Sunday, June 22, 2008

SEG 2008 Annual Report - Geo-Mentoring Committee

The time of year has arrived for our submittal of the Geo-Mentoring Committee Report for the SEG 2008 Annual Report.

The beauty of this report can be its brevity through "linkage(s)" allowing you the reader to directly judge the value of Geo-Mentoring and its richness as shown by "posts" by geophysicists and geoscientists from around the world.

Your review can be as simple as "linking" to http://geo-mentoring.blogspot.com

Enjoy!

For the more traditional, the SEG Geo-Mentoring Committee is a new committee with a mission of MENTORING.  A high priority this year has been to "collaborate" and "communicate" through the internet to effectively reach our global community of geophysicists numbering in the thousands.  Participation in our 'blog' and our program(s), ie. 2008 OTC New Waves for young professionals have been of priority focus (May 2008).

Participation has successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept for our internet strategy.  The robustness of participation has been limited and seems to be related to the "newness" of using a 'blog' in this fashion and the format of the 'blogs' used during this past 8 months.  A shift in ''blog" format to Google was done after the first 6 months.  Clearly more experimentation in formats, etc., is needed.

Participation over the prior 8 months is of good quality and opens the aperture for more ideas for testing new geophysical cybercultural approaches.

It is exciting to see Geo-Mentoring's story unfold through the following participants:

Dunstan Ananyni Nigeria / SEG-ExxonMobil Student Education Program
Dr. Mamadou Sanou Diallo Mauritania / Houston, Texas
Dr. Roel Snieder Colorado School of Mines
Christine Morshedi SEG SSAL Committee - Volunteer / Houston, Texas
Heather King University of Houston
Nkeze Julius University of Buea in Cameroon
Linda Holman Associate Editor, SEG / Tulsa, Oklahoma
Rhonda Duey Sr. Editor, E&P, Harts Energy / Houston, Texas
Jenny Cole SEG Student Affairs Specialist
Dr. Bill Keach University of Utah
Lee Lawyer TOS (from The Other Side) in the TLE (The Leading Edge)
Dr. Gery la Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal / Peru
Anna Shaughnessy SEG Foundation Campaign Cabinet / Houston , Texas
Milos Cvetkovic Geo-Mentor University of Houston
An Advanced Placement Environmental Science Student Oxnard High School, California
Bo Zhao Houston, Texas
Fariz Fahmi Houston, Texas
Vic Lamanuzzi Houston, Texas
Thalbert McGinness Geo-Mentor BP (ret.)
Alan Cohen Geo-Mentor Lafayette, Louisiana
Dean Clark TLE (The Leading Edge) Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dr. Fred Aminzadeh President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicsits (2007-2008)
Bill Barkhouse Geo-Mentor The Woodlands, Texas
Geo-Chat
Geo-Links
Geo-Mentoring Committee "Roster"
Mentee Requests . . . Ideas . . . Action Items
Contest . . . for Geo-Mentoring Photos

Metric: Participation by 24+ in 8 months from 5-6 different countries of origin.

Metric: A live "geo-mentoring" by Milos Cvetkovic to an Advanced Placement Environmental Science
Student in Oxnard, California (December, 2007).

Metric: A significant participation by the Geo-Mentoring Committee at the 2008 OTC New Waves program
mentoring over 500 young professional geologists, geophysicists, and engineers (May 2008).

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to our original SEG Geo-Mentoring Committee (2007-2008), the champions whose
enthusiasm and energy propelled us forward:

Alan J. Cohen University of Louisiana - Lafayette
Milos D. Cvetkovic University of Houston
Rhonda Duey Hart Energy Publications
Gerardo Herbozo P. U. Catolica De Valpariso
R. William Keach II Halliburton/BYU/EGI
L. C. (Lee) Lawyer Leeson Interests
Anna C. Shaughnessy Interpretation**3
Louise Pellerin Green Engineering Inc. and SEG Executive Committee Liaison (2007-2008)

Respectfully submitted by Bill Barkhouse, SEG Chair for Geo-Mentoring Committee (2007-2008), The Woodlands, Texas, June, 2008


2 comments:

tem said...

Just reading Bill's 'review' and sensing the excitement he brings to the table tells me I may just be at the place I was looking for.

Shakir said...

Bill,

Thanks for the great report and your strong effort to reach and mentor many many geophysicists, and other geoscientists. I think the blog is a great to tool to do it. We strongly support you to get the Geo-Mentoring very beneficial among young geoscientist, and the ones will step in the field in the future not only here in the US, but also all over the world.

Sincerely,

Shakir Shamshy
A new committee member