Ramona Graves, SPE’s Director for Academia, was honored at the first Oil and Gas Investor event honoring women in the industry. Graves, who is dean of the College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering and a petroleum engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines, received the Pinnacle Award for lifetime achievement and contributions to the industry. Judah, who has carved out a distinguished career at Chevron, was named one of the “25 Influential Women in Energy.” Graves has an extensive background in multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, rock mechanics, environmental issues in petroleum development and production, and high-power-laser-rock-fluid interaction. She has taught industry short courses on these topics throughout the US, South America, Australia, Russia, the Far East, and Europe. She is a Distinguished Member of SPE and has served on SPE’s Academic Advisory Committee.