Ten Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE) students (Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors) representing the SFU American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) student section attended an AADE luncheon in Washington, PA on February 7th. Four PNGE students (Jay Hardy, Ian Gabig, Gabriel Quintero, Guofang Zheng) participated in the College Drill Bowl Competition against teams from Marietta, PSU, and WVU. After an intense competition of answering lots of drilling engineering related questions, the SFU student section won second place in the competition earning a $2000 prize.
“The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering students had a blast! I’m so proud of them,” says Dr. Qin He, Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, also the faculty advisor of SFU AADE student section. “It was a close competition and the students just nearly missed coming in first. They have definitely impressed the industry people at the luncheon, especially the ones who never heard about PNGE program at Saint Francis University. We want to thank the AADE Appalachian Basin Chapter for organizing this great event, the students had a great opportunity to show what they have learned and enjoyed networking with everyone there.”
Back row (from left to right):
Jay Hardy (Sophomore), Gabriel Quintero (Junior), Jacob Wyland (Sophomore), Desmend Phillips (Junior), Geno Lauder(Sophomore), Ian Gabig (Sophomore), Luke Minsky (Freshman)
Front Row (from left to right):
Guofang (Frank) Zheng (Junior), Nick Serbin(Freshman), Dr. Qin He (Assistant Professor), Teresa Reid (Sophomore)
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering