Entries by Linda Welzenbach

Sylvia Dee, Caroline Masiello and Mark Torres receive grant to study environmental implications of COVID-19

Original article COVID-19 RESEARCH FUNDS BACK SIX NEW INITIATIVES by MIKE WILLIAMS Grants to Rice faculty support diagnostic, environmental, social projects The Rice University COVID-19 Research Fund Oversight and Review Committee announced it will fund six additional projects by faculty working to mitigate the effects of the new coronavirus. Researchers at Rice, some with the help of […]


Three Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences 2020 Ph.D. graduates are awarded prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellowships – a record for the department. Brandee Carlson, Tian Dong and Andrew Moodie, all from the same laboratory group, receive the highly competitive grant after submitting research proposals to the Division of Earth Sciences at NSF.  The […]

EEPS Supports Rice’s 4th Annual Science Olympiad Invitational

Three Rice undergraduates including EEPS own Annelise Goldman with the Rice University Science Olympiad Alumni Association (Rice SOAA) hosted the 4th consecutive Science Olympiad Invitational on January 18, 2020. Rice undergraduates Alan Jin (co-president), Muthu Chidambaram (co-president), Annelise Goldman (vice president) managed a challenging set of science events that attracted 525 high school students from […]

Geology: Continental-scale geographic change across Zealandia during Paleogene subduction initiation

Data from International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 371 reveal vertical movements of 1–3 km in northern Zealandia during early Cenozoic subduction initiation in the western Pacific Ocean. Lord Howe Rise rose from deep (~1 km) water to sea level and subsided back, with peak uplift at 50 Ma in the north and between 41 […]

Melodie French wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

MIKE WILLIAMS Mike Williams is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University’s Office of Public Affairs. – JANUARY 31, 2020 Fed grant backs Rice earthquake research HOUSTON – (Jan. 31, 2020) – Rice University geologist Melodie French is crushing it in her quest to understand the physics responsible for earthquakes. Rice University geologist Melodie French has earned […]