Trevor Swindell (right) accepting the award from our alumni Bryant Fulk (left) (AAPG Student Chapter Committee Chair)
Fresh in from our SDSU AAPG Student Chapter representative Trevor Swindell in Pittsburgh at the AAPG Annual Convention:
The results for the student chapter Youtube competition…
1st place: San Diego State University
Thanks everyone for your support and “likes” for the video, Taylor Carrasco put a lot of work in to producing the video and it has paid off. The video was shown to a crowd of >200 student members and those who play a key role in the student program. This could not be possible without the volunteerism and enthusiastic student participation that we have developed at SDSU. Let’s keep this rolling into the Fall 2013 semester and beyond.
The San Diego State University graduating class of 2013 is filled with future doctors, researchers, academics and artists. With nearly 9,100 degree candidates, Karl Bloor is one of the students whose transformational college experience has led him to an impactful career path.
Karl Bloor, 28, M.S., geology
Karl Bloor is graduating with a master’s in geology and will be accepting a job as a geoscientist for Chevron in Houston in June. As a geoscientist, Bloor will study the physical components of the Earth to provide research and development opportunities for the company.
After moving to the United States with his family at the age of 12, Bloor, a New Zealand native, overcame financial struggles to achieve a better life for him and his family.
Not only did he manage graduate level coursework, he also operated his own construction company. Bloor quickly became a master of life management by balancing his work and a class schedule.
“I want to be able to support my family without the struggles that I grew up with,” said Bloor.
While at SDSU, he excelled as a student leader. He served as president for the student chapter of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, was recognized by Department of Geology faculty and has been selected for several scholarships.
We are currently looking for students interested in being next years AAPG officers and possibly participating in the IBA competition. For president we are looking for a graduate student with some industry experience (IBA or Internship) and we would like to chose this person before the semester ends. As for the rest of the officers we will wait until the Fall semester before appointing those positions.
Congratulation to our SDSU IBA team who competed over the weekend with 5 other Pacific Section AAPG schools. The results:
1. University of Alaska, Fairbanks
2. CSU Long Beach, with 1 member from UC Riverside
3. San Diego State University
The team worked very hard as many of you would have noticed over the past 8 weeks, learning a considerable amount of petroleum geology along the way. This is a great highlight to have on your resume as mentioned by Tony Reid (PS-AAPG president and Occidental Petroleum recruiter). We are looking for next years participants, so if you are looking for an immersive experience in the oil industry and want to work with industry data let us know!
It is that time of year again! We will be BBQing at Kip’s Ranch, Saturday April 27th around noon.
Please join us for a fun afternoon of horse riding, socializing, frisbee throwing, soccer ball kicking, good time. Kip’s signature tri-tip will be the main course but we will have salads, desserts, drinks etc. Feel free to bring something to share.This is a great time to enjoy our amazing Spring weather, and hang out with all of your geology friends. We will be on a ranch so, please wear closed toe shoes!
RSVP with Karl Bloor <email@example.com>, or sign up in the department office.