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June 4, 2013

UH Students Recognized for Best Student Poster Presentations at AAPG
Students Earned First, Second and Third Place

Students from the University of Houston’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Winning first, second and third place (from left) were Bryan Ott, Luis Carlos Carvajal and Lucia Torrado. Also pictured is Paul Mann, UH geology professor and thesis supervisor of all three students.
Students from the University of Houston’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences received first, second and third place for best student poster presentations at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition. The convention took place in Pittsburgh, May 19-22.

Out of 122 applications, AAPG selected only 15 student posters for the poster presentation competition. Posters submitted by four UH students were chosen for the competition. All students who were part of the competition received prize money.

UH Students Competing in AAPG Poster Presentation

  • First place: Bryan Ott, Ph.D. Student, $2,000 cash prize, $1,000 for UH AAPG Student ChapterPoster Title: “Crustal Provinces of the Nicaraguan Rise as a Control on Source Rock Distribution and Maturity”
  • Second place: Luis Carlos Carvajal Arenas, Master’s Student, $1,500 cash prize, $750 for UH AAPG Student ChapterPoster Title: “Petroleum Prospectivity of the Southwestern Nicaraguan Rise (Colombian Caribbean) Based on Regional Integration of Seismic and Well Data”
  • Third place: Lucia Torrado, Master’s Student, $1,000 cash prize, $500 for UH AAPG Student ChapterPoster Title: “Fluvial Geomorphology Changes Linked to Tectonic Effects during the Late Eocene -Oligocene in the Northern Llanos Foreland Basin of Colombia”

The students' success was recognized in the AAPG Explorer's June and July issues.

- Kathy Major, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics