Petroleum engineering student receives SPE Star Academic Fellowship

Brian Downey, a distance learning master's student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Photo of Brian Downeywas select­ed to receive the 2012-2013 SPE Star Academic Fellowship for the Eastern North American Region.

Downey is a member of SPE's New York and New England Pe­troleum Section, and said he has been lucky enough to par­ticipate in the eMentor program over the past two years with two great mentors. He lives in New York and hopes to be­come more involved in an SPE Young Professional chapter, once it is more fully established in his area.

Downey is currently an equity research associate for San­ford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC, a Wall Street sell-side research firm. He said he hopes to make it into industry in a strategy, planning and/or financial role.