A one-day conference bringing together over 20 experts to discuss the most current research on Houston's air quality in the areas of science, exposure, health, solutions and policy.
Create an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the quality of life including environmental resources.
The Shell Center supports the efforts of Rice University's faculty, staff and students to better our planet's economy, society and environment.
The Center was launched in early 2003, with funding from the Shell Oil Foundation and subsequent funding from the Shell Oil Company. We are in the School of Social Sciences and work closely with Rice's Energy & Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and the Rice Energy Program, jointly sponsored by EESI and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. We give priority to interdisciplinary sustainability research, supporting the efforts of faculty associated with the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, the Jones Graduate School of Management, the Brown School of Engineering, the Weiss School of Natural Sciences, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Humanities, and the School of Architecture.