Geophysics Student Wins SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Grant

Two-Day Focused Leadership Program Will Occur at SEG Annual Meeting in Denver

Geophysics student, Long Huang in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, won the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium Travel Grant.

Long served as president of the SEG Wavelets for 2013-2014. The SEG Wavelets are the student chapter of the SEG at University of Houston.

Every year, SEG selects 50 student leaders from student chapters all over the world to attend the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium, a two-day focused leadership program.

This focused program of leadership skills development will include an address by the SEG President, best practice presentations from selected student chapters, professional leadership coaching, an organized team building activity, and a strategic problem solving session with the SEG Executive Committee. The 2014 SLS will be held October 25-26 at the SEG Annual Meeting in Denver.

Long is excited about this travel grant and the leadership program.

“This is not only a reward for me, but also recognition of all the Wavelets officers and faculty advisors,” Long said. “We have been hosting a series of events to help students connect closely with industry, learn about the latest technical development and contribute to our community by volunteering. We would not have made it without the strong support from our faculty advisors, Dr. Castagna and Dr. Stewart. Dr. Mann and the EAS department also helped us organize and promote our events.”

The 2013-2014 Wavelets officers included Long Huang, Yue Du, Fang Yuan, Eray Kocel, Azie Aziz, Yanet Cuddus, Riddhi Dave and Jiannan Wang. They have successfully completed their terms of service.

The new officers are looking forward to achieving more. New Wavelets president, Oyintari Aboro, and his team have started preparing their events for the upcoming semester. “We are working really well as a team,” Oyintari said.