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Furthermore, Catalina Lacatusu, president of our chapter, Alexandru Badescu, 2017 president of the chapter, and Cristina Ruse, a SEG member for many years took part in the 2018 SEG Annual Meeting. Catalina attended the SLS Program which offered her the opportunity to improve her leadership skills and to connect with people from all around the world. Alexandru Badescu took part in the winning Evolve team together with his polish fellow SEG member which presented their results during the annual meeting. Catalina Lacatusu, Madalina Tirizica and Ana Maria Morosan are members of our chapter who participated in a SEG activity. They were among the 15 participants in the SEG 2018 Field Camp in Sozopol, Bulgaria during 22 June - 1 August 2018. Last but not least, 4 members of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter have been awarded by the SEG Scholarship Committee last year for their outstanding academic results and involvement.
 
Furthermore, Catalina Lacatusu, president of our chapter, Alexandru Badescu, 2017 president of the chapter, and Cristina Ruse, a SEG member for many years took part in the 2018 SEG Annual Meeting. Catalina attended the SLS Program which offered her the opportunity to improve her leadership skills and to connect with people from all around the world. Alexandru Badescu took part in the winning Evolve team together with his polish fellow SEG member which presented their results during the annual meeting. Catalina Lacatusu, Madalina Tirizica and Ana Maria Morosan are members of our chapter who participated in a SEG activity. They were among the 15 participants in the SEG 2018 Field Camp in Sozopol, Bulgaria during 22 June - 1 August 2018. Last but not least, 4 members of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter have been awarded by the SEG Scholarship Committee last year for their outstanding academic results and involvement.
  
== 2019 Summary - Pending ==
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=== 2019 Summary ===
 
[[File:Board 2019.jpg|thumb|298x298px|2019 Bucharest Student Chapter SEG board; from left to right: Catalina Lacatusu - media; Catalin Maric - President; Roberta Cocos - Treasurer; Denis Mocanu - Vice President; Anca Oana Stancescu - PR; Andreea Maria Pavel - Secretary]]
 
[[File:Board 2019.jpg|thumb|298x298px|2019 Bucharest Student Chapter SEG board; from left to right: Catalina Lacatusu - media; Catalin Maric - President; Roberta Cocos - Treasurer; Denis Mocanu - Vice President; Anca Oana Stancescu - PR; Andreea Maria Pavel - Secretary]]
Throughout the last year SEG Bucharest Student Chapter has organized three SEG Student Programs:
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The SEG Student Field Camp entitled „Hydrogeophysical investigation of the environmental hazards from the Romanian Black Sea coastline” took place in Vama Veche village located in the South-East of Romania at nearly 1 km north of the Bulgarian border, in Constanța County. The Field Camp started on the 24th of August and the geological survey and data acquisition ended on the 2nd of September. Twenty participants from Poland and Romania were involved in the 2019 SEG Field Camp (3 Polish and 17 Romanian with a 1 to 1 female to male ratio). The main achievements of the Field Camp consisted in identifying the line between the brackish water intrusion and the Sarmatian freshwater aquifer, showing how important is to integrate several geophysical methods combined with geological data in order to obtain the best interpretation and also in showing to the local communities/authorities the non-destructive character, efficiency and minimal costs of geophysical measurements, especially the electric and magnetic measurements. Also, during this field camp, we visited various social and cultural places in Bucharest, had an icebreaker where we had the chance to get acquainted with each other and network. The project ended with a workshop that took place in Bucharest. On the 23rd of November SEG Bucharest Student Chapter organized a one-day geophysical workshop called “Geophysical Workshop- Vama Veche data processing”.
  
„Hydrogeophysical investigation of the environmental hazards from the Romanian Black Sea coastline”
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The SEG Outreach Program took place in Politehnica Park and Vacaresti Park on the 25th of May and the 1st of June. After a brief introduction of the geophysical methods the high school students would apply we went on the field where we sat up a little survey so all the people could do their own measurements and find the biggest anomaly. Furthermore, Anca Oana Stancescu, our student officer, participated in the 2019 SEG Annual Meeting in San Antonia, Texas. Also, we had a team composed of 4 students from our faculty and a student from Bombay Institute of Technology, India who participated in the SEG EVOLVE program. Catalina Lacatusu, our chapter officer participated in an SEG field camp organized by the Kyiv Student Chapter. Last but not least, two members of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter have been awarded by the SEG Scholarship Committee last year for their outstanding academic results and involvement.
– SEG 2019 Field Camp in Vama Veche, Constanța, „Promoting geophysics in high schools” - 2019 SEG
 
Outreach Project in Bucharest and one SEG Workshop in Bucharest.
 
 
 
The SEG Student Field Camp entitled „Hydrogeophysical investigation of the environmental hazards
 
from the Romanian Black Sea coastline” took place in Vama Veche village located in the South-East
 
of Romania at nearly 1 km north of the Bulgarian border, in Constanța County. On the 26th of May we
 
did a reconnaissance trip with our professors and 3 student volunteers to the investigated area,
 
made arrangements concerning the accommodation and the meals and tested the equipment that was
 
going to be used during the actual field trip. Moreover, we discussed with the authorities about
 
our field camp in order to inform them about our activity and to be sure we will not interfere with
 
the local activities. The Field Camp started on the 24th of August and the geological survey and
 
data acquisition ended on the 2nd of September. Twenty participants from Poland and Romania were
 
involved in the 2019 SEG Field Camp (3 Polish and 17 Romanian with a 1 to 1 female to male ratio).
 
The students were from all years of study, including Bachelor, masters and Ph.D. The academic staff
 
and trainers that guided the teams of students throughout the data acquisition on the field and
 
data analysis were: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Bogdan Niculescu (Electic and Magnetic measurements),
 
Lect. Dr.
 
 
 
Eng. Gina Andrei (Gravity measurements) from the University of Bucharest and researchers from the
 
Romanian Geological Institute. The main achievements of the Field Camp consisted in identifying the
 
line between the brackish water intrusion and the Sarmatian freshwater aquifer, showing how
 
important is to integrate several geophysical methods combined with geological data in order to
 
obtain the best interpretation and also in showing to the local communities/authorities the
 
non-destructive character, efficiency and minimal costs of geophysical measurements, especially the
 
electric and magnetic measurements. Also, during this field camp, we visited various social and
 
cultural places in Bucharest, had an
 
 
 
icebreaker where we had the chance to get acquainted with each other and network. Continuing the
 
traditionfrom last year’s field camp we had a little game called "Secret friend" and the rules were very
 
simple: each participant got one secret friend and they had to take care of him/her and do nice
 
things during the whole week without being discovered. On our last day in Vama Veche, during the
 
Gala Dinner, everyone found out who that person was and got to thank them. We also asked for
 
feedback from our participants in order to consolidate our weak points for the following field
 
camps.
 
 
 
The project ended with a workshop that took place in Bucharest. On the 23rd of November SEG
 
Bucharest Student Chapter organized a one-day geophysical workshop called “Geophysical Workshop-
 
Vama Veche data processing”. The workshop started with an overview of Vama Veche Field Camp and the
 
Geology of the area. Because we had freshman students, our professors held a brief presentation
 
about Magnetometry, Electrometry and Gravimetry. After the lunch break, we started to process the
 
data. During an interactive discussion, we tried to create a hydrogeological model integrating the
 
electric, magnetic and gravimetric results. Our special guest from the Faculty of Physics and the
 
Faculty of Geology and Geophysics “Professor Dr. Cristian Panaiotu” provided information about the
 
Paleomagnetism and the Geology of the area, which helped us understand better what we highlighted
 
with our measurements. Our project inspired him and he offered his help for our future activities.
 
Also, a few students told us that they want to do further research papers using the data from our
 
field camp.
 
 
 
The results from the field camp and workshop concluded that a fault represents the main migration
 
path for the saltwater that can contaminate the freshwater aquifer. This could represent a possible
 
future Hydrogeological hazard if left unattended. Future monitoring is mandatory in order to
 
predict the development rate of the intrusion and the authorities from the local community will
 
have access to our study in order to combat this issue.
 
 
 
The SEG Outreach Program took place in Politehnica Park and Vacaresti Park on the 25th of May and  
 
the 1st of June. After a brief introduction of the geophysical methods the high school students  
 
would apply we went on the field where we sat up a little survey so all the people could do their  
 
own measurements and find the biggest anomaly. Electric surveys were carried out with the help of
 
Ph.D. Cezar Iacob and gravimetry and magnetometry measurements, coordinated by the current
 
president, Stefan Catalin Craciun, under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Bogdan-Mihai
 
Niculescu and Lect. Dr. Eng. Gina Andrei. At the end of each outreach session, the students
 
received a test with general questions based on the topics presented to help us measure the degree
 
of understanding of the students and the difficulty of the presentations they attended in order to
 
improve them for the next project.
 
 
 
Furthermore, Anca Oana Stancescu, our student officer, participated in the 2019 SEG Annual Meeting  
 
in San Antonia, Texas. Anca attended the SLS Program which offered her the opportunity to improve
 
her leadership skills and to connect with people from all around the world. The chance to interact
 
with the directors of the SEG Board and other well-known people from the industry and academia
 
taught her that despite being very well trained in their domain, with a lot of experience and
 
awards, they are still modest people who encouraged all the participants to be creative and
 
original throughout the program. The most important thing is that SLS was a good opportunity to
 
begin new friendships and to talk about future partnerships that SEG Bucharest Student Chapter
 
could establish with other SEG Student Chapters. The Annual Meeting and the technical session that
 
she attended offered her the chance to find out about other research and common subjects that she
 
also has an interest in, for example, seismic processing and interpretation.
 
