Student Items for the AAPG Annual meeting
Expo Agenda (PDF) Expo Flyer (PDF) Additional Information (PDF)
I hope to see many of you there!
AAPG Education email: Nov 2006
The SETI Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2007 REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program in Astrobiology. Undergraduate students in fields such as astronomy, biology, geology, and physics are invited to apply to spend 10 weeks in the San Francisco Bay area working on a scientific research project in the field of astrobiology. Students receive a stipend, travel, and living expenses. Applications are due by February 2, 2007. For more information, visit http://www.seti.org/reu
Flyer about the program
A new Fellowship Program is being launched in the field of Methane Hydrates being administered by the National Research Council for the National Energy Technology Laboratory (Dept. of Energy).
The DOE-led interagency program in Methane Hydrates is looking to support projects that advance our understanding of the occurrence of, geologic controls on, and behavior with time of gas hydrates in the natural environment.
With respect to the energy production potential of gas hydrates, the DOE seeks to add projects that will provide improved tools, methods, and information relative to the remote detection, characterization, and appraisal of production potential of methane hydrates. Projects will be selected that have the greatest potential contribution to the program’s primary goal of enabling the ultimate determination of the potential viability of methane hydrate production. Areas of interest include advanced geophysical data acquisition and interpretation, and engineering studies of potential gas hydrate drilling and production technologies.
With respect to gas hydrates as a part of the global environment, the DOE desires to select projects that provide an improved the understanding of the processes that control the distribution, occurrence, and stability of gas hydrate in marine and permafrost settings. Projects that will be selected will be those with the greatest potential to further elucidate the potential for, and possible environmental impacts of, degassing of naturally-occurring gas hydrate accumulations due to either natural causes or human activity. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) field analyses of methane and water flux rates, ii) advanced geological and climate modeling, iii) development of numerical models that advance understanding of hydrate’s dynamic role in the natural environment, including its interaction with the deep sea floor, the oceans and the atmosphere, including connections to both past and future global climate change.
A description of the new Fellowship Program is also given in the NETL Spring/Summer 2006 Methane Hydrate Newsletter (“Fire in the Ice”) located at:
In addition, a flyer describing the new program (which we posted at the 2006 AGU meeting in San Francisco and had included in their Program and Exhibit Guide) is attached here.
Applications for the Methane Hydrates Fellowships can be completed online as found at our website: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/rap/Application_Information_Links.html
Deadlines for application are every 3 months, with the next deadline date being February 1, 2007. Any help you can provide in disseminating information on this new Fellowship program to interested applicants would be greatly appreciated.
We will be an exhibitor at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition being held April 1-4, 2007 in Long Beach, CA. At that point we will be helping people apply for the application deadline date of May 1, 2007.
Any questions please contact Dr. Eric O. Basques or contact www.national-academies.org/rap