Garrett J. Grolemund, who graduated from Rice with an M.S. and Ph.D. in statistics in 2012, is among the eight alumni of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University honored for their â€śaccomplishments and incredible impact,â€ť in the words of Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering.
â€śWe are here tonight to honor women and men who, after leaving Rice, have taken their intellectual curiosity, creativity and critical thinking and made significant contributions to the profession and society at large,â€ť DesRoches told the 120 guests who attended the dinner and awards induction ceremony held April 27 in the Houston Club. The event was sponsored by the School of Engineering and the Rice Engineering Alumni Board.
Grolemund received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, in recognition of the achievements of engineering graduates who are younger than 40. After graduation, Grolemund joined RStudio, the free and open-source integrated development environment for R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics. At RStudio, he is a data scientist and educator.