 
 
 
 
Also, we had a team composed of 4 students from our faculty and a student from Bombay Institute of  
 
Technology, India who participated in the SEG EVOLVE program. Vlad Mihalcea took part, together
 
with his Indian SEG member fellow, at the annual meeting where they presented their project
 
results. They were offered direct experience in conducting multidisciplinary subsurface integration
 
projects using real-world seismic, wireline, core, production, and other data. Using Kingdom, and
 
local software (ArcGis and Neuralog), they utilized modern technology through experiential learning
 
to find the best investment opportunity.
 
 
 
Catalina Lacatusu, our chapter officer participated in an SEG field camp organized by the Kyiv  
 
Student
 
 
 
Chapter. The Geoscience Field Camp in Ukraine 2019 has been a great experience for the
 
participants. Theobjective of the field camp was to investigate Ukrainian paleovolcanoes using modern geophysical
 
equipment within an international collaborative team from 6 countries. The event took place from
 
11th until the 18th of August, 2019 in the city of Uzhgorod, Ukraine (Carpathian Mountains). Not
 
only the teams gathered valid information, but they built important relationships and became
 
friends during the field camp.
 
 
 
Last but not least, two members of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter have been awarded by the SEG  
 
Scholarship Committee last year for their outstanding academic results and involvement. The
 
students are
 
 
 
Catalina Lacatusu and Andreea Maria Pavel.
 

Revision as of 12:20, 6 April 2020

SEG Bucharest Student Chapteris a student organization (affiliated with the international Society of Exploration Geophysicists since 1997) of the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest. Its main purpose is to offer the ever-wondering students the resources and opportunities they need to deepen their knowledge in the field of Geophysics. To fulfill this purpose, SEG is organizing different activities such as: Field-Camps, Workshops, Honorary/Distinguished Lecturers presentations, etc. Through our programs, we seek to provide our students with the necessary skills and information to better understand the path that they currently pursue.

Bucharest SEG Student Chapter Officers

2020 Office

SEG Bucharest Student Chapter
President Vice President Secretary Faculty Advisor
Stefan Catalin Craciun Andreea Maria Pavel Angela Elena Ene Victor Mocanu
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Former SEG Chapter Officers

Year 2017 2018 2019
Faculty Advisor Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu
President Alexandru Badescu Catalina Lacatusu Catalin Maric
Vice-President Maria Constantina Anca Patras Denis Mocanu
Secretary Catalina Lacatusu Andreea Maria Tirizica Andreea Maria Pavel
Treasurer Alexandra Stoica Denis Mocanu Roberta Cocos
Media Catalina Lacatusu
Pr Anca Oana Stancescu

SEG Student Chapter Ranking

2017 Annual SEG meeting where our Chapter was ranked in top 3 best Student Chapters

In 2017, 2018 and 2019 SEG Bucharest Student Chapter was rewarded the rank of SEG SUMMIT Student Chapter, to recognize the contributions by the members to the section and the community. Also, in 2017 uur chapter was ranked in Top 3 SEG chapters in the world.

Activities, field camps and events

2017 Summary

Bucharest Student Chapter SEG board 2017; from left to right: Maria Constantina - Vice President; Alexandru Badescu - President; Alexandra Stoica - Treasurer; Catalina Lacatusu - Secretary;

The SEG Student Field Camp entitled „ Extracting subsurface physical properties from natural Earth responses” took place in Sacel village located in the North of Romania at nearly 40 km south of Ukraine border, in the S-E part of Maramureş County. The Field Camp started on 4th of September and the geological survey and data acquisition ended on 11th of September. Twenty participants from Poland, Romania and Ukraine were involved in the 2017 SEG Field Camp. The main achievements of the Field Camp consisted in realizing a successful training of geophysical and geochemical methods in order to obtain physical properties, lithological and structural subsurface information and also in showing to the local communities/authorities the non-destructive character of using geophysical measurements, especially shallow seismic reflection measurements. The project ended with two workshops that took place in Bucharest. Furthermore, Alexandru Badescu, and Cristina Ruse, a SEG member for many years, took part in the 2017 SEG Annual Meeting.

Another SEG member, Sonia Sortan, attended in the middle of October, 2017 the AAPG and SEG International Conference & Exhibition 2017 in London, UK, one of the most important Geosciences events of the year. The poster presented within the special session Next Generation – Students and Young Professionals was entitled „Magnetic Fabric and Paleomagnetic Study of the Calimani Mountains Pyroclastic Deposits” (East Carpathians, Romania). Morosan Ana Maria is another member of our chapter who participated in a SEG activity. She was one of the 21 participants in the SEG 2017 Field Camp in Ukraine during 22-29 August 2017. Last but not least, six members of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter have been awarded by the SEG Scholarship Committee for their outstanding academic results and involvement.

