May 17th-Education & Career Development for Unemployed Professionals*

Jan 25th-Education & Career Development for Unemployed Professionals
Meeting Location:
GSH Geoscience Center
1790 W Sam Houston Parkway N
Houston, TX  77043




TOPICS and SPEAKERS:

Title: Investing in your future, continuing your education: How can UH help?
Speaker: Dr. Robert Stewart, University of Houston Prof of Geophysics, Cullen Chair in Exploration Geophysics and Director of the Allied Geophysical Laboratories

Biography: Rob received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in math and physics and Ph.D. in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was employed with Chevron’s Oil Field Research Lab, California; ARCO in Dallas; and Veritas Software, Calgary. Rob was Professor of Geophysics at the University of Calgary, held its Chair in Exploration Geophysics, and co-founded the CREWES Project, a university-industry consortium. In 2008, he joined the University of Houston (UH) as Professor of Geophysics, holds the Cullen Chair in Exploration Geophysics, and is Director of the Allied Geophysical Laboratories. He received UH’s Natural Sciences and Mathematics Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 and was presented with UH Provost’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2014. Rob is a licensed geoscientist in Alberta (P. Geo.) and Texas (P.G.). He holds fixed-wing and unmanned aircraft certifications. He has published over 150 articles in geoscience journals and magazines.

Rob was the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ (SEG) Distinguished Educator (presenting courses in 13 countries) and received the SEG Lifetime Membership Award. He also served as President of the Canadian SEG and received its Honorary Membership Award and Medal. He completed service as the 1st Vice President of the Geophysical Society of Houston and 1st Vice President of the SEG. Rob has led geophysical expeditions to NASA’s High Arctic Haughton-Mars Project, Belize archaeological ruins, and directs UH’s Geophysical Field Camps. 

 
Topic; Surviving the Downturn: A Perspective on Job Searching and Consulting
Speaker: Paul Murray, Consultant, FIP Geophysical Services


Biography: Paul is a geophysicist whose career spans over 23 years since his first job as a geophysical tech and computer operator. He earned a BS in Geological Sciences from UT-Austin in 1995 and an MS in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1999. Over this span of his career, he has worked in acquisition, processing, R&D, and management in both the private sector and academic research settings with multicomponent seismology as one of the common threads of his career. Since the downturn altered his career path in 2015, Paul has worked for himself as a geophysical consultant at FIP Geophysical Services performing seismic data processing, software development, processing QC, and engineering project management. He has continued to publish both technical abstracts and a series of columns on surviving the downturn as a geoscientist.

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When
5/17/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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