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Istanbul Technical University hosts Enrollment Day

Istanbul Technical University hosted an Enrollment Day event for incoming freshmen students highlighting I-Tech’s activities . Bilal Kurt, president, started the presentation explaining about SPE and its benefits. He then explained how the student chapter system is working and what I-Tech has achieved so far. The event was attended by 50 guests and 8 members.

King Saud University is October's Chapter of the Month

saud-100x481The student chapter of the month is King Saud University. During the last year, King Saud University has hosted a membership campaign that resulted in 650+ members. They also organized field trips, visited the Disabled Children’s Association, and represented in Geo 2008 in Bahrain among other events.

King Saud University is October’s Chapter of the Month

saud-100x481The student chapter of the month is King Saud University. During the last year, King Saud University has hosted a membership campaign that resulted in 650+ members. They also organized field trips, visited the Disabled Children’s Association, and represented in Geo 2008 in Bahrain among other events.

Texas A&M University Student Chapter to host fundraiser

WHO: Texas A&M University Student Chapter
WHAT: 2008 Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraiser Event
WHEN: 9 a.m October 25, 2008
WHERE: Gunsmoke Shooting Range; Snook, TX
WHY: Your organization will help fund the SPE Texas A&M Student Chapter to cover expenses acquired throughout the school year.

Application Deadline is Wednesday, 23 August. For more information, contact garrett.martin@pe.tamu.edu or kory.izard@pe.tamu.edu. For more information about the shooting range, visit their website.

Texas A&M University Student Chapter to host fundraiser

WHO: Texas A&M University Student Chapter
WHAT: 2008 Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraiser Event
WHEN: 9 a.m October 25, 2008
WHERE: Gunsmoke Shooting Range; Snook, TX
WHY: Your organization will help fund the SPE Texas A&M Student Chapter to cover expenses acquired throughout the school year.

Application Deadline is Wednesday, 23 August. For more information, contact garrett.martin@pe.tamu.edu or kory.izard@pe.tamu.edu. For more information about the shooting range, visit their website.

Technical conference draws large crowd

Students and faculty from 17 SPE Student Chapters attended the SPE Students’ Technical Conference and Exhibition, 26-28 June, hosted by the Petroleum Training Institute. More than 290 attended technical sessions and (pictured) demonstrations of oil field equipment such as this drilling rig.

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Karachi Chapter hosts mud logging class

karachi_thumbnailThe University of Karachi SPE Student Chapter held a course on Mud Logging, Coring & Well Testing Techniques, 28 June. The course was attended by 77  SPE Student members, 22 guests, and several faculty members and professionals. Certificates and gifts were presented to the course coordinator, instructor, and the volunteers who helped organize the event.

SPE announces new student chapters

Congratulations to the newest student chapters just approved!

Anambra State University, ULI
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Covenant University, Nigeria
Kyoto University, Japan
Novosibirsk State University, Russia
University of Vila Velha, Brazil
University of Oslo, Norway

Maritime Academy hosts E-program for school children

Isaac Opoku, president of the SPE Reginal Maritime Academy Student Chapter, put on an environmental program for children in the DA school in Prampram, Ghana. Opoku identified various energy sources, how some contribute to global warming, and how children can work to conserve resources and protect the environment. The program is part of the chapter’s on-going outreach efforts.

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