The Best Student Oral Presentation Award is given each year at the Annual Convention of the Association in recognition of the best student paper presented at the previous years’ annual convention.

 

2014

Patrick Ryan BoyleMohammed A. Al DuhailanMiles FrazerTricia G. Alvarez

2013

Michael ZellerCourtney Anita KolesarStephen HoltkampRobert Jeffrey Heller

2012

Gavin Henry GrahamMagdalena Rose OsburnKelly Nicole HillbunEugene Szymanski

2011

Justin Dedric MacDonaldXavier Eduardo RefunjolAnjali Mary FernandesDanica Dralus

2010

Thomas Paul WardOlav Antonio BlaichSupratik SarkarLisa Elizabeth Stright

2009

Trevor M. StrokerIlja De WinterBeatriz Garcia-Fresca

2008

Enzo Sener AconchaAndrew L. Petter

2007

Ted Eric PlaytonElizabeth Ann HajekNed Frost, III

2006

Simon HigginsMarkus Mohr

2005

Stephanie Germaine ThomasNicolas John HuertaAnna-Jayne Zachariah

2004

David Richard PylesLeonel Augusto GomezLuz Sophia CobosJonathan Patrick Allen

2003

David M. DuttonJonathan L. PayneBryn E. Clark

2002

Min XuVictor Alexandru Pusca, PhDMichael Raphael BruemmerTiffany Lynn Hopkins

2000

Russell SpearsRoger Neal WagerleShannon Cheree Stover

1999

Victor OwenDenise Nora HodderTobias PayenbergMark E. Deptuck

1998

Aileen Elizabeth McLeod

1997

Bradley David RittsTodd J. Greene

1996

Derek Sjostrom

Restrictions

The recipient of the Award is not required to be an AAPG Member, or a member of a Student Chapter. However, the work presented must have been done while the presenter was/is a student.

Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates

The best student oral presentation falls under the responsibility of the Matson Award Committee Chairman, who is appointed by the Convention General Chairman. The Matson Award Committee Chairman chooses a group of judges who select the winning student oral paper according to the quality of scientific content and excellence of presentation. These results are compiled by the Student Chapter Committee, and the award is presented by the Committee to the Student recipient.

Procedure

The Committee’s decision is conveyed to the Student Chapter Committee following the AAPG annual convention.

Description of Award

The Best Student Paper Award is strictly a cash award, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receiving $1,500, $1000, and $500 respectively, and their universities receiving a matching award. No plaques or certificates are awarded. Ten of the accepted presenters are selected to also receive $250 travel stipends. All student presenters receive a $25 Store Gift Certificate.

History

These awards are funded each year through an annual contribution from Shell to the AAPG Foundation. In 2006 Shell increased the total amount of award funds, which now allows for ten $250 travel stipends to be awarded in addition to the prize monies.

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