2017 SPE Outstanding Student Chapter Award Winners Announced

Thirty-seven SPE student chapters across the world have won the 2017 Outstanding Student Chapter Award. The award recognizes chapters whose programs, activities, and levels of participation distinguish them from other chapters. Scoring assigns weightages of 30% each for industry engagement and operations planning, 15% each for community involvement and innovation, and 10% for professional development.

2017 Winners
AGH University of Science and Technology
Al Habeeb College of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad
Almetyevsk State Oil Institute
American University In Cairo
British University
Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering
Escuela Militar de Ingeniería Santa Cruz 
Federal University of Technology
Florida State University 
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) 
International University of East Africa 
Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University 
Montanuniversität Leoben 
Moscow State University 
New Mexico Tech 
Niger Delta University
Nnamdi Azikiwe University 
Oklahoma State University 
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University 
Pennsylvania State University 
Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering 
Suez University 
Sultan Qaboos
Texas A&M University 
Texas A&M - Qatar 
Ufa State Petroleum Technological University 
Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Universidade de São Paulo
Universidade Federal do Ceará 
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo 
Universitatea "Petrol-Gaze" PloieČ™ti 
University of Oklahoma
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
University of Technology and Management
University of Western Australia
Vrije University Amsterdam (VU)
Zhangyr Khan West Kazakstan Agrarian Technical University

The award will be presented to winning chapters during the Student Awards Luncheon at the 2017 SPE ATCE to be held 9–11 October in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, 38 student chapters were awarded the Gold Standard Designations for accomplishing an admirable level of activity. A Gold Standard certificate will be emailed to the designated chapters.

According to the 2017 SPE Fact Sheet, SPE student membership includes more than 73,000 students and 368 student chapters. Each chapter is sponsored by an SPE section. To learn more about SPE student chapters and the awards, click here.