SPE Student Chapter Curtin University moved beyond obstacles to excel forward excellently! They have grown from 55 to 227 members. They have been able to maintain a high level of support and services for this greater variety of students. Their long-term goal is to provide easier access for students to meet industry representatives and to form professional relationships. In meeting this goal, the chapter has operated exclusive networking functions providing students the opportunity to meet more than 30 industry representatives from various major oil and gas companies within Perth and Australia.
The students of this chapter place a great deal of emphasis on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and community involvement. So, many of them participated in the annual City to Surf Fun Run in Perth to benefit the Activ Foundation. The activities ranged from 12k walks to half marathons. They lend support to “50 for Kids” and are planning to become involved with the local charity, Telethon.
Awesome job, Curtin Student Chapter! Congratulations for earning SPE October Student Chapter of the Month!
On 11 September, the UPES SPE Student Chapter visited Prem Dham, a senior citizens home. The members interacted with the residents and also donated biscuits and fruit to the home. The experience was such a good one that the chapter has established regular visits.
The SPE Distinguish Lecturer program continued to celebrate its 50th Anniversary at the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University SPE Student Chapter meeting with Distinguish lecturer Artur Stankiewicz, who is a Global Fluid Domain Head and Scientific Advisor Reservoir Fluids & Geochemistry at Schlumberger.
Mr. Stankiewicz, who has been a guest speaker at TSOGU several times before, spoke to the members about asphaltenes. Mr. Stankiewicz gave the audience a new point of view on the problem and gave examples of his experiences in the field.
During the meeting, Past President Alexey Borisenko (Schlumberger) highlighted the accomplishments that the student chapter has achieved over the past year by winning the Outstanding Student Chapter Award and the Gold Standard Award.
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!
The MUN student chapter recruited new members during the Engineering Orientation program. The chapter was able to recruit first year engineering students by highlighting the benefits of being an SPE student member. Congratulations, MUN student chapter on recruiting new members!
The University of Oklahoma Student chapter enjoyed an Oklahoma City Redhawks baseball game with Chesapeake Energy on a Sunday afternoon. Chesapeake is the second largest producer of natural gas. The members enjoyed free sodas, water, hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and cookies. It was a great opportunity for the members to interact and share information about SPE, the petroleum industry and coursework.
The University of Oklahoma Student Chapter not only knows how to have fun but they make a difference by donating blood. About 34 members and non-members participated in a blood drive hosted by The Oklahoma Blood Institute at the Rawl Engineering Practice Facility.
The chapter also hosted their cabinet meeting on 26 August, discussing plans and goals for the upcoming year.
Awesome work University of Oklahoma Student Chapter!
Mr. Shashwat Shubham was the guest speaker at the UPES student chapter forum. An alumni of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Mr. Shubham Is currently working as a tester/domain at Tata Consultancy Services, in collaboration with Halliburton.
Mr. Shubham gave brief ideas regarding IT Companies in the oil & gas industry while sharing his experiences from working in the field. Mr. Shubham advised that “one needs to have 40-50% core petroleum knowledge to secure a good position in the petroleum field”. He also encouraged students to join IT companies as they offer numerous opportunities for petroleum engineers.
A special inaugural program inducting the new officers for the 2011-2012 academic year was held on 19 August for the SPE Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering Student Chapter. Guest of honor Dr. Nagendra Gandhi, Head Chemical Engineering Department at Anna University Chennai, delivered a speech about job opportunities in the oil and gas industry and research in the E&P sector.
Congratulations to the SPE RGCE Student Chapter new officers!
On Sunday August 28, the SPE Curtin Student Chapter selected their finest athletes to represent their chapter at the Chevron City to Surf 2011 held in Perth, Australia. The Chevron City to Surf is a marathon that can range from 4 km to a full marathon. Eight of the Curtin Student Chapter members participated to raise over $400 for Activ – one of Western Australia’s benefit organizations that provide services and support to people with a developmental disability since 1951.
Also, students at SPE Curtin Student Chapter hosted Thomas Wilson at their university. Mr. Wilson, a reservoir engineer from HESS, shared his experiences in a presentation titled “Life and Experiences in the Petroleum Industry”. Thirty guests became new members of SPE after the presentation! Thomas shared vital tips to excel in the oil and gas industry, as well as his experiences working internationally as a young professional.
Congratulations SPE Curtin Student Chapter on these accomplishments!