About Us

The Rice University Computer Science Club is an organization dedicated to providing Rice students with an informational and social network of individuals interested in computer science. We provide professional resources, including resume review sessions, interview preparation, and weekly lunch talks by Rice faculty and industry insiders. We also foster community among computer science students by way of club-hosted study breaks, random outings, and social lunches.

Sound interesting?

First things first: sign up for our club mailing list. It's the closest thing we have to an official membership roster, and we use it to announce club events, job opportunities, and other computer science-related happenings.

You should also come to one of our weekly lunch talks!

Finally, if you have any suggestions for cool things for the club to do (whether for career development or just something fun), then please contact us!

Club Events

Our club hosts a variety of events for computer science undergraduates. Subscribe to our mailing list to get notified of upcoming events. You should also like the Rice Computer Science Club Facebook page, to which many club and department events are posted. There is also a general Rice Computer Science group you can join on facebook if you have a rice email.


If you have any ideas for fun or useful events that we might be able to host, by all means send your suggestions to our socials chair Joan Chao or any one of our officers!

Lunch Talks

CS Club lunch talks feature Rice professors, students, and alumni with interesting research or career experiences. The talks are coordinated by our faculty sponsor, Luay Nakhleh, and are open to undergraduate students only. They're generally held on Wednesdays at noon in Duncan Hall, with free lunch provided! Be sure to join the our club mailing list for announcements regarding these lunch talks.


For a schedule of speakers, as well as a list of past speakers, check out the undergraduate lunch talks page maintained by Matt Barnett.

Know someone?

If you know anyone would would make an interesting speaker, we highly encourage you to contact Matt Barnett with your suggestion!


CS Club provides career guidance to students by way of interview preparation sessions, resume review sessions, and course planning sessions (watch the mailing list for these events). We also love to give plain old peer-to-peer assistance—feel free to contact any of our officers with questions.

Campus Resources

Rice University itself provides career resources to students; many of these are applicable to CS students.

Looking to hire?

If you are searching for talent among the members of the Rice CS Club, please send any job listings to the club president Frank Salinas.

Officers 2011-2012


Frank Salinas

Class Baker 2013

Interests mobile development, video games, comics, tv, records, starcraft 2, CS:GO

Vice President

Waseem Ahmad

Class Brown 2014


Technical Chair

Sal Testa

Class Brown 2014



Peter Washington

Class Baker 2015


Socials Chair

Joan Chao

Class McMurtry 2013


Contact Us

If you would like to contact club leadership for any reason, please call or e-mail Frank Salinas or Waseem Ahmad; their contact information can be found in the Rice Directory. We particularly encourage you to submit any suggestions you may have for the club!

If you'd like to contact the club membership en masse (e.g. to announce a public event), you may send e-mail to the club mailing list. Note that your message will be moderated.