First EAS Graduate Student in Norway for UH-University of Stavanger Exchange Program in Petroleum Engineering and Geology
Blog will Chronicle Her Experiences in the Program
Janet Kong, a Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences M.S. student working on Antarctic glacial history with Dr. Julia Wellner, is starting the spring semester as an exchange student in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger.
Kong is the first graduate student from UH to participate in the academic exchange program established in 2012 between UH and the University of Stavanger. A native Houstonian with a 2015 bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of California, Berkeley, her career goal after completing her M.S. degree is to work in the oil industry.
She is contributing a blog of her experiences in Norway.
Three previous EAS graduate students, also working with Dr. Wellner on Antarctic glacial history, participated in a parallel exchange program – a summer, Arctic field geology program between UH and the University Centre of Svalbard, the northernmost higher education institution located at latitude 78 north.
Since 2012, EAS has hosted a series of University of Stavanger graduate students in the exchange program.
The UH exchange program includes all departments and is also attracting interested students from the Department of Petroleum Engineering, especially since Stavanger, a major seaport on the North Sea, is the “oil capital of Norway” and has world-renowned programs in petroleum engineering and petroleum geology.
- Description and History of UH and Norway Exchange Programs
- UH Learning Abroad
- 2016 Blog – Janet Kong’s Experiences at University of Stavanger and Field Program in Svalbard
- 2013 EAS Students Explore Svalbard (article)
- 2013 Blog – EAS Grad Students Jen Campo and Yuribia Munoz in Svalbard
- 2012 UH and University of Stavanger Establish Academic Exchange Program (article)