UH Students Excel at Best Student Poster Presentations at AAPG Conference in Houston
EAS Students Earned Third and Fourth Place
Bryan Ott (on right) won third place in the poster presentation competition.Bryan Ott and Javier Sanchez, students from the University of Houston’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, received third and fourth place for best student poster presentations at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition. The convention took place at the George R. Brown conference center in Houston, April 6-9.
Out of the more than 100 applications, AAPG selected only 15 student posters for the poster presentation competition. Two posters submitted by UH Ph.D. students were chosen.
All students who were part of the competition received prize money for themselves and for the student chapter of AAPG at their respective institutions.
Fourth place winner Javier Sanchez (far right) at his poster presentation.Third place: Bryan Ott, “Structural and Gravity Transects of the Colon Mountains-Nicaraguan Rise Orogenic Belt of Honduras and Offshore Nicaragua-Jamaica”
$1,000 cash prize to student, $500 for UH AAPG Wildcatters student chapter
Fourth place: Javier Sanchez, “Regional Transect across the Western Caribbean: Structural Styles and Restoration of Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic Deformation”
$500 cash prize to student, $250 for UH AAPG Wildcatters student chapter
The first place poster went to a student from Colorado School of Mines and second place went to a student from University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
Last year, at the AAPG Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, UH graduate students placed first, second and third, including Ott, who placed first. Ott is the 2013-14 president of the AAPG student chapter at UH.