2017-2018 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
It is the board of director’s pleasure to announce the 2017-2018 scholarship program. The program aims to attract engineering students that are interested in a career in Petroleum. Our goal is to promote local interest in up and coming talent who will be the future of our industry.
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Distinguished Lecturer Marina Voskanian speaks on Minimizing Risks, Members Awards, USC and CSULB do well, Steve Cheung chosen to be Regional Director
Dear Friends and Members of SPE,
This season’s LASPE events come to a great close with Distinguished Lecturer Marina Voskanian speaking at our June 12th Luncheon. Reflecting back on the last few months, it has been quite a year for the LASPE. Marina will be our fourth Distinguished Lecturer presenting to us. Our Annual Charity Golf Tournament was a huge success, selling out again with everyone having a great time. We also successfully hosted the SPE Western Regional Meeting (WRM) near Disneyland. We had well over 400 people attend the WRM that had impressive exhibits, interesting panel discussions, a wide range of papers, new short courses, and fun networking events.
Led by Scott Hara and Vanessa Perez, this year the LASPE contributed funds and time to local organizations that supported students looking to study science. We partnered with the California Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program at four MESA Day Competitions to touch the lives of over 1,400 High School and Middle School students. The LASPE helped judge and contributed to prizes awarded at the Orange County and Long Beach Science Fairs. The LASPE also awarded six college scholarships to students studying science or engineering related to the energy industry
We had numerous members receive awards this year thanks to their contributions to the SPE and to the industry. Steve Shryock and Scott McGurk were chosen for the Outstanding Engineering Merit Award by the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC). JR Smoyer was awarded the Outstanding Young Engineer Award by OCEC as well. Brian Tran, was honored with the SPE Regional Service Award at the WRM. Francois Florence was chosen for the SPE Regional Drilling Engineer Award. Dr. Donald Paul of USC won the SPE Regional Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Award.
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