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AAPG President's Talk

Pushing Hubbert's Curve

2013 Photo Competition Winners

Photo Competition: CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!

Undergrad Category (Field Geology)

First placeFirst Place: Kamile Rudaviciute
Interbedded red sandstones associated with Tethys Ocean sediments found in the Indus-Tsango Suture zone, which have been folded vertically during the collision between the Indian plate, the Kohistan-Ladakh arc and the Tibetan block to the East.(22/08/2013)

 

 

 

 

 

Second placeSecond Place: Owain Roberts
In the Parque Nacional Natural El Cocuy, the stresses of the Andean mountain building are clearly displayed, with beds faulted, fractured and with differing orientations. 4,500m. Department of Boyaca, Colombia. 07/07/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Grad Category (Field Geology)

First PlaceFirst Place: Sergio Esperancinha
Paradox Basin, Moab, Utah, USA.  Panoramic view across Colorado River towards the north from the Moab Rim Trail viewpoint. From this viewpoint it is possible to see the Moab/Spanish valley, one of the major salt structures in the Paradox fold and fault belt (Doelling, 1988). This valley is a good example of an eroded salt anticline, but on the contrary of what would be the expected draining direction of the river (parallel to the salt valley direction), here the Colorado River cross-cuts the valley.  This was the “paradox” noticed by the early explorers of the region and hence the name of the Paradox Formation and Basin.

Second placeSecond Place: Liyana Rafiuddin
Scenic "Red Canyon"-- sandstone formations exposed as a result of the Wind River Range uplift & erosion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Grad Category (Social Geology)

First placeFirst Place: Lisa Ashari
A demonstration of seismic waves on the 3rd year Morocco field trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second placeSecond Place: Arka Sarkar & Chloe Kirkpatrick
Evolution of a geologist, Gorges du Tarn, Massif Central with St Guiral granodiorite visible in the background.

AAPG and the Student Chapters

Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has been a pillar of the world-wide scientific community. The original purpose of AAPG, to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today. Currently the world's largest professional geological society with over 30,000 members, AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public. The Association is guided by officers and a House of Delegates elected annually. The organization's programs are administered by an Executive Director and staff located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Student Chapter Program of AAPG is made up of collegiate groups of geoscience students and one of the world's foremost co-educational programs within the geoscience sector with over 145 chapters. It provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serves as a focal point for developing a feeling of professionalism through meeting industry representatives.

Why you should join

Benefits of joining the AAPG as a student member include subscriptions to the AAPG Bulletin, and the Explorer; discounts on publications, courses, and conferences; and an online database of student resumés. Perhaps most importantly it’s FREE with membership fees being covered by industry sponsorship.

How to join

Membership is free! To become a member, fill in the online application form at http://students.aapg.org and send it to AAPG and to aapg@imperial.ac.uk.

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