Students from the University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences won the top 3 prizes in the Student Poster Competition at the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) in Houston last month. It was the first time a single university has had that distinction since the awards were first given in 1996.
Henry Campos won first place. The title of his poster was: “Flexurally-Driven Subsidence History of the Llanos Foreland Basin of Colombia: Implications for Hydrocarbon Exploration.”
Kurtus Woolf won second place. The title of his poster was: “Sequence to Architectural Element Framework of the Tuscaloosa Massive Sandstone, Eastern Gulf of Mexico Province, USA.”
Rocio Bernal-Olaya won third place. The title of her poster was: “Lower Magdalena Basin, Colombia: A Forearc Basin Formed Above a Zone of Active, Shallow Subduction.”
Previous University of Texas at Austin students winning first place are Ian Gordon (1996), Julymar Morantes (2006), and David Contreras (2008); with third places from Hugo Castellanos (2006), Hilary Strong (2009), and Tricia Alvarez (2010).
The Best Student Poster Award has been given each year since 1996 at the annual meeting of the AAPG and is funded through an annual contribution from Shell to the AAPG Foundation. A group of judges select the winning student oral paper according to the quality of scientific content and excellence of presentation. These results are compiled by the Student Chapter Committee, and the award is presented by the committee to the student recipient.
AAPG 2011 Annual Convention
For more information on the Jackson School, contact J.B. Bird at firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-232-9623.