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PNGE Students Present Research Posters at SPE Meeting

April 13, 2018 Tags: Academics , Research , School of Sciences , University News

Pittsburgh SPE Poster Event PNGESaint Francis University Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering students Zachary Rohland, John Sheesley, and Guofang Zheng presented their research posters at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Pittsburgh Section meeting on Tuesday, April 10th. The meeting was the 2nd Annual Student Research poster presentation and was held in Carnegie, PA. The SFU undergraduates competed alongside graduate students from Penn State University. Zach and John, both seniors, presented part of their research that they have finished for the Senior Project Proposal class working with Dr. Guochang Wang and they are doing now for Senior Capstone Design class working with Drs. Alireza Shahkarami and Guochang Wang.  Zachary Rohland won the 2nd best poster award that came with $1000 check from the SPE Pittsburgh section.

Guofang Zheng Presenting PosterGuofang Zheng, a sophomore PNGE student, presented the results of his research from this spring semester. In his research, he constructed a three-dimensional model to show the structural features of Utica-Point Pleasant Shale formations in Ohio. Utica-Point Pleasant Shale is the active shale oil and shale gas play within the Appalachian Basin. His research will contribute to the understanding of geological features of these formations. Guofang is working with Dr. Guochang Wang in this research.

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The Saint Francis University PNGE program incorporates a Franciscan approach with real world experience as an integral component of learning coupled with a vital liberal arts education. Small size classes and strong relationships with faculty are signature advantages of the learning environments established for undergraduate students at SFU. The department strongly encourages and supports academic and industrial research starting as early as freshman year.

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