2018 Summary

Bucharest Student Chapter SEG board 2018; from left to right: Andreea Madalina Tirizica - Secretary; Denis Mocanu - Treasurer; Catalina Lacatusu - President; Anca Patras - Vice President

The 2018 SEG Student Field Camp took place in Poiana village located in the South of Romania, in the central part of Valcea County. The Field Camp started on 1st of September and the geological survey and data acquisition ended on 12th of September. 24 participants from Poland, Romania, Ukraine and Russia were involved in the 2018 SEG Field Camp. The main achievements of the Field Camp consist in realizing a successful training of geophysical, geological and geotechnical methods in order to identify the structural and lithologic profile along the projected tunnel line and also in showing to the local communities/authorities the non-destructive character, efficiency and minimal costs of the used geophysical measurements. The SEG Outreach Program took place in Politehnica Park, Bucharest and had three main stages: high school conferences (February-May 2018), field trip and workshop stages (2nd of June 2018). Throughout a registration form, 15 students from 4 different high schools confirmed their participation.  The main achievement of the program is that it created an amazing and unique activity for the young students which are now able to determine if they want to pursue a career in geophysics.

The SEG Evolve Lecturer Allan Bertagne was a welcomed guest for our chapter and his presentation took place on the 2nd of May 2018. Seventeen students from our university participated at this event and found answers to some of the most important dilemmas for a geoscience student. His speech motivated the students to strive forward and to work hard for their careers in this field of study.

Furthermore, Catalina Lacatusu, president of our chapter, Alexandru Badescu, 2017 president of the chapter, and Cristina Ruse, a SEG member for many years took part in the 2018 SEG Annual Meeting. Catalina attended the SLS Program which offered her the opportunity to improve her leadership skills and to connect with people from all around the world. Alexandru Badescu took part in the winning Evolve team together with his polish fellow SEG member which presented their results during the annual meeting. Catalina Lacatusu, Madalina Tirizica and Ana Maria Morosan are members of our chapter who participated in a SEG activity. They were among the 15 participants in the SEG 2018 Field Camp in Sozopol, Bulgaria during 22 June - 1 August 2018. Last but not least, 4 members of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter have been awarded by the SEG Scholarship Committee last year for their outstanding academic results and involvement.

2019 Summary

2019 Bucharest Student Chapter SEG board; from left to right: Catalina Lacatusu - media; Catalin Maric - President; Roberta Cocos - Treasurer; Denis Mocanu - Vice President; Anca Oana Stancescu - PR; Andreea Maria Pavel - Secretary

The SEG Student Field Camp entitled „Hydrogeophysical investigation of the environmental hazards from the Romanian Black Sea coastline” took place in Vama Veche village located in the South-East of Romania at nearly 1 km north of the Bulgarian border, in Constanța County. The Field Camp started on the 24th of August and the geological survey and data acquisition ended on the 2nd of September. Twenty participants from Poland and Romania were involved in the 2019 SEG Field Camp (3 Polish and 17 Romanian with a 1 to 1 female to male ratio). The main achievements of the Field Camp consisted in identifying the line between the brackish water intrusion and the Sarmatian freshwater aquifer, showing how important is to integrate several geophysical methods combined with geological data in order to obtain the best interpretation and also in showing to the local communities/authorities the non-destructive character, efficiency and minimal costs of geophysical measurements, especially the electric and magnetic measurements. Also, during this field camp, we visited various social and cultural places in Bucharest, had an icebreaker where we had the chance to get acquainted with each other and network. The project ended with a workshop that took place in Bucharest. On the 23rd of November SEG Bucharest Student Chapter organized a one-day geophysical workshop called “Geophysical Workshop- Vama Veche data processing”.

The SEG Outreach Program took place in Politehnica Park and Vacaresti Park on the 25th of May and the 1st of June. After a brief introduction of the geophysical methods the high school students would apply we went on the field where we sat up a little survey so all the people could do their own measurements and find the biggest anomaly. Furthermore, Anca Oana Stancescu, our student officer, participated in the 2019 SEG Annual Meeting in San Antonia, Texas. Also, we had a team composed of 4 students from our faculty and a student from Bombay Institute of Technology, India who participated in the SEG EVOLVE program. Catalina Lacatusu, our chapter officer participated in an SEG field camp organized by the Kyiv Student Chapter. Last but not least, two members of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter have been awarded by the SEG Scholarship Committee last year for their outstanding academic results and involvement.