SEG Student Chapter Excellence Program

The Best Student Chapter and the Most Improved Chapter winners will be announced at the SEG International Exposition and 89th Annual Meeting

The Student Chapter Excellence Program recognizes existing SEG Student Chapters for their engagement.

Congratulations to our 2018 Best Student Chapter, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Geophysical Society in Kyiv, Ukraine!

For your opportunity to win the 2019 SEG Best Student Chapter Award, complete the Student Chapter Report and Best Student Chapter Application between 1 January and 31 March at seg.org/apply.

Only the Student Chapter Reports with applications submitted by 31 March 2019 will be considered for the "Best Student Chapter Award", a $5,000 travel grant for the winning Faculty Advisor and one student member to attend the SEG 2019 Annual Meeting.

Every Student Chapter must submit a Student Chapter Report to remain active and qualify for Base level. The information provided in the Student Chapter Report and the Best Student Chapter Application will be used to determine the 2019 Student Chapter ranking (Ridge, Summit, and Best). All submitted activities must have taken place between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018. Reports submitted after the deadline will automatically be awarded base level.

Student Chapters who do not submit the Student Chapter Report will be placed on inactive status. Once placed on inactive status, the Chapter will no longer receive The Leading Edge magazine and student opportunity to be selected for SEG travel grants will also be reduced.

Download Student Chapter Handbook (PDF)

List of Summit-level Student Chapters for 2019

Universidad Nacional de La Plata Geophysical Society, Argentina

Student Geoscientific Society Berlin & Potsdam, Germany

AGH University of Science and Technology Geophysical Society, Poland

Instituto Superior Tecnico Geophysical Society, Portugal

University of Bucharest SEG Student Section, Romania

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Geophysical Society, Ukraine

University of Oklahoma Geophysical Society, Oklahoma, United States of America

Texas A&M University Geophysical Society, Texas, United States of America

University of Houston Geophysical Society-SEG Wavelets, Texas, United States of America

Universidad Simon Bolivar Geophysical Society, Venezuela

List of Ridge-level Student Chapters for 2019

Azerbaijan State Oil and Industrial University SEG Student Chapter, Azerbaijan

University of Dhaka Geophysical Society, Bangladesh

University of Calgary Geophysical Society, Canada

University of Western Ontario Geophysical Society, Canada

Peking University Geophysical Society, China

Ain Shams University Geophysical Society, Egypt

Kurukshetra University Geophysical Society, India

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Geophysical Society, India

Gadjah Mada University Geophysical Society, Indonesia

Institute Technology of Bandung Geophysical Society, Indonesia

Pembangunan Nasional University SEG Student Chapter, Indonesia

University of Lampung Geophysical Society, Indonesia

Kyoto University Geophysical Society, Japan

Delft University of Technology Geophysical Society, Netherlands

Uppsala University Geophysical Society. Sweden

Prince of Songkla University Geophysical Society, Thailand

University of Edinburgh Geophysical Society, United Kingdom

Boise State University SEG Student Chapter. Idaho, United States of America

University of North Dakota SEG Student Chapter, North Dakota, United States of America

University of Texas of the Permian Basin Student Chapter, Texas, United States of America

How your Chapter is ranked

  • Student Chapter officer/member roster (Required for all active SEG Student Chapters)
  • Participate in SEG student programs or activities
  • Volunteer for SEG
  • Chapter outreach
  • Collaborate with other Chapters or universities
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Faculty Advisor summary
  1. Student chapter officer/member roster (Required for all active SEG Student Chapters)
    This section is worth 10 points!
    This is the minimum requirement for the Chapter to remain active. A Chapter who does not complete this section will be placed on inactive status.
  2. Participate in SEG student programs
    This section is worth 20 points!
    Events to consider are Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS), donating to the SEG Foundation, Exxon Mobil Student Education Program (SEP), Honorary/DISC Lecturers, participation in SEG conferences, SEG Field Camps, SEG professional development courses, SEG Scholarships, Technical Program Travel Grants (TPTG), etc.
  3. Volunteer for SEG
    This section is worth 20 points!
    Volunteering activities to consider are serving on an SEG board or committee, volunteering at an SEG-sponsored conference, editing the SEG Wiki, etc.
  4. Chapter outreach
    This section is worth 20 points!
    Consider an activity where the Chapter led an outreach event to a high school or another group in the community or submit a "How-To..." document which describes how other Chapters can set up an outreach activity of their own.
  5. Collaborate with other Chapters or universities
    This section is worth 10 points!
    Write about the most significant activity where the Chapter has collaborated with another SEG Student Chapter or another university.
    If no collaboration activities were realized, instead submit a "How-To..." document which describes how other Chapters can set up a collaboration program.
  6. Co-curricular activities
    This section is worth 10 points!
    List an activity where the Chapter organized an event for Chapter members where the activity provided social interaction and exchange of ideas between all levels of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. Or, where the Chapter established a relationship with local industry.
    The chapter may also submit a "How-To..." document which describes how other Chapters can set up a program which promotes this interaction.
  7. Faculty Advisor summary
    This section is worth 10 points!
    The Faculty Advisor will complete his/her comments on the status of the Chapter to demonstrate he/she is involved and aware of Chapter activities.

For more information about the Student Chapter Excellence Program contact studentchapters@seg.org .

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