UND petroleum engineering graduate student receives travel grant to attend geophysics symposium

UND petroleum engineering graduate student receives travel grant to attend geophysics symposium

Ogochukwu Ozotta, a petroleum engineering doctoral student at the University of North Dakota, was one of 50 students from around the world to be awarded a travel grant from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) to attend the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium earlier this month, part of the organization’s 89th annual meeting, in San Antonio.

Ozotta, from Enugu, Nigeria, also works as a geophysics research assistant at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center.

Competition for the travel grant is highly competitive and focused on the students’ chapter involvement, leadership skills, grades, and recommendations. This grant covers air transportation, lodging, meals, Annual Meeting registration, and participation in a weekend leadership course provided by SEG and Chevron.

The SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) is a collaborative effort between SEG and Chevron focusing on building leadership, teamwork, real world problem solving, and communication skills for 50 SEG student chapter officers. Students who received the travel grant award participated in a two-day leadership program at the annual meeting, along with an address by the SEG president, best practices presentations, professional leadership coaching, team building activities, and networking opportunities.

This year’s student leaders represent 21 countries and 50 university student chapters worldwide.

About the Society of Exploration Geophysicists:

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization committed to connecting the world of applied geophysics. With more than 14,000 members in 114 countries, SEG provides educational and technical resources to the global geosciences community through publications, books, events, forums, professional development courses, young professional programs, and more. Founded in 1930, SEG fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, characterization of near surface, and mitigation of earth hazards.  For more information visit www.seg.org.


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