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WKU geology team participates in 2017 international finals of Imperial Barrel Award

A team of WKU geology students participated in the 2017 finals of the prestigious Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) program.

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.

Read the full story: WKU geology team participates in IBA program’s international finals

Contact: Royhan Gani, royhan.gani@wku.edu

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