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SFA geology graduate students receive honorable mention during annual AAPG Imperial Barrel Award competition

April 22, 2016 - University Marketing Communications
Five geology graduate students within Stephen F. Austin State University's College of Sciences and Mathematics received an honorable mention this month during the annual American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Imperial Barrel Award. "Their performance was excellent, and the team received honorable mention from a very distinguished group of judges," said Dr. Wesley Brown, professor and chair of the Department of Geology. The SFA graduate students, from left, Ryan Silberstorf, Robert Schoen, Cole Hendrickson, Jonathan Woodard and Jensen Angelloz, competed against teams from universities in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. The AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Program is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world, according to the organization's website. University teams compete to win scholarship funds for their geoscience department and the international recognition that comes from competing or winning in the competition. The program is rigorous and contributes to AAPG's mission of promoting petroleum geoscience training and advancing the careers of geoscience students.