The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) provides a world-class venue for undergraduate engineering design projects, with cross-discipline and cross-technology training for students at Rice University.
The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) provides a space for undergraduate students majoring in bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computational and applied mathematics, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, materials science and nanoengineering, mechanical engineering and statistics to design, prototype and deploy solutions to real-world engineering challenges.
By working in close proximity to engineers in all disciplines, our students develop multiple perspectives on how to pursue a project. The OEDK is a 20,000-square-foot space, which includes not only the central work area with over 75 work tables, but also conference rooms, a classroom, a wet lab, rapid prototyping equipment, large format printers, designated woodworking area, a machine shop and access to a welding shop. The presence of large engineering firms, such as National Instruments and Texas Instruments allows engineers to become experienced with the products they will be using once they enter the workforce.