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[Rice University] Bioengineering Department Image Collection

Identifier: UA 0388
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586

Scope and Contents

The collection consists entirely of images taken during the first ten years of the Rice Bioengineering Department. The media they represent are photographic prints, slides, and CDs. The subjects range from portraits of faculty members to posed groups of students. There are pictures of faculty and students at work, of departmental celebratory events, and of the the department's building location as well as other campus buildings.


  • 1997 - 2008


Conditions Governing Access

The material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish content from the Rice University Bioengineering Department Image collection, 1997-2008 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Conditions Governing Use

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Historical Note

The Rice Department of Bioengineering was established in July 1997 and formed with the help of a Whitaker Foundation Development Award. Of the original twelve faculty, seven held primary appointments: Larry McIntire (chairman), Tony Mikos, Ka-Yia San, Jackie Shanks, Jennifer West, Kyriacos Zygourakis, and Mike Berry, holding the joint appointment with Baylor College of Medicine. The five professors with secondary appointments were John Clark, Timothy Harrigan, David Hellums, Joel Moake, and Frank Tittel. By 2008, the department had grown to nineteen faculty members and eleven multidisciplinary joint appointments with science and engineering departments at Rice, as well as forty adjunct and affiliated faculty members, primarily from the Texas Medical Center. The student population has grown to more than 115 doctoral students.

By 2008 the total research expenditures were $12.6 million. Since its founding, the Department of Bioengineering at Rice has consistently been ranked among the nation’s top ten bioengineering/biomedical engineering graduate programs.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

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The collection consists of a variety of visual images--slides, CDs, and photographic prints--of people, events, and activities of the Rice University Bioengineering Department from its establishment in 1997 to 2008, when the ten-year anniversary was celebrated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Recieved from Rice Bioengineering Department in 2017


Guide to Rice University Bioengineering Department Image collection, 1997-2008
Mary Tobin
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA