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PNGE Students win Scholarships from Society of Petroleum Engineers

April 17, 2018 Tags: Academics , STEAM

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering students Annamarie Bolt, Ian Gabig, Shannon Szymusiak, and Guofang (Frank) Zheng each received a $2,500 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Pittsburgh section scholarship. 

SPE Scholarship Recipients

The SPE Pittsburgh Section board announced scholarship funds of $30,000 to be awarded to twelve recipients. Ten of the recipients are general student members whom apply for the scholarship, and two additional scholarships may be awarded to dependents of SPE professional members in the Pittsburgh Petroleum Section.

To be eligible for the general scholarship, the student must meet many requirements, such as being a full-time undergraduate student with GPA above 3.3, a member of SPE, majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering or related engineering program at an institution in Pennsylvania, have a strong background in petroleum related studies and have demonstrated serious commitment to petroleum engineering.

Saint Francis University PNGE students have won this scholarship in the last two years. However, this is the first year receiving four of the ten available student scholarships.

Photo Caption: Students and Professors attending the SPE Pittsburgh event 
(Left to Right) Zach Rohland, research poster; John Sheesley, research poster; Ian Gabig, scholarship; Shannon Szymusiak, scholarship; Annamarie Bolt, scholarship; Dr. Alireza Shahkarami, PNGE Professor; Guofang (Frank) Zheng, scholarship & research poster; Dr. Guochang Wang, PNGE Professor.


About the Program

The Saint Francis University PNGE program helps students develop a wide variety of skills required to be successful in the rapidly growing field of engineering. Students participate in classroom learning, field trips, lab operation, academic and industrial research project activities, leadership in professional student chapters, and more. Small class sizes and strong relationships with faculty are signature advantages of the learning environments established for undergraduate students at SFU.


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