GeoUnion Officers: 2016-17

AAPG Rice Officers – 2016-17

As the new President, it is my pleasure to introduce you to our AAPG Rice student chapter committee. We are planning some new and exciting events this year. Stay tuned for our next announcements!!


                     Wey Yi Foo

       President                                     Vice – President                                Treasurer

Pankaj Khanna                                  Harsh Biren Vora                               Wey Yi Foo
PhD Candidate                                      PhD Student                                   PhD Student

            Nancy (Yuanquan) Zhou           Sam Wang

        Secretery                             Professional Masters Rep.                       Historian   

Joyeeta Bhattacharya                    Nancy (Yuanquan) Zhou                       Sam Wang
PhD Student                                             Prof. Masters                               Prof. Masters


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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!

IRESS Student Poster Prize Winners


IRESS 2016 included posters presentations by 24 Earth Science students. Poster awards were presented to Brian Demet (honorable mention), Daniel Woodworth (3rd prize), Pankaj Khanna (1st prize), Monica Erdman (2nd prize), and Jie Hou (honorable mention, not in photo). Photo by Gary Linkevich.

Geounion Monthly Dinner

Hi everyone!

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend.

I wanted to announce that our next Monthly dinner will be on Thursday the 7th of April at 6pm. I decided to hold off on one for this month because of the Crawfish boil which will be super amazing! Next month, we will be having Indian food at Shiva. Here is the website for it: I hope that by giving the date well in advance, more people will be able to make it this time.

Please add your name to this list to let me know you can make it. So, I can plan to make reservations:

Have a great rest of the week y’all,

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!

Geounion Monthly Dinner Sep 17

Date: Thursday September 17th

Time: 6pm

Venue: Mai’s Restaurant Vietnamese Cuisine


Reason: Meet and interact with your peers in a relaxed setting and you need to take a break from work to eat anyways!

What you need: $$ for food and drinks. It is self-funded

What to do: Sign up at

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
-James Beard.

Kickball: ESCI vs. CEVE

Thursday September 3 at 5 PM – Kickball at O’Connor Field. Free beer, soda, and BBQ. Help us beat CEVE!