Fulbright/JGSB Energy Industry Directors ConferenceÂ The Jones Graduate School of Business andÂ Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.Â held the 3rd Annual Energy Industry Directors Conference in March 2010, a director education program designed for board members of energy and chemical companies. The conference featured industry leaders and corporate governance experts who focused on the issues facing board members across all segments of the energy industry, including:
- Current Views of the Board from the Bench
- The Critical Relationship Between the Board and Management
- The Lehmanâ€™s Saga: What Boards Can Learn from Its Unplanned Demise
- The Emerging Era of Shareholder Activism: What Boards and Shareholders Can Learn
- The Role of Energy Companies in the Energy and Environment Debate
The Capstone Course brings together teams of MBA students and professors to solve critical business issues of community organizations, from high-level strategic growth plans, to targeted plans for single service lines or divisions.
Rice University and Shell Oil launched the Shell Center for Sustainability in 2003, as an interdisciplinary program of research, education and outreach, to develop sustainable standards of living.
The Professional Science Masterâ€™s Program at Wiess School of Natural Sciences offers three degrees in energy functions that combine an interdisciplinary curriculum with business training and hands-on experience for success in a business environment.
Rice Alliance supports entrepreneurs and technology ventures in Houston and Texas through education, collaboration, and research. Since inception in 1999, the Rice Alliance has assisted in the launch of over 225 technology companies that have raised more than $500 million in funding.Â The Rice Alliance Technology Venture Forums are some of the largest in North America. Representatives from emerging technology companies showcase their new ventures in front of investors, industry leaders, advisors, service providers, and entrepreneurs. The Rice Alliance holds four Technology Venture Forums a year â€“ one each inÂ energy/clean tech, information technology/Web 2.0, nanotechnology, and life science.
Since its inception in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the leading nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country.
Jones Graduate School of Business Career Conference:Â The 2010 Jones School Career Conference hosted alumni panel discussions on the state of various industries, including energy.