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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 local contest took place on January 28, 2023. A run-off competition held the next Saturday, February 4, determined our top division winners. Please check back here in late fall, 2023 to find out the upcoming dates for the 2024 competition.

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

Find out how our students placed in local, regional, or international student paper contests by using this link: February 2023 - division 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.

Current Sponsors