HGS returns to in-person dinner meetings on February 7, with an incredible Scholarship Night program at the Norris Conference Center, Beltway 8 and I-10. Register as soon as you can to be part of "New Hires- Future Hires- Passing the Baton," a program recognizing award-winning undergraduate and graduate students from many different universities. The night features a panel of five impressive early-career geoscientists (1-5 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry) who will share 5-10 minutes of their experiences on how to get and keep a job and take questions from the student awardees. This talented group of young people will entertain, engage, and inspire us all with their talent and passion for making a difference. Moderating the program will be Fang Lin and Charles Sternbach, co-chairs of Scholarship Night. Mike Erpenbeck, HGS President, will update us on HGS 2022 plans. Please plan on joining HGS and the students in this return to in-person meetings, after a year of zoom virtual meetings. A recording will be made available later on the HGS YouTube channel HGSGeoEducation.
Panelists include Dr. Claire Bailey (ExxonMobil). She is currently on an operations and development team in the Permian Basin. She graduated the University of Texas-El Paso in 2019. Also, meet Libby Storer (Shell) who has experience at several major oil companies and currently works as a geophysicist in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. She graduated the University of Houston in 2017. Eric Peavey has recently started at Chevron and completed his Ph.D. at Texas A&M in 2022. Nathan Tinker (Hilcorp) has been working since 2016 on several US plays. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Luciana Tinker (ExxonMobil) has experience as a geoscientist in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Brazil Salt Basins. She is married to Nathan Tinker and graduated from Texas A&M in 2017.
Scholarship Night is meant to be a forum for outstanding geoscience students (including both oil and gas and environmental geoscientists) to gather at a dinner, meet each other and accept award recognition from the HGS Scholarship funds along with financial support for their tuition requirements. One source of financial assistance is the Calvert Memorial Scholarship chaired by Jeff Lund, which awards money to graduate students. The second fund is the Foundation Trustees, chaired by Joe Lynch, which awards cash to undergraduate students.
Please plan on joining HGS and the students in this return to in-person meetings, after a year of zoom virtual meetings. A recording will be made available later on the HGS YouTube channel HGSGeoEducation. Sponsorship is available in at different levels starting at $500. The upper levels include complimentary tickets and drink tickets. To register and sponsor go to the HGS website calendar https://www.hgs.org/civicrm/event/info?id=2304, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.