After losing to Baylor last Saturday, Oklahoma State fell to No. 11 in the College Football Playoff rankings. We will talk more about this tomorrow, but it seems silly to have OSU behind …Here are Nos. 11-15.And here are the top six.Yep, that’s OU at No. 3. The same team that couldn’t beat Texas. The same team that has all the same conference opponents as Oklahoma State and the same number of losses and is eight spots higher. The committee really does value big wins more than bad losses.Alas, we have some spoiling to do on Saturday.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Share Contact: Philip MontgomeryPhone: 713-831-4792 Biosciences and Bioengineering at Rice Receive $750,000 Boost The Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering received a $750,000 award to create a graduate degree program inbiomedical engineering and to add two new faculty members. The Washington D.C.-based Whitaker Foundation’s Special Opportunity Award allows Rice “to expand the frontiers of research in the areas of cellular and tissue engineering and to implement a cross-disciplinary graduate degree program in biomedical engineering,” said Larry McIntire, chair of the Institute ofBiosciences and Bioengineering. The foundation notified McIntire, the E.D. Butcher Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, in November that Rice had received the award, which will be applied during the next threeyears. The foundation gives the award for the development of permanent, high-quality programs that will have a lasting effect on education and research rather than on solving specific research problems. The Whitaker Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation that encourages and supports research and training in biomedicalengineering. Biomedical engineering and tissue engineering both involve the application of engineering methods of analysis, frequently on a cellular level, to solve problems in clinical medicine and the lifesciences.”Cellular and tissue engineering are fields with enormous potential to make truly significant contributions to mankind overthe next decades,” said McIntire in his proposal to the foundation. McIntire said biomedical and tissue engineering will lead to new medical therapies customized to match the biology of specific patients. These therapies will use cells, tissues and eventuallyorgans perfectly matched to the patient to treat illnesses. The award will help Rice meet what McIntire foresees as a growing demand for biomedical and tissue engineers capable ofdeveloping and delivering the new forms of therapy. To meet the need for biomedical engineers, McIntire will develop at Rice a master’s and a doctoral program in biomedical engineeringcoupled with the new faculty positions.”We propose to develop a graduate program to provide these engineers, taking advantage of Rice’s tradition of excellence in cross-disciplinary research and education and its long-standing record of productive research and training collaborations with institutions in the Texas Medical Center,” said McIntire. One of the new faculty members will provide expertise in nanometer to micron-scale materials engineering, while the second faculty member will specialize in computation using advanced parallel processing. Rice University is an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian private university dedicated to undergraduate teaching and graduate studies, research and professional training in selected disciplines. It has an undergraduate student population of 2,572, a graduate and professional student population of 1,375 and afull-time faculty of 448. ### AddThis