Rice’s Research Support Shop, better known as the Machine Shop, has a full-time team of highly skilled technicians who create precision tools and machines that help Rice scientists complete their research and experiments. The Research Support team provides services ranging from simply drilling a hole to creating complex scientific instruments. Almost every job completed is one-of-a-kind, created to serve a unique purpose in a specific lab for a particular piece of research. The rate for these services is $60/hour.
The RSS has a material stockroom where miscellaneous shop supplies can be purchased. If your needs require materials not in stock, a special order can be placed.
The RSS also offers an annual six-week class for graduate students seeking an introduction to his team’s services and products. In the 36-hour course students learn basic machine shop tool skills and how to make simple machine parts for their experiments.
Abercrombie Building C-113
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.