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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

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

Contest Dates

Dates for the Joe B. Foster '56 student paper contest have been assigned. The 2024 main contest will take place on January 27, 2024. The run-off contest will take place on February 3, the next Saturday after the main contest.

Contest Objective

The 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: April 2023 - regional 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.

2023 Joe B. Foster '56 student paper contest sponsors