AAPG Student EXPO -Houston – Sept 8th and 9th


The registration for the Annual AAPG Student EXPO – Houston is open. Please check the link below.

If you want to present a poster in the AAPG Student Expo then submit the Abstract and register for the event on the link below asap (the slots will be filled within 1-2 days). Therefore do it asap!!

If you just want to attend the event and meet the recruiters then it is recommended to register for the event by the end of this week.


If you have any questions then kindly let me know.

Best Regards,



Dear All,

As the President of the Rice AAPG Student Chapter it is my pleasure to announce a new event – AAPG RIGS (Rice Industry Geoscience Series), which will take place during the month of September this year. This event  is to inform and assist students in their employment search endeavors within the Oil & Gas industry. The format of the event is organized in such a way that students can get more exposure to the Industry Professionals in terms of networking as well as recruitment.

AAPG RIGS format

–        The event will is scheduled for three consecutive Fridays, September 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 4:00-5:00 PM.
–        16th September – Career Info session – a discussion with industry professionals about careers in Geoscience (Oil and Gas), + Resume Review session – (details to follow)
–        23rd September – 3 student talks followed by networking session over some snacks and beverages
–        30th September – 16 student posters with a parallel networking session

All undergrads, professional masters, and grad students are invited to participate. You are requested to submit an abstract by 5th August at aapg@rice.edu.  Please state whether you would  like to give a presentation or have a poster. The candidates will be shortlisted by a review committee consisting of Rice professors and Industry professionals. If you are travelling, or on field trip and cannot submit the abstract before the deadline then kindly let me know at pk15@rice.edu, and we could arrange something.

I would like to request you all to attend all the events as you never know which contact you make could lead into an internship or a job.

If you have any questions or suggestions then kindly let us know.

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Best Regards,
Pankaj Khanna
AAPG Rice President

PhD Candidate
Rice – Earth Science

March 25th – 10th Annual Crawfish Boil

The most exciting time of the year is upon us! Not March Madness, but the annual Geo-Sciences/BioSciences Crawfish Boil!! This event will take place on Friday March 25th (next week) at 5pm. This year will we be having tons of food, drinks, outdoor games, and even a water balloon fight, so it should be an all around good time!

See you there!

April 16 – High Island birds and geology

When: April 16, 2016

Where: Birding at High Island and Bolivar Flats

What to expect: peak of bird migration, thousands of shorebirds, hundreds of colorful songbirds, and lunch on a salt dome rimmed by oil wells!

What to bring: binoculars (if you have them, but not absolutely necessary), hat, sunscreen, water, lunch, full gas tank.

Organizers: Cin-Ty Lee and Martha Lou Broussard


Meeting place: meet at the ferry parking lot on the BOLIVAR PENINSULA at 930 AM.  This means you should leave Rice at 8 AM, allowing for about 45 minutes to get down to Galveston and then about 30 minutes to cross the ferry (free of charge). The ferry parking lot is on hwy 87, just after you get off the ferry going from Galveston to Bolivar. MAP

Stop 1: Bolivar Flats Audubon Sanctuary. Go east on Hwy 87 from the ferry parking lot for about a mile. Turn right on 17th street and go to end and park.  We will walk out on the jetty.  The first part of the jetty is handicap accessible.  In addition to thousands of shorebirds, we will also get to see some barrier island geology and the effects of the jetty in modifying sediment transport. MAP

Stop 2: High Island Bird Sanctuary. Continue NE on 87 for about 20 miles. 87 will follow the coast and then turn inland.  After turning inland, you will reach High Island. Turn right on 5th street to the parking lot for Boy Scout Woods.  We anticipate arriving there around noon. Migrants typically pick up in the afternoon.  After Boy Scout Woods, we may move on to Smith Oaks, which is about a mile away. MAP

Optional Stop 3: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, which is on the way home. MAP

Contact Cin-Ty Lee or Martha Lou Broussard for more details, ride-sharing, etc. Please let us know if you are coming so that we don’t leave anyone behind at the meeting spot.


Cin-Ty Lee – 713 348 5084 (ctlee@rice.edu)

Martha Lou Broussard (mlbrou@rice.edu)




Enlightenment 2015

Join us on the 4th December for our last event of 2015 as we revel the end of a remarkable year!

Come for the food, drinks, and merrymarking!

Till then!

Bad Movie Geology Night

We’ll be screening San Andreas, starring good ol’ Dwayne Johnson The Rock, in ABL 131. So come on over and witness some of hollywood’s finest science!


And oh – we’ll be having free pizza, so come hungry but not starving!

Where: ABL 131,

When: 6:30pm, right after the IRESS: a taste of Rice Earth Science reception

Why: Bad geology and free pizza! :d

GeoUnion: Dinner at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant

Event: Dinner at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant

Date: 29th October 2015

Time: 6pm

Come one and come all as we head to Lucy’s for dinner! Yay!

Welcome back BBQ – Sep 18 (4-6 pm)


Geounion Welcome BBQ kicks off school year

Geounion welcome BBQ kicks off start of school year!
When and where: 5 PM Aug 27, 2015 on patio.