Montana Tech student awarded 2019 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium travel grant

Montana Tech student awarded 2019 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium travel grant


Marihelen HeldFifty university student leaders from around the world were awarded an SEG travel grant to attend the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium, 14–15 September 2019 at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists 89th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Among them was Marihelen Held of Montana Tech.

Competition for the travel grant is highly competitive and focused on the students’ chapter involvement, leadership skills, grades, and recommendations. This grant covers air transportation, lodging, meals, Annual Meeting registration, and participation in a weekend leadership course provided by SEG and Chevron.

The SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) is a collaborative effort between SEG and Chevron focusing on building leadership, teamwork, real world problem solving, and communication skills for 50 SEG student chapter officers. The awarded students of the SLS travel grant award will participate in a two-day leadership program, taking place at the SEG Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Students enjoy an address by the SEG President, best practices presentations, professional leadership coaching, team building activities, and networking opportunities with the SEG Executive Committee and Chevron personnel. Students will enjoy the rest of the week exploring all the venues of the International Exposition and Annual Meeting. SEG congratulates this year’s student leaders representing 21 countries and 50 university student chapters worldwide.

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About SEG

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization committed to connecting the world of applied geophysics. With more than 14,000 members in 114 countries, SEG provides educational and technical resources to the global geosciences community through publications, books, events, forums, professional development courses, young professional programs, and more. Founded in 1930, SEG fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, characterization of near surface, and mitigation of earth hazards. For more information visit