Spring Student Expo Set March 12-14

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

AAPG’s rapidly expanding Student Expo program is off to a fast start this year that aims to repeat last year’s successes.

First up: The annual AAPG/SEG Spring Break Student Expo, set March 12-14 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.

Now is the time for students and companies to register for the event, designed to provide a setting for industry representatives and students to meet.

As in past years, the Expo will include a poster competition, short courses, field trips (including a rig tour), SEG’s “Challenge Bowl,” a golf tournament and plenty of chances for networking.

Last year’s event had 33 companies interviewing 213 students from 52 different universities.

The registration deadline for this year’s Expo is March 6. Online registration and additional information is available.

Last year’s Expo success stories include:

The fall AAPG/SEG Student Expo, held Oct. 8-9 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, attracted 359 students from 102 different universities and representatives from 36 companies.

The 2009 fall Expo will be held at the same location, on Sept. 21-22. For additional information go to the Student Expo Web Site. Registration will open late summer.

The seventh annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous-Laramie was held Sept. 19-22 on the University of Wyoming campus, attracting more than 120 students and 23 companies.

The poster awards, sponsored by Chevron, went to Weiguo Li (first place), Jonathan Allen (second) and Clay Painter (third).

Dates for the 2009 Rocky Mountain Rendezvous will be announced this spring. For information, go to the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous website or contact Randi Martinsen .

The Student Job Quest, held Oct. 11-12 in Pittsburgh in conjunction with the Eastern Section meeting, attracted about 50 students.

This year’s event will be held with the Eastern Section’s meeting in Evansville, Ind., on Sept. 20-22.

The first annual AAPG-SEG West Coast Student Expo, held Sept. 25-27 at California State University, Northridge, attracted 77 students from 18 universities (and four states) and representatives from nine companies.

This year’s event will be held Oct. 1-3. For information go to CSU-Northridge website.

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