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.

 

2016

Noga Vaisblat

2014

Miles Frazer

Mohammed Ahmed Al Duhailan

Tricia G. Alvarez

Patrick Ryan Boyle

2013

Stephen Holtkamp

Michael Zeller

Courtney Anita Kolesar

Robert Jeffrey Heller

2012

Kelly Nicole Hillbun

Magdalena Rose Osburn

Eugene Szymanski

Gavin Henry Graham

2011

Anjali Mary Fernandes

Danica Dralus

Xavier Eduardo Refunjol

Justin Dedric MacDonald

2010

Lisa Elizabeth Stright

Supratik Sarkar

Thomas Paul Ward

Olav Antonio Blaich

2009

Beatriz Garcia-Fresca

Ilja De Winter

Trevor M. Stroker

2008

Andrew L. Petter

Enzo Sener Aconcha

2007

Ned Frost, III

Ted Eric Playton

Elizabeth Ann Hajek

2006

Simon Higgins

Markus Mohr

2005

Anna-Jayne Zachariah

Stephanie Germaine Thomas

Nicolas John Huerta

2004

David Richard Pyles

Jonathan Patrick Allen

Leonel Augusto Gomez

Luz Sophia Cobos

2003

Bryn E. Clark

David M. Dutton

Jonathan L. Payne

2002

Victor Alexandru Pusca

Tiffany Lynn Hopkins

Michael Raphael Bruemmer

Min Xu

2000

Shannon Cheree Stover

Freddy Corredor

Russell Spears

Roger Neal Wagerle

1999

Victor Owen

Mark E. Deptuck

Denise Nora Hodder

Tobias Payenberg

1998

Aileen Elizabeth McLeod

1997

Bradley David Ritts

Todd J. Greene

1996

Derek Sjostrom

1991

Andrew J. Davidoff

Patrick James O'Connell

Lawrence Hinde

1990

Kurt Grimm

David W. Valasek

Don Albert Edwards

1989

William Edward Hardie

Nancy Hardi

Matthew J. Pranter

1988

David Nathaniel Witter

Sally Abercrombie

Kimberly Sue Homan

1987

Mark A. Chandler

Chris A. Barker

Hilary Clement Olson

1986

John Beck

Michael Carden

Mark G. Kittridge

1985

Milton A. Surles, Jr.

Stacy C. Atchley

Reese B. Pinney

1984

DeAnna L. Palladino

David Lee Brimberry

Darrell Moore

1983

Michael Grammer

Bernal Vincent Reneer

Martin L. Shields

George Allen

Thomas P. Ehrhart

Timothy Michael Collins

1982

David Lee Brimberry

David B. Crass

Edwin Leslie Trice, III

John P. Varndell

Christopher G. Avenius

1981

Timothy Holdeman

Edwin F. Jacobsen

Jeanne Travisono

Douglas Gregg Neese

Jon Frederic Blickwede

Stanley A. Orrell

1980

Sandra Phillips

Diane M. Simpson

Evelyn Crossbard

Timothy J. Drexler

Gary G. Umbehagen

Robert Charles Shoup

Restrictions and Guidelines

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.

The Best Student Oral Presentation falls under the responsibility of the Matson Award Committee chair, who is appointed by the convention general chair. The Matson Award Committee chair chooses a group of judges who select the winning student oral papers according to the quality of scientific content and excellence of presentation. These results are compiled after the annual convention and the recipients are notified by letter from the Association president. Winners will be announced at next year's ACE during the opening ceremony.

Description of Award

The Best Student Paper Award is strictly a cash award – with first, second, third and fourth place winners receiving $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, and $500 respectively. All accepted presenters will receive a $200 travel stipend. No plaques or certificates are awarded.

Funding

These awards are funded each year through an annual contribution from Shell with funding subject to change.

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