the Cain Project
The Cain Project was created through a generous, ten-year
gift from the Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation. Its mission
was to prepare students to lead through excellence in communication.
As engineers and scientists, Rice graduates face new challenges
because of the revolution in communication and information
technologies, the globalization of business, and increased
emphasis on teamwork and accountability. The resources developed
by the Cain Project enables faculty in the schools of natural
sciences and engineering at Rice University to equip students
for articulate, persuasive communication.
The Project ends in June 2008. During the academic year
2007-2008 the staff’s efforts are focused on editing
and production of PowerPoint files, guides, checklists,
and other materials
to support faculty and students. Workshops and in-class
presentations previously offered are not being conducted
this year. Research
and other development projects are being completed, offered
for publication, and presented at conferences in the
US and abroad.
The Project team is immensely grateful to Gordon and Mary
Cain for their visionary gift that has made the Project possible.
They appreciate the generous gifts of Carolyn Jackson and
other members of the graduating classes of the 1940s. They
also thank their faculty colleagues, student writing mentors
and presentation coaches, visiting faculty, and administrators
who made the program successful and noted nationwide.
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