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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

A huge shout of thanks goes out to all those who volunteered and sponsored the 2024 local competition. You have had a tremendous impact on our students and we are deeply grateful!

Contest Dates

The 2025 dates for the next Joe B. Foster '56 student paper contest have not been assigned. While the contest is normally held the last Saturday in January and the first Saturday in February, please check back in October 2024 for the specific dates.

Contest Objective

The local 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

Find out how our students placed in recent local, regional, or international student paper contests by using this link: February 2024 - Local winners

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.

2024 Joe B. Foster '56 student paper contest sponsors