The University of Suriname organized an official presentation of the newly established organization. The purpose of the event was to give insight on SPE as an organization and recruit new members. A brief introduction of the chapter was presented by the student chapter president who also highlighted the benefits of being an SPE member, upcoming events and future ideas for professional development.
In addition to the presentation of the chapter, Mrs. Lilian Mwakipesile – Arnon, membership chair for the SPE Suriname Section, expressed her sections support and encouragement for the student chapter.
Welcome, SPE University of Suriname student chapter; you’re off to a great start. Keep up the good work!
The UTT student chapter of the month has been keeping busy engaging its current members and recruiting new ones. The executive member of the UTT student chapter visited the University’s S.F.T.I campus where they demonstrated the benefits of being a student member of SPE.
They highlighted the achievements that the student chapter has achieved and seminars and forums that the chapter has hosted, including a seminar on “Production Optimization using ESPs, presented by a past graduate of UTT who is currently training at Petrotrin.
Along with recruiting and retaining members, the UTT chapter encourages it members to give back to the community. The student chapter held its annual blood drive in September that allowed each chapter member to give blood.
Also, in September, the student chapter donated hampers to the elderly and mentally challenged at the Couva Extended Care Centre. They singed and danced while visiting with the patients.
On November 30, UTT student chapter hosted their third annual “Trini Christmas Breakfast” from which the proceeds from the dishes that were sold are used to prepare food hampers for those who are less fortunate.
Congratulations, University of Trinidad and Tobago for achieving student chapter of the month. Keep up the great work!
First Technical Congress of Enhanced Oil Recovery
15-17 November 2011, Quito, Ecuador
The SPE Student Chapter Escuela Politécnica Nacional is hosting the First Technical Congress of Enhanced Oil Recovery.
The EPN-SPE Student Chapter aims, with this congress, to create a much clearer, updated and practical view of the methods for the additional oil recovery for students from different universities whose future profession is related to the oil industry.
The deadline to submit all nomination documents has been moved from November 1 to November 15.
Up to two awards of USD 5,000 are available. Nominations forms and applications can be completed online. Learn more.
The University of Trinidad and Tobago attended the new student orientation at the Omeara Campus and recruited 50 new members. The student chapter officers expounded on the benefits of being a SPE student member.
The UTT SPE Student Chapter also talked with students at the University of S.F.T.I. about becoming student members of SPE.
Congratulations UTT SPE Student Chapter on recruiting your new members!
On 3 September, the University of Trinidad and Tobago student chapter visited the Couva Extended Care Centre, a facility that houses the elderly and mentally challenged. The student chapter donated hampers to the centre while singing and dancing with the residents. The charity event was appreciated by the Couva Care Centre staff and patients.
Congratulations, UTT student chapter on all your hard work and making a difference in the lives of others!
Congratulations to Gerrit Verbeek! He has been awarded the 2011 Henry Dewitt Smith Fellowship. He is awarded the 6000 USD fellowship.
Gerrit is pursuing a Master’s degree in petroleum engineering at The University of Oklahoma, USA. He also completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Oklahoma, graduating summa cum laude. He is fluent in English and Dutch. Gerrit is currently doing research on an algorithm called the Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) under Dr. Deepak Devegowda in the reservoir engineering department and is expected to complete his degree in 2012. His motivation, self-discipline, initiative and his capacity for hard work earned him internships with BP Alaska, Apache Corporation and Range Resources Corporation.
Congratulations again, Gerrit!
The 2010-11 Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest is now over, and the winners have been selected! The prize is awarded to three sections, one from each division. The sections winning the USD 500 prize are:
- Less than 150 members: Michigan
- Between 151-500 members: North India
- More than 500 members: Lagos Nigeria
Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer meetings and submitting evaluations during this DL season.
Congratulations to Sharjeel Aziz! He has been awarded the 2011 Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship. His scholarship is renewable for up to four years.
Sharjeel graduated number 1 out of a total of 611 graduating students from James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas. He made a perfect score on the math section of the SAT (a common university entrance exam used in the US). He also scored perfectly on the mathematics level 2 section of the SAT subject exam.
His long list of outstanding achievements and leadership roles include (but not limited to):
- Welch Summer Scholars Program at Texas Tech University
- High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) – NASA Internship
- 1st Place in State – Future Business Leaders of America Business Calculations
- 1st Place in Algebra and 2nd in Geometry – University of Houston Regional Math Contest
- 1st Place in Calculator, Science (physics subsection), and Mathematics – University Interscholastic League (UIL)
- Vice President – Mu Alpha Theta, Junior Engineering and Technological Society (J.E.T.S), Computer Science Club
- President – Chess Club at his high school
When Sharjeel finds free time, he enjoys tennis, basketball, and reading. His immediate future plans include attending California Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in petroleum engineering. Congratulations again, Sharjeel!
The SPE August Student Chapter of the Month Middle East Technical University Cyprus (North Cyprus Campus) is staying busy while growing their membership.
The students of this chapter have been eagerly participating in and hosting petroleum engineering events. They visited TPAO Akcakoca Natural Gas production facilities and three Offshore Production platforms, including GSP Bigfoot 3 that was doing drilling operation on Akcakoca shore. They also visited the Research Laboratory of Turkish Petroleum Corporation. Some of the students attended the two day IPETGAS 2011 Chamber of Geophysical Engineers and UCTEA Chamber of Petroleum Engineers. They have also participated in the SPE Turkey Paper Contest. It is an objective of this chapter to learn and participate as much as possible with anything to do with petroleum engineering.
Keep up the great work Middle East Technical University Student Cyprus Chapter and once again, congratulations!