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Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest Winners Announced for 2015-2016

Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer (DL)  meetings and submitting evaluations during the 2015–2016 DL season.

The winners of the 2015–2016 Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest are:

  • Sections with less than 150 members: Kavala
  • Sections between 151-500 members: Copenhagen
  • Sections with more than 500 members: Mexico

The 2016–2017 Distinguished Lecturer season began in September. The evaluation process has been simplified, and you will now be able to complete and submit Distinguished Lecturer’s evaluations online or use the QR code on an evaluation. No paper evaluations will be accepted.

To ensure that your section is entered into and wins the 2016–2017 Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest, please:

  • Attend all section meetings featuring Distinguished Lecturers.
  • Listen to, engage and evaluate the Distinguished Lecturer’s presentation.
  • Fill out and submit online the Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form for every Distinguished Lecturer visit.

Winning sections will receive:

  • Acknowledgment on SPE.org

Learn more about the contest »

Fill out and submit a Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form »

 

SPE Announces 2016 Regional Award Recipients

Please congratulate SPE’s Regional Award recipients for 2016. 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.

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Spotlight on Young Professionals

Do you know of a young professional who deserves to be put in the spotlight? If so, suggest them or yourself to be featured in the “Spotlight on Young Professionals”.

The purpose of “Spotlight on Young Professionals” is to share interesting voluntary contributions and technical achievements of young professionals with their peers. The chosen stories will be featured within The Way Ahead™, SPE’s magazine by and for young professionals (YPs), and through SPE’s social media channels targeting YPs.

Tell us if you have an interesting story about yourself or a peer, and be put in the Spotlight.

Submit your story today for a chance to be featured in the next TWA spotlight!

All applications will be reviewed by the Young Member Engagement Committee.

Miguel Mendoza

2015 Archie Recipient—Miguel Mendoza

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.

Congratulations Aygyul Telyasheva—2015 Henry DeWitt Smith Fellowship Winner!

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.