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==Successful Field Camp Projects==
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*[[University of Bucharest SEG Student Chapter - SGS Berlin & Potsdam Joint Field Camp 2008]]====
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*[[SGS Berlin & Potsdam - University of Bucharest SEG Student Chapter Joint Field Camp 2009]]====
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*[[SGS Berlin & Potsdam High School Field Camp 2011]]====
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*[[SGS Berlin & Potsdam - University of Indonesia Geophysical Society Joint Field Camp 2012]]====
====[[SGS Berlin & Potsdam - University of Indonesia Geophysical Society Joint Field Camp 2012]]====
*[[SGS Berlin & Potsdam - Institute of Applied Physics Nizhny Novgorod Joint Field Camp 2014]]====
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Revision as of 20:35, 7 February 2015

Student Geoscientific Society Berlin & Potsdam
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University Freie Universität Berlin
President Lennart Brüning
Faculty Advisor Serge A. Shapiro
Country Germany
Status Active
Ranking Summit Level

The Student Geoscientific Society was established in June 2007 and incorporated under German law in May 2012. As a nonprofit society, SGS promotes knowledge about geoscientific topics and encourages close collaboration among students and professionals of the various geoscientific disciplines and adjacent fields of science.

The activities of SGS are based on the dedication of undergraduate and graduate students to the geosciences and to sharing our three guiding principles of leadership, community, and networking. Strong partnerships with the geoscientific coordination platform Geo.X, international and national geoscientific societies as well as best relations to contacts from industry and academia provide an excellent scientific and organizational framework for our projects.

We focus our projects on improving the range and quality of course offerings by organizing field camps and trips to national and international scientific conferences, hosting guest lectures of highly renowned geoscientists from all over the world, holding a library, and mailing a monthly email newsletter. In addition, we network university and high school students with young professionals and experienced geoscientists from industry and academia in order to spark interest in academic studies of our sciences and improve career opportunities for young geoscientists. SGS further supports students in Berlin and Potsdam in operating the first official Student Chapters of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) in Germany.

If you are interested in our activities, have a closer look at our projects as well as the manifold ways to socialize with students and geoscientists from all over the world and to improve the overall quality of your academic studies by getting involved with the SGS vision.

Current SEG Student Chapter Officers

President Lennart Brüning
Vice-President Ramona Niemann
Secretary Dennis Pietsch
Treasurer Jan Handel
Faculty Advisor Prof. Dr. Serge Shapiro

SEG Best Student Chapter Award 2013

In 2013 SGS received the SEG Best Student Chapter Award for their student, professional and outreach programs.


"As SGS Chairman, I'm deeply moved by the honor the Society of Exploration Geophysicists has bestowed upon us for the first time ever in its long illustrious history. This award is the recognition of several years of exceptional voluntary work by our society and especially by our SEG Student Chapter in a challenging and all too often underachieving environment in Berlin and Potsdam. At the same time, it's a mandate for leadership to all SGS members to continue our efforts and be a role model for many students, projects, and societies all around the world." - Aurelian Roeser (SGS e.V. Chairman)

International Geosciences Student Conference 2013 in Berlin, Germany

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From 25 to 28 April 2013, the Student Geoscientific Society and its SEG, EAGE, and AAPG Student Chapters hosted the 4th International Geosciences Student Conferences in Berlin, Germany. 328 delegates from 22 countries realized the IGSC 2013 as their mutual opportunity to spread the vision of Inspiring Change from the heart of Europe to the world.

The IGSC 2013 Technical Program provided a unique platform to unite past, present, and future of the geosciences. Students and young professionals from all geoscience disciplines showed their research results in 61 oral and 44 poster presentations. Experts from industry and academia informed the delegates about the latest job opportunities at a recruitment exhibition and shared their experience in eleven high-quality lectures, short courses, workshops, and field trips. Among them were an SEG Honorary Lecture by Per Avseth and the Personal Reputation Management Workshop by Elsa Velasco.

Frederike Wittkopp (Utrecht University) and Aurélia Privat (Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais) were awarded for the best poster presentations. Ralf Milke (Freie Universität Berlin) won the 1st SGS Geosciences Slam by elating the audience with his presentation on "Is it opal? How to drink beer for science." Igor Karpov and Sergey Yaskevich (both Novosibirsk State University) demonstrated their outstanding technical knowledge and fighting spirit as champions of the SEG European Challenge Bowl sponsored by Total and are now going to represent Europe at the SEG Challenge Bowl Finals in Houston, Texas.

The IGSC 2013 Social Program kicked off with the opening ceremony and icebreaker reception, which brought together delegates and geoscience professionals from the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region for welcoming speeches, music performances, and a special motivational keynote by Alessandro Airo (Freie Universität Berlin). On Friday, 26 April, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin served as an exclusive location for the truly unforgettable Praehistorica Conference Evening. Fossil celebrities, such as the largest mounted dinosaur in the world, welcomed 171 attendees for food and drinks in the nightly illuminated building of the largest museum of natural history in Germany. On Sunday, 28 April, 252 attendees brought the conference to a glorious end by dancing throughout the night at the farewell gala at Spindler & Klatt with direct access to Berlin's main river Spree.

We are honored and happy that so many students, faculty members, industry professionals, and society representatives have heard and followed our call for Inspiring Change. SGS thanks the many volunteers of the IGSC 2013 organizing committee, our co-hosts Geo.X and Freie Universität Berlin, our platinum sponsors Total and Prospectiuni, our gold sponsors SEG, EAGE, AAPG, and ExxonMobil, as well as the many silver sponsors, bronze sponsors, and supporters from industry, academia, and media. We hope that all delegates and sponsors will stay with the IGSC family in future years because the continuation of what they experienced and demonstrated at the IGSC 2013 is not just an option. It's an obligation in imaging the future of our sciences and society.

You can find this report and more details here.

SLS - SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium

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Since 2007, the officers of our SGS Student Chapter Berlin & Potsdam have been invited to the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium. To find an overview on this official SEG Student Program on leadership skills development as well as on the impressions of our participants click here.

SEP - SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program

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Since 2011, SGS members have participated in the annual SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program. Check out our homepage to read personal reports about the overwhelming experience.

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