Chevron partnered with UGA to fund geology research assistantships to support the recruitment of elite graduate students studying geophysics and stratigraphy.
“Chevron is proud to support the UGA geology department with a gift of $50,000. We believe that UGA geology students receive an outstanding education in the basic geologic fundamentals required for a successful career in the oil and gas industry and Chevron looks forward to recruiting UGA students to help us meet energy demands around the world.”
Bill Hunter | Manager of University Affairs | Chevron Corp.
Chevron Corp. partnered with UGA’s Department of Geology in fall 2014 to support two research assistantships for geology graduate students. Each assistantship is funded at $21,000 and allows the department to recruit students to study geophysics and stratigraphy.
In addition, Chevron sponsors five geology graduate students to participate in the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition, an annual competition for geoscience graduate students from around the world. Before the competition, the UGA students also travel to Houston to train with Chevron consultants and leverage the company’s equipment and software.
“Funding from Chevron in the form of stipends and IBA team support will allow us to recruit high caliber graduate students to work on research related to energy resources. We face enormous challenges to continue to find and produce sufficient energy to allow society to grow and prosper, and this partnership is certainly a step in the right direction.”
Douglas Crowe | Professor | Head of the UGA Department of Geology
Chevron’s decision to help enhance UGA’s geology department will serve to not only produce higher quality leaders in the oil and gas industry who will help solve some of the world’s great energy challenges, but will also help foster a steadier pipeline of prospective employees for Chevron.
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