Student Paper Contest - 2018

The Texas A&M University Petroleum Engineering Department’s 2018 Student Paper Contest (SPC) will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Sponsor information

2018 sponsors

We are looking for individuals or companies to sponsor our Student Paper Contest.

Sponsorship Levels                                                 

  • Diamond - $10,000
  • Platinum - $5,000-$9,999
  • Gold - $2,500-$4,999
  • Silver - $1,000-$2,499
  • Bronze - $25-$999

Sponsorship money is used for:

  • student financial grants
  • costs associated with running the contest (i.e., food, equipment, paper supplies, travel, etc.)

If you are interested in sponsoring the contest, contact Kathy Beladi at

Judge information

If you wish to judge the 2018 contest, read the qualifications below. Our sign-ups are underwayFeel free to share this information with others in your company!

  • We need approximately 130 Undergraduate level, 25 MS level and 25 PhD level judges.
  • Judges must hold at least a BS degree to judge the Undergraduate level, an MS degree to judge the MS level, and a PhD degree to judge the PhD level.
  • Judges may be from other engineering disciplines (or a closely related field) and need not be a TAMU former student.
  • The contest is an ALL DAY event beginning at 8:00 AM with a 30-40-minute orientation session and lasting until approximately 5:00 PM.
  • Student presentations will begin at 9:00 AM.
  • We provide a continental breakfast and a lunch.
  • We will host an awards ceremony following the conclusion of the contest (place TBD). All judges, moderators and students are invited to attend.

Student information

Student Rules

Presentation Template