EEPS to host Breakfast with Dr. Richard Fortey

 

Join EEPS and the Wiess School of Natural Sciences for a special seminar and breakfast with Richard Fortey, Ph.D.

Richard Fortey is a paleontologist who studies trilobites and graptolites.  Like many geologists, he started collecting fossils at a young age, and then lived the dream of working at the Natural History Museum in London.  He is also a well-known author of many popular science books, and has hosted several Sir David Attenborough and BBC Four documentaries on a variety of natural history topics.

Breakfast will be held on the patio at the Keith-Wiess Geological Laboratories at 8:00 am, Thursday February 15, 2018. The Q&A Seminar will be held in ABL 131 until 9:15 am.

 

Evening of February 15, 2018 (6:30pm) Lecture at the Houston Museum of Natural Science:

Trilobites, the Fossil Record and Evolution-  by Richard Fortey, Ph.D.

Visit: http://store.hmns.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=3850   to purchase tickets.

Rice students, faculty and staff receive reduced ticket price of $8 with their Rice ID. Present ID at box office for special discount. (Discount not available online.)

 

AAPG Rice Industry Geoscience Series

AAPG RIGS (Rice Industry Geoscience Series) is back!!  The event’s purpose is to inform and assist students employment search endeavors within the Oil & Gas industry. The format of the event is organized in such a way that students are provided exposure to the Industry Professionals through networking and recruitment opportunities.

AAPG RIGS format

The event is scheduled for two consecutive Fridays, August 18th and 25th, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 PM.

18th August  (for Rice students only)  – Career Info session  + Resume Review session

3:30 – 4:00 PM – Coffee and Snacks – Earth Science Library – 2nd Floor

 

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Career info Session +Resume Review Session

         Career Info Session Panelists – (Room 100)

1. Ken Abdulah – Subsurface Clarity

2. Hunter Lockhart – BHPbilliton

3. Brandon Harper – Conocophillips

4. Sarah Dean – Shell

5. Nicole Van Den Heuvel –  Director of the Center for Career Development, Rice

         Resume Review Session Panelist- (Room 123)

Sarah Stanley – Certified Petroleum Geologist, Registered in the State of Texas ( >20 hiring experience)

 

5:00- 6:00 PM – After event networking – 2nd Floor Lobby, Earth Science Bldg. (beverages and snacks)

 

25th August – Poster + Networking Session

4:00 – 4:10 PM – Cin-Ty, Pankaj opening remarks – AAPG RIGS 2017

4:10 – 6:00 PM – student posters +networking event – 2nd Floor Lobby, Earth Science Bldg. (beverages and snacks)

Session 1 (4:10 – 4:45 PM)
David Blank Simulating megathrust earthquakes:  a window into elusive source processes
Justin Hayles Theoretical calibration of the triple oxygen isotope geothermometer
Pankaj Khanna Uppermost Pleistocene Coralgal Reefs and Upper Cambrian Microbial Bioherms: Morphologies and Sea Level-Induced Evolution
Gary Linkevich 3D seismic observations of the Peridotite Ridge in the Deep Galicia Margin
Clint M. Miller Low methane concentrations in sediment along the Siberian Slope – Inference from pore water geochemistry
Harsh Vora The normal compaction of clay rocks is fundamental for understanding overpressure
Session 2 (5:15 – 5:30 PM)
Brandee Carlson Mudflat formation within an abandoned deltaic distributary channel: a case study from the Huanghe (Yellow River) delta, China
Tian Dong Controls on gravel termination in seven distributary channels of the Selenga River delta, Baikal Rift basin, Russia
Chenliang Wu Impacts of variable channel hydraulics on the stratigraphic record: an example provided from the Tullig Sandstone, Western Irish Namurian Basin

DEEPS at Houston Museum of Natural Science for World Ocean’s Day

WORLD OCEAN’S DAY 2017 

Family Festival

Thursday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hosted at Houston Museum of Natural Science ǀ Free with Museum Admission

 With a goal of promoting Ocean conservation and bring awareness to the dangers of plastic pollution, “Our Oceans, Our Future” is the theme for UN-designated World Oceans Day. Celebrate at Houtson Museum of Natural Science with a “dive” on life-size 2D coral reefs of the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Adrienne Correa of Rice plus presentations by Rice University’s Department of Earth Science. At various hands-on stations, researchers from several organizations will share their appreciation for the oceans and marine life and ways we can help in their conservation.

 This event is co-sponsored by Rice University’s BioSciences Department, NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Marine Mammal Stranding Network and HMNS.

Dr. Travis Swanson and Dr. Lauren Simkins with the assistance of Lindsay Prothro and Tian Dong will provide a hands-on demonstration on ‘The Texas coast and its response to sea level change.’ The demonstration focuses on two questions: (1) what is sea level? and (2) how does the coast change when sea level rises?

They will use a variety of activities to show the important processes that influence sea level rise and coastal change that may impact the Texas coast. 

Download a copy of the activity: Oceans Day pamphlet

For more information:  http://news.rice.edu/2016/06/06/biosciences-helps-celebrate-world-oceans-day-at-hmns/