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

Miles Frazer Mohammed A. 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, PhD Tiffany Lynn Hopkins Michael Raphael Bruemmer Min Xu

2000

Shannon Cheree Stover 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

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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