SPE Aberdeen awards £29,500 of student bursaries
Students at universities around the country have received a financial boost from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section as part of its 2019 bursary programme.
Each year, the bursaries are open to students studying oil and gas related subjects from the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, the University of Dundee, Heriot Watt University and the University of Strathclyde. More than 85 students, from undergraduate to PhD levels, applied for this year’s programme, with 26 awarded funding.
A shortlist of students was selected and invited to attend an interview panel, which allowed judges to decide who the recipients of the top awards of £3000 would be. The five students are:
Theresia Betty Sumarno – University of Dundee
Xiang Shi – Heriot-Watt University
Victoria Spooner – Heriot-Watt University
Theodor Tufa – University of Aberdeen
Yatin Suri – Robert Gordon University
A further 8 students were awarded £1000 each.
Farhan, Khan – University of Aberdeen
Viktors Stepovojs – University of Aberdeen
Ruissein Mahon – Robert Gordon University
Adam Cawood – University of Aberdeen
Ewan Campbell – University of Aberdeen
Hidayat Miftah – University of Aberdeen
Gillian Douglas – Heriot-Watt University
Nko Victor Ugochukwu – University of Dundee
A final 13 were awarded £500
Yakubu Balogun – Robert Gordon University
Sam Head – Heriot-Watt University
Emmanuel Eke – Robert Gordon University
Alfredo Freites – Heriot-Watt University
Aaron Tung – University of Aberdeen
Joseph Sherratt – University of Aberdeen
Kennedy Omoigui – Robert Gordon University
Serveh Naderi – Heriot-Watt University
Cameron Hogan – University of Strathclyde
Christopher Ibeh – University of Strathclyde
Gang Wang – Heriot-Watt University
Odion Udebhulu – Robert Gordon University
Suardi Nur – University of Dundee
Ritika Pawar, Chair of the Student Development committee, said: “The SPE Aberdeen bursary programme has been a major source of student support for more than four decades and we are proud that this has continued, despite industry challenges over the years.
“Once again, entries presented our judging panel with a challenging task however we have been extremely encouraged by the calibre of the students and their clear future potential. The interview stage also allowed us to meet and hear more from these promising individuals and like previous years, this process did not disappoint.
“Sharing technical knowledge is at the core of SPE and as much as this applies on a peer-to-peer basis, it is even more important that we share this knowledge and support our industry’s future generation.”
Each of the students were presented with their awards at SPE Aberdeen’s monthly technical meeting on 27 March at the Sandman Signature Hotel Aberdeen.