Dear friends and alumni of the Rice Earth Science
The Rice Earth Science department prides itself in both undergraduate and graduate education. Our students go on to being academics, working in the energy industry, being environmental consultants, starting companies, teaching high school, being science writers, serving in public office, and becoming community organizers or policy makers. Wherever they go, our students are off leading or influencing the world in ways that bring balanced, pragmatic and creative solutions to problems in Earth, energy, environmental and planetary sciences. We provide our students with both technical and leadership skills, a holistic approach to science and technology, and the skills to think about open-ended problems. We also emphasize the importance of teamwork and the importance of working with and giving back to the community when one is able.
The key to our success is the combination of creative students, post-doctorates, faculty and staff, along with our ability to provide our students with access to cutting edge research facilities and unique field experiences. There is no doubt that much of our success has been built on the support of alumni and friends of the department. Every year, our department seems to be getting better and better in every way. We have some of the best faculty in the world and we are producing some of the best students one could ever imagine. The Rice Earth Science department has come of age. It is your support that has made this possible.
Despite our successes, we still feel we are just beginning. We have every reason to believe we will continue our rise. The future is bright, but times are tough. We need your continued support. You can help us by donating to our various initiatives or by simply participating in some of the various activities we have planned for the future. Our students gain valuable insights into career choices when they can connect with alums. Activities include departmental picnics, geology trips, birdwatching trips, workshops, seminars, etc. Keep close tabs on our webpage so that you don’t miss any of these opportunities. If you want to donate financially, please consider some of the initiatives we describe on this page. If you are interested in defining new directions for development, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you more in our department activities!
Chair of the Earth Science Department
1 July, 2016
Cin-Ty Lee (email@example.com)
Professor and Chair
Department of Earth Science
Jerry Haus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Development
Wiess School of Natural Sciences