Networking was an important part -- as it always is -- of the
annual fall AAPG/SEG Student Expo in Houston.
than 170 students and a historic number of representatives from
20 companies made the recent AAPG/SEG Student Expo an across-the-board
attracted the highest number of industry representatives ever to
the annual fall event, which was held in mid-October at the Westin
Galleria in Houston.
offered corporate recruiters the chance to interact with a talented
and diverse pool of geoscience students from around the world. Activities
included student poster presentations, informal interviews, network
opportunities and field trips to active Anadarko drilling rigs north
of Houston; an east Texas coastal trip to examine modern and late
Quaternary environments; and the Texas Energy Museum and the Spindletop/Gladys
City Boomtown Museum.
presentations were for the 100-plus company recruiters there, and
companies conducted well over 300 interviews.
Mattheus from the University of Alabama won the top poster prize,
which was a $500 gift certificate for either AAPG or SEG educational
items such as books, short courses or meeting registration fees.
mention awards of $200 per student went to:
- Yogesh Agnihotri, the University of Texas at Dallas.
- Weihong Fei, the University of Texas at Dallas.
- Jon Koenig, Baylor University.
- Sylvia Nordfjord, the University of Texas at Austin.
of the Student Expo were:
- Platinum Level -- Anadarko, bp, ChevronTexaco, Devon, ExxonMobil,
Kerr McGee, Occidental, Pioneer Natural Resources, Shell, Total,
Unocal and Veritas.
- Sponsor Level -- ConocoPhillips, EnCana Oil & Gas, Gunn Oil
Co., Marathon, Minerals Management Service, Samson Resources,
Schlumberger and Selman & Associates
information visit the AAPG/SEG Student Expo Web site at www.studentexpo.info,
or contact Mike Mlynek at AAPG.