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Spring Student Expo At OU Is Coming Fast

Industry-Student Meeting Place

Geology students seeking a career in the petroleum industry are about to get a big chance to make a good first impression with potential employers.

The second annual AAPG Spring Student Expo, scheduled for March 15-16 at the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, has added some new attractions for students and companies who want to meet each other.

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Geology students seeking a career in the petroleum industry are about to get a big chance to make a good first impression with potential employers.

The second annual AAPG Spring Student Expo, scheduled for March 15-16 at the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, has added some new attractions for students and companies who want to meet each other.

All three of the new activities are free to Expo students and company participants. They are:

  • AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Roger M. Slatt will be teaching a one-and-a-half-day mini-course March 14 and 15 on "Petroleum Geology of Deepwater (Turbidite) Depositional Systems."
  • A one-day field seminar to the Arbuckle Mountains will be offered by the Oklahoma Geological Survey on March 15.
  • Also on March 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Alan Witten will teach "Computer Graphics for Geophysics," using a "hands-on" approach to MATLAB for 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional display of geological and geophysical data.

The spring student expo is designed to mutually benefit geoscience students interested in energy careers and energy industry representatives seeking interns and full-time employees. It provides the opportunity for students to showcase their work in poster format and to network with industry representatives, who are also invited to promote their company's exploration, development and service activities.

Attending companies will be provided with student resumés and will be able to talk with students during an informal Icebreaker the evening of March 15; during poster sessions and onsite interviews on March 16; and during a Saint Patrick's Day dinner party that will end the expo.

Over 90 students from 29 colleges and universities from 13 states participated in the 2001 inaugural event. An even larger turnout is anticipated in March.

The spring expo, which begins immediately following the AAPG annual meeting in Houston, is scheduled to take advantage of spring break for a number of mid-continent and Gulf Coast universities. Hosts for the AAPG Expo are the University of Oklahoma School of Geology and Geophysics, the Sarkeys Energy Center and the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

Fees are $10 for AAPG Student members and $20 for non-members. Faculty attending in support of students are invited at no fee.

Companies, or others, who wish to participate should contact Sue Crites at OU, telephone — (405) 325-8971; OU Web site — http://geology.ou.edu.

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