record participation by both students and companies was recorded
at the fifth annual AAPG-SEG Spring Student Expo, held at the University
of Oklahoma in March.
of 166 students from 42 colleges and universities in 22 states were
able to meet, greet and even talk some geology with representatives
from 24 companies.
AAPG student activities coordinator, said the Expo brought energy-oriented
geology and geophysics students from around the country together
with energy companies in both formal interview and informal venues.
Companies were looking for graduates and undergraduates for internships
and graduates for full-time employment.
ample opportunities for the students and companies to get to know
each other. An Icebreaker, luncheon, two short courses, a field
trip and campus tours also were part of the program.
companies began interviews on a Saturday morning, recording 194
the students took the opportunity to present posters, with 41 presentations
dealing with geology and 27 geophysics. Geology poster winners were
Kathleen Baker, of the Colorado School of Mines; Nicholas Terech,
University of Buffalo (N.Y.); and Sophia Rodriguez, University of
Tulsa. Geophysics poster winners were Aaron Rothfolk and Tomieka
Searcy, both of the University of Oklahoma; and Upendra Kumar Tiwari,
the University of Texas at Dallas.
several levels of Expo sponsorship:
Sponsors were Chesapeake Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources.
Sponsors were ChevronTexaco, Chuck Noll, ConocoPhillips, Devon
Energy, Dominion Exploration and Production, Kerr-McGee, Potts
Exploration, Samson, and Vintage Petroleum.
Sponsors were Core Laboratories, Crawley Petroleum, EOG Resources,
geoPLUS, MAP Exploration, Mewbourne Oil, Minerals Management Services,
Oklahoma Geological Survey/South Mid-Continent Region PTTC, Omnilabs,
Panhandle Royalty, Questar, Schlumberger, Shell Oil, and Wagner
Sponsors were Robert Allen, Dave Campbell, Indian Exploration,
McKenny Energy and Jon Withrow.