Amin Abbasi Baghbadorani, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geosciences, was among 50 university student leaders to win a Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) travel grant to attend the September 14-15 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium, part of the 89th annual meeting of the nonprofit.

According to SEG, competition for the travel grant was competitive and focused on the students’ chapter involvement, leadership skills, grades, and recommendations. The grant covered flight travel, lodging, meals, meeting registration, and participation in a weekend leadership course provided by SEG and Chevron. 

The symposium was a collaborative effort between SEG and Chevron Corp. focusing on building leadership, teamwork, real world problem solving, and communication skills. President of the 2020 Virginia Tech Geosciences Student Research Symposium, Baghbadorani said he participated in presented Virginia Tech, SEG club and a portion of his research, which focuses on mine safety.

According to its website, the nonprofit Society of Exploration Geophysicists is committed to connecting the world of applied geophysics, and more than 14,000 members in 114 countries. The group provides educational and technical resources to the worldwide geosciences community through publications, books, events, forums, professional development courses, young professional programs, and more. 

For more on Baghbadorani’s talk, watch his video interview.

Loading player for