ME Student Chapter Dreams Advanced

Progress toward establishing an AAPG student chapter in the Middle East Region took a big step forward recently during the inaugural Geology and Petroleum Industries Day at UAE University in Al Ain.

Hundreds of students stopped by an AAPG booth set up specifically for the event that was staffed by Chris Heine, AAPG Middle East Region vice president, and newly named director of the AAPG Middle East office Abeer Al Zubaidi.

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Progress toward establishing an AAPG student chapter in the Middle East Region took a big step forward recently during the inaugural Geology and Petroleum Industries Day at UAE University in Al Ain.

Hundreds of students stopped by an AAPG booth set up specifically for the event that was staffed by Chris Heine, AAPG Middle East Region vice president, and newly named director of the AAPG Middle East office Abeer Al Zubaidi.

More than 40 students signed membership applicants, and Al Zubaidi said establishing and activating a student chapter there “as soon as possible” was now the goal.

Stopping by the AAPG booth were Donald Bowen, dean of the geology department at UAE University, and Ahmad Murad, also of the geology department and one of the event’s organizers.

Bowen said he was “pleased to know that a student chapter was soon to be formed to accommodate activities and program,” Al Zubaidi said.

The event was created to help geology students have contacts with educational and employment opportunities.