 Biology

 Physiology

 Physics

 Science Classes

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

•      Natural Leader

•      Hard Worker