SEG Student Chapters Establish
Geophysics Tech Fest

More than 30 students from SEG Student Chapters at Oklahoma State University (OSU), the University of Oklahoma (OU), the University of Tulsa (TU), and the University of Arkansas (UA) joined forces and attended the 1st Annual Geophysics Tech Fest, held at the Boone Pickens School of Geology, Noble Research Center at OSU on 21 February 2014.

The event, sponsored by the OSU and OU Student Chapters, kicked off its morning session with a welcome address from Estella Atekwana, Head of the Boone Pickens School of Geology (OSU), who told the students "you are the future" and applauded the Student Chapters for coming together for this event. She was followed by Ron Van Den Bussche, Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences, who said that, "having the event there at OSU is very exciting, and I hope that it is the first of many years to come." After these opening addresses, the students listened to a presentation on the history of seismic drilling and petroleum geology by Dr. Brian Frehner, Associate Professor, History. Next on the agenda was Keynote Speaker Dr. Kurt J. Marfurt from the School of Geology and Geophysics at OU who gave his speech on "Attribute Expression of the Mississippi Lime".

Following Dr. Murfurt's speech, students spent the next few hours engaging in poster presentations, exchanging ideas on research, and networking. With the goal being to broaden their research horizons, more than 20 students brought posters and abstracts to the event, presenting and answering questions on geophysical algorithms and geophysical case studies.

Due to the success of this first event, organizers have decided to hold a second Geophysics Tech Fest on 20 February 2015. For more information on the 2015 event, please contact Iftekhar Alam, OSU Student Chapter President, at iftekhar.alam@okstate.edu.

For more information on SEG University and Student Programs, please visit www.seg.org/students.