Among 192 universities around the world, WKU was one of 12 universities that advanced to the international finals held April 1 in Houston, Texas. The event, organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), is an annual global competition to advance the science of geology by analyzing various types of subsurface data to evaluate energy resources.
In addition to the six-day paid trip to Houston, the team won a $2,000 scholarship. The team members are team captain Michael Arthur, a geoscience graduate student from Missoula, Montana; Matthew Bentley, a geoscience graduate student from Garrett; Jesse Boling, an undergraduate geology student from Owensboro; Matt Boudreaux, a geoscience graduate student from Morehead; and Shelby Bowden, a geoscience graduate student from Greenville, South Carolina. The faculty adviser is Dr. Royhan Gani, Associate Professor of Geology in the Department of Geography and Geology. The team is also mentored by Toby Roesler of Stone Energy.
Contact: Royhan Gani, email@example.com