Welcome to the official page for RUGS.

Check here for information about what’s happening in the world of the undergrads within Rice’s Earth, Environmental, & Planetary Sciences department.

Meet the 2019-2020 RUGS officers!
Jackson Stiles

Jackson Stiles


Hi, my name is Jackson Stiles, I‘m a senior at Duncan. If you ever have a comment, question or concern about RUGS or even the EEPS department, please feel free to email me at jjs10@rice.edu or find me in person. If you ever want to talk about things not RUGS related, I’m always down to talk about sustainability, traveling, food adventures and whatever the latest show to hit Netflix is.

Naod Araya

External Vice President

Christina Stoner


Jackie Richards

Socials Manager

Martina Faciane

Web Manager

Our Mission:

  • Enrich the experience of undergraduate Earth Science students at Rice University
  • Provide a structured organization to engage with and support those in the community
  • Strengthen the undergraduate Earth Science community
  • Give undergraduates a stronger voice in the Earth Sciences department
  • Help undergaduates find different opportunities by encouraging engagement with graduate students, faculty, and alumni.
  • Provide programming to help with post-graduation plans
Upcoming Events

Welcome Back Get Together

– Sept 5th @ 6:00 pm

– 2nd floor of Keith Wiess Geological building

– Join your fellow Earth Science undergads for food and good conversation during our welcome back get together. Open to all Earth Science majors/minors and all new and returning students with intrest in the department.