We are a peer-edited publication dedicated to fostering discussion of the sciences at Rice University. We provide an avenue for students to present their own research or provide commentary on topics of interest.


Beginning with its first issue in 2008, Catalyst publishes a print issue annually and subsequently releases all content online. In April 2014, we launched our seventh volume, now available online! Access all of our print issues in our archive.


Since Fall 2011, we have maintained a blog as a forum for students' perspectives on scientific current events.

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We're constantly looking to get feedback from our readers and other interested parties. If you have any questions or comments regarding the print issues, Discoveries, or sponsorship, or if you just want to say hi, give us a shout!