COVID-19 News:

As of March 17, EEPS is officially closed. All teaching after this week will be conducted through remote methods. Please contact faculty by email directly for more information.

All KWGL doors except the breezeway doors will be locked 24/7. Faculty, staff and students will need a Rice ID to access the building, office or lab. If you notice doors besides the breezeway doors that are unlocked, please contact Travis Cochran ( immediately.

Look here for future information about EEPS COVID-19 responses, links to remote activities and more.

For information regarding Rice University’s COVID-19 crisis management, click HERE.



Building a Habitable Planet: From Environment To Energy

The world is more complex and interconnected than ever. Building a habitable planet in such a complex world requires that we train a new generation of students versed in whole Earth systems. The goal of Rice University’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences is to bring together the creative power of Houston’s energy, environmental and space industries in the context of whole earth systems to make sustainable progress on the landscape of environment and energy.


Tue 07

Thesis Defense: Johnny Seales, Ph.D. Candidate

April 7 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Wed 08

Thesis Defense: Alana Semple, Ph.D. Candidate

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
Mon 13

Thesis Defense: Sahand Hajimirza, Ph.D. Candidate

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT