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Awards for CBTH Research



UH IBA team won the Gulf Coast AAPG section in April 2017: Delaney Robinson (PhD), Walter Reed (MS), 
Eric Lunn (PhD, team captain),  Andrew Steier (MS), and Leiser Silva (MS). Eric Lunn and Andrew Steier 
are both CBTH-supported grad students.

UH IBA team won the Gulf Coast AAPG section in April 2017: Delaney Robinson (PhD), Walter Reed (MS), Eric Lunn (PhD, team captain), Andrew Steier (MS), and Leiser Silva (MS). Eric Lunn and Andrew Steier are both CBTH-supported grad students.



  • 2017 - Paul Mann (with co-editor Claudio Bartolini), AAPG Robert H. Dott, Sr., Memorial Award for AAPG Memoir 108: "Petroleum Geology and Potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin” published in 2015.
  • 2017 - Beatrice Serrano-Suarez, 3rd Place Poster Presentation, MS/PhD First Year Category, UH Student Research Day
  • 2017 - Eric Lunn, Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Work in Geology, EAS Department Excellence Fund
  • 2017 - Lucia Torrado, PhD Candidate: 1st Place, AAPG 2017 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2017 - Eric Lunn, PhD candidate and Team Captain, Andrew Steier, team member, UH Imperial Barrel Award Team (team co-advisor: Paul Mann): 1st Place; Gulf Coast Imperial Barrel Award Finals Competition
  • 2017 - Eric Lunn, PhD candidate and Team Captain, Andrew Steier, team member, UH Imperial Barrel Award Team (team co-advisor: Paul Mann): 1st Place; Gulf Coast Imperial Barrel Award Regional Competition
  • 2017 - Emily Stibbe, undergraduate, Honorable mention student poster competition, Industry-Rice Earth Science Symposia (IRESS), Rice University
  • 2017 – Sabrina Martinez, undergraduate, selected for Lunar and Planetary Institute summer intern program, Houston
  • 2016 - Andrew Steier, MS student, selected for ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Course, July 2017
  • 2016 – Shenelle Gomez, undergraduate, Best oral presentation, Tier 1 category (Advanced PhD), Tectonics seminar, spring semester, 2016
  • 2016 – Andrew Steier, MS student, Best oral presentation, Tier 2 category (Advanced MS, beginning PhD), Tectonics seminar, spring semester, 2016
  • 2016 – Sabrina Martinez, undergraduate, Best oral presentation, Tier 3 category (Undergraduate), Tectonics seminar, spring semester, 2016.
  • 2016 - Joan Blanco (PhD candidate), Third place (with UH team member Alexandre Silva), SEG Challenge Bowl World Finals, SEG annual meeting, Dallas, October 17, 2016
  • 2016 - Andrew Steier, MS candidate, 1st place student poster competition, 15th Houston Geological Society/Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, Africa 2016 Conference
  • 2016 - Rasheed Ajala, undergraduate, 2nd place student poster competition, 15th Houston Geological Society/Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, Africa 2016 Conference
  • 2016 - Kyle Reuber, PhD candidate, 3rd place student poster competition, 15th Houston Geological Society/Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, Africa 2016 Conference
  • 2016 - Rasheed Ajala, Undergrad, Tectonophysics travel grant, American Geophysical Union, Fall meeting
  • 2016 - Eric Lunn, PhD candidate, Houston Endowment Recruitment Fellowship
  • 2016 - Rasheed Ajala, Undergrad: Mack Gipson Scholarship Award, National Association of Black Geologists
  • 2016 - Shenelle Gomez, PhD Candidate: 2nd Place, AAPG 2016 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2016 - Luis Carlos Carvajal, PhD Candidate: 3rd Place, AAPG 2016 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2016 - Rasheed Ajala, Undergrad, Anadarko/SEG Scholarship, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • 2016 - Sabrina Martinez, Undergrad, Marathon Oil Geosciences Scholarship, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • 2016 - Rasheed Ajala, Undergrad, UH Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) for fall semester, 2016
  • 2016 - Pin Lin, PhD Candidate: AAPG Foundation 2016 Grant-In-Aid
  • 2016 - Pin Lin, Marathon Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Work in Geology
  • 2016 - Lucia Torrado, Marathon Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Work in Geology
  • 2016 - Sabrina Martinez, undergrad, UH Geology Field Camp Scholarship (Shell)
  • 2016 - Callum Byers, Undergrad, UH Geology Field Camp Scholarship (Shell)
  • 2016 - Rasheed Ajala, Undergrad, UH Geophysics Field Camp Scholarship (Leslie and Alan Wong)
  • 2016 - Andrew Steier, Undergrad, John O’Leary Outstanding Junior (Chevron)
  • 2016 - Matthew Copley, Undergrad, Honorable Mention Undergraduate Category, UH Student Research Day
  • 2016 - Andrew Steier, Undergrad, Honorable Mention Undergraduate Category, UH Student Research Day
  • 2016 - David Lankford-Bravo, Undergrad, Honorable Mention, Undergraduate Category, UH Student Research Day
  • 2016 - Pin Lin, 2nd Place Poster Presentation, MS/PhD First Year Category, UH Student Research Day
  • 2016 - Kyle Reuber, 3rd Place Poster Presentation, PhD Advanced Category, UH Student Research Day
  • 2016 - Shenelle Gomez, PhD candidate and Team Captain, UH Imperial Barrel Award Team (team co-advisor: Paul Mann): 2nd Place; Gulf Coast Imperial Barrel Award Regional Competition
  • 2015 - Sabrina Martinez, undergrad, selected for ExxonMobil Guadalupe Mountains Field Course, April 2016
  • 2015 - Derek Scott, undergrad, undergraduate thesis approved and graduated with honors, December 2015
  • 2015 - Sabrina Martinez, undergrad, UH Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  • 2015 - Luis Carlos Carvajal, PhD candidate, 1st place, Best oral presentation, fall tectonics seminar
  • 2015 – Callum Byers, undergraduate, 1st place, Tier 1 category (undergraduates), Houston Geological Society and University of Houston Robert E. Sheriff lecture series and student poster competition
  • 2015 – Zachary Martindale, PhD student, 1st place, Tier 2 category (advanced MS/beginning PhD), Houston Geological Society and University of Houston Robert E. Sheriff lecture series and student poster competition
  • 2015 - Andrew Steier BS Candidate: Outstanding Poster Award, Student Poster Competition, UH Undergraduate Research Day
  • 2015 - Luis Carlos Carvajal, PhD Candidate: 3rd Place (tie), Annual Gulf Coast Assoc. Geological Societies, Student Poster Competition
  • 2015 - Steve Leslie, PhD Candidate: 2nd Place, AAPG 2015 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2015 - Joan Blanco, PhD candidate, BP Scholar for Outstanding Graduate Work in Geosciences 1st place, Sheriff student poster competition (undergrads and first year MS category)
  • 2015 - David Lankford-Bravo, undergrad, UH Geology Field Camp Scholarship
  • 2015 - Sarah Daily, undergrad, UH Geology Field Camp Scholarship
  • 2015 - Derek Scott, undergrad, UH Geology Field Camp Scholarship
  • 2015 - Sabrina Martinez, undergrad, UH Academic Excellence Scholarship in Geoscience
  • 2015 - Derek Scott, First place, UH Research Day, Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
  • 2015 - Sarah Dailey, Second place, UH Research Day, Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
  • 2015 - David Lankford-Bravo, Honorable mention, UH Research Day, Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
  • 2015 - Lucia Torrado, Honorable mention (tie), UH Research Day, Beginning Graduate Student Poster Presentation
  • 2015 - Patrick Loureiro, Honorable mention (tie), UH Research Day, Beginning Graduate Student Poster Presentation
  • 2015 – Derek Scott, undergrad, 1st place, Best oral presentation, spring tectonics seminar
  • 2015 – Lucia Torrado, PhD candidate, 3rd place, Best oral presentation, spring tectonics seminar
  • 2014 - Shenelle Gomez, PhD candidate, 1st place, Sheriff student poster competition (undergrads and first year MS category)
  • 2014 - Shenelle Gomez, PhD candidate, University of Houston Presidential Cullen and Stella Ehrhardt Fellowship (2015-16)
  • 2014 - Patrick Loureiro, PhD candidate, 1st place student poster competition, 13th Houston Geological Society/Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, Africa 2014 Conference
  • 2014 - Naila Dowla, PhD candidate, 2nd place student poster competition, 13th Houston Geological Society/Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, Africa 2014 Conference
  • 2014 - Derek Scott, undergraduate, 3rd place student poster competition, 13th Houston Geological Society/Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, Africa 2014 Conference
  • 2014 - Tricia Alvarez, PhD candidate, 3rd place student oral presentation, AAPG ACE Meeting
  • 2014 – Luis Carlos Carvajal, PhD candidate, 2nd place poster competition, UH research day.
  • 2014 – Patrick Loureiro, MS candidate, 2nd place poster competition, UH research day
  • 2014 – Ian Ambrosius, undergraduate, J. Brian Eby Outstanding Senior Award
  • 2014 - Ian Ambrosius, undergraduate, Jane Bartush Geology Field Camp Scholarship
  • 2014 – Joan Blanco, Milton B. Dobrin Scholarship for Outstanding Student in Geophysics
  • 2014 – Bryan Ott, Hess Corporation Scholarship for Outstanding Student in Geology
  • 2014 – Marie de los Santos, undergraduate, L. Austin Weeks AAPG undergraduate award
  • 2014 – Marie de los Santos, undergraduate, 1st place, Tier 1 category (undergraduates), Houston Geological Society and University of Houston Robert E. Sheriff lecture series and student poster competition
  • 2014 – Javier Sanchez, PhD candidate, 1st place, Best oral presentation, spring tectonics seminar
  • 2014 – Kyle Reuber, PhD candidate, 2nd place, Best oral presentation, spring tectonics seminar
  • 2014 – Stephen Leslie, PhD candidate, 3rd place, Best oral presentation, spring tectonics seminar
  • 2014 - Bryan Ott, PhD Candidate: 3rd Place, AAPG 2014 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2014 - Javier Sanchez, PhD Candidate: 4th Place, AAPG 2014 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2014 - Carolina Mejia, MS Candidate: AAPG Foundation 2014 Grant-In-Aid
  • 2014 - University of Houston Imperial Barrel Award Team (co-advisor: Paul Mann): 3rd Place; Gulf Coast Imperial Barrel Award Regional Competition: http://iba.aapg.org/section_gulfcoast.cfm
  • 2014 - Joan Blanco (PhD candidate), Second place (with UH team member Azie Aziz), SEG Gulf Coast regional challenge bowl competition, March 11, 2014.
  • 2014 - Marie de los Santos, undergraduate, Houston Geological Society Outstanding Student Award
  • 2014 - Bryan Ott, PhD Candidate: 3rd Place (tie), GCSSEPM Poster Contest
  • 2014 - Karilys Castillo, MS Candidate: 3rd Place (tie), GCSSEPM Poster Contest
  • 2014 - Marie de los Santos, Undergrad: Honorable Mention, GCSSEPM Poster Contest
  • 2013 - Karilys Castillo, MS Candidate: Top Ten Poster Award, AAPG ICE Meeting, Cartagena, Colombia
  • 2013 - Lucia Torrado, MS Candidate: Top Ten Poster Award, AAPG ICE Meeting, Cartagena, Colombia
  • 2013 - Bryan Ott, PhD Candidate: 1st Place, AAPG 2013 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2013 - Luis Carlos Carvajal, MS Candidate: 2nd Place, AAPG 2013 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2013 - Lucia Torrado, MS Candidate: 3rd Place, AAPG 2013 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2013 - Johnathon Osmond, undergraduate, Houston Geological Society Outstanding Student Award
  • 2013 - Kyle Reuber, PhD Candidate, and the UH Imperial Barrel Award Team (co-advisor: Paul Mann): 3rd Place; Gulf Coast Imperial Barrel Award Regional Competition http://www.geosc.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2013/0424_aapgAward.php
  • 2013 – Rocio Bernal, PhD candidate, 1st place poster competition, UH research day; Bryan Ott, 2nd place poster competition, UH research day.
  • 2012 – Rocio Bernal, PhD candidate, 1st place, Tier 3 category (advanced graduate students), Houston Geological Society and University of Houston Robert E. Sheriff lecture series and student poster competition
  • 2012 - Javier Sanchez, PhD Candidate: 1st Place, Post-Graduate Category; Midland Valley's 2012 Student Structural Competition
  • 2012 - Bryan Ott, MS Candidate, and the UH Imperial Barrel Award Team (co-advisor: Paul Mann): 3rd Place; Gulf Coast Imperial Barrel Award Regional Competition: http://www.geosc.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2012/0403_ibaCompetition.php
  • June 2011 - CBTH Project Moves from UT Austin to University of Houston
  • 2011- Henry Campos, MS Graduate: 1st Place, AAPG 2011 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2011 - Rocio Bernal, PhD Candidate: 3rd Place, AAPG 2011 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2010 - Paul Mann: Circle of Excellence Award, UT Institute for Geophysics
  • 2009 - Tricia Alvarez, PhD Candidate: 3rd Place, AAPG 2009 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2008 - David Contreras, MS Graduate: 1st Place, AAPG 2008 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition
  • 2008 - Alejandro Escalona, Principal Investigator: J.C. "Cam" Sproule Award for young authors on petroleum geology, AAPG
  • 2008 - Xiangyun Jiang, Postdoctoral Researcher: Award of Excellence, "Top 10" Presentation, AAPG 2008 Annual Meeting
  • 2008 - Paul Mann, Principal Investigator: Outstanding Research Award, University of Texas Austin
  • 2008 - Paul Mann, Principal Investigator: Leiv Eiriksson fellowship, Norwegian Research Council
  • 2006 - Paul Mann, Principal Investigator: Joseph C. Walter Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin


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