Miguel Mendoza is a resident of Houston, Texas, where he was born. The son of Miguel Mendoza and Nora Sosa, he attended Galena Park High School and graduated as valedictorian. He currently attends the University of Texas at Austin, where he is working toward a degree in petroleum engineering.
Mendoza was a tuba player in the Galena Park High School Band of Gold, earning All-Region and All-Area honors in 2013 and 2014. During his senior year, he was voted band president and appointed field captain. Mendoza hopes to continue performing as part of the Longhorn Band.
He was also a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (National Honor Society), the Spanish Honor Society, the Interact Club, and Texas Future Music Educators. CollegeBoard named him a National Hispanic Scholar for his academic achievements.
Miguel Mendoza’s interest in petroleum engineering arose when he traveled across Texas to visit his family in El Paso. He saw oil drills off in the distance as they rode on the highway and wanted to find out more about them. Living in the city known as the “Energy Capital of the World” gave him even more exposure to the wonders that the energy industry can create. After obtaining his degree, he plans on returning to Houston to help innovate the petroleum and energy industry.
Aygyul Telyasheva is a PhD candidate concentrating on process chemistry of fuels and high energy substances. She is also the president of the SPE student chapter of the Ufa State Petroleum Technological University (USPTU) in Russia. She completed her undergraduate degree in chemical technology of natural energy carriers and hydrocarbon materials at the USPTU and graduated summa cum laude from this program.
Telyasheva is fluent in English and Russian. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Aygyul’s overall mark was a perfect 5.0, and the best among all students in Russia.
USPTU SPE student chapter won an Outstanding Student Chapter Award and a Russia and Caspian Regional Director Award (1st place). She has received an Official Golden Legacy of World Petroleum Council Award and has been a winner of many regional, all-Russian and international contests and competitions. She has been published more than ten times in different journals and conferences related to the process of engineering.
Telyasheva has also created a project called “ProfTELEPORT,” which builds a connection between students and the industry. ProfTELEPORT has been accepted by several major oil and gas companies and universities as a strategy for involving young, ambitious, and highly educated students in business.
The Al Habeeb College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad in Chevella, Telangana was established as an SPE student chapter on 11 August 2015. Please join us in welcoming them to the SPE family.
Please join us in congratulating our sections who have been recognized for displaying exemplary efforts in technical knowledge dissemination, operations, member benefits, society and community outreach, innovation, and more. They will be presented with awards at the President’s Luncheon at our 2015 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston, Texas, USA.
2015 Section Award Winners
President’s Award for Section Excellence
Benin City Nigeria
Section Award for Innovation
Section Award for Outstanding Young Professional Activity
Golfo San Jorge
Section Award for Outstanding Student Support
South China Sea
Gold Standard Sections
Los Angeles Basin
Trinidad and Tobago
Uintah Basin Petroleum
Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer meetings and submitting evaluations during the 2014–2015 DL season.
The winners of the 2014–2015 DL Evaluation Contest are:
- Less than 150 members: Kavala
- Between 151-500 members: Japan
- More than 500 members: Mexico
SPE is happy to introduce three new student chapters established in July.
- Northern Arctic Federal University
- Midwestern State University
- Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte
SPE’s regional awards are designed to recognize those members who’ve contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society, as well as those who’ve made major professional contributions to their technical disciplines at the regional level. These awards are handed out at region and section meetings. Continue reading
We are excited to introduce the newest SPE Student Chapter officer teams.
Atyrau Petroleum Education Center
Sakhalin State University
We are excited to announce the Baghdad Section to the SPE family.
SPE welcomes two new Student Chapters established in June.
- Sakhalin State University
- Atyrau Petroleum Education Center