Brandon Tripp, SPE, has been awarded a graduate fellowship from the US Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. The award includes USD 10,000 for graduate studies at any institution of the fellowship winner’s choosing. Tripp graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BS in civil engineering. He spent 3 years participating in his school’s Tau Beta Pi chapter, serving as chapter president for 2 years. He also participated in his school’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter, serving as president and vice president during his 3-year tenure. Tripp completed several co-op and internship programs during his undergraduate years and will be serving in his fifth internship this summer with Aera Energy. At the end of his summer internship, he plans to pursue an MS in petroleum engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.