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seated assembly of industry judges and moderators listening to presentation before the start of the 2022 Student Paper Contest in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering

Our local student paper contest has a new name as of 2023, thanks to the generosity of the Joe B. Foster '56 family. We are grateful for the contribution and know it will help our students excel.

Contest Dates

The 2023 dates are:

Saturday, January 28 – Main contest with volunteer judges and all participating students

Saturday, February 4 – Run-off contest to determine overall division winners

Contest Objective

The Joe B. Foster '56 student paper contest is a peer-level competition for our junior, senior, and graduate level students, one geared toward assisting them to develop proficiency in presenting technical papers or research projects in an oral and visual form before both their peers and a panel of experts.

Contest Results

October 2022 - international winner

Want to be a Judge?

Please review our Judge Information page for more details on how you can volunteer to judge or moderate future contests.

Wish to Donate?

You can find our sponsor information here.

Current Sponsors