University of Bucharest SEG Student Chapter
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 Bucharest Student Chapter is organizing different activities such as: Field-Camps, Workshops, Honorary/Distinguished Lecturers presentations and many more. 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
|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
|Faculty Advisor||Victor Mocanu||Victor Mocanu||Victor Mocanu||Victor Mocanu||Victor Mocanu|
|President||Andreea Chiriac||Mihai Simionescu||Alexandru Badescu||Catalina Lacatusu||Catalin Maric|
|Vice-President||Iulian Malai||Andrei Gastescu||Maria Constantina||Anca Patras||Denis Mocanu|
|Secretary||Andrei Gastescu||Alexandru Badescu||Catalina Lacatusu||Andreea Maria Tirizica||Andreea Maria Pavel|
|Treasurer||Iulian Toma||Alexandra Stoica||Denis Mocanu||Roberta Cocos|
|PR||Anca Oana Stancescu|
SEG Student Chapter Ranking
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 our chapter was ranked in Top 3 SEG chapters in the world.
Activities, field camps and events
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. Alexandru attended the SLS/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium while Cristina took part in the SEP/ExxonMobil Student Education Program where they got into contact with professionals from O&G and enhance their skills.
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.
The 2018 SEG Student Field Camp entitled „Integrating geophysics, geology and geotechnics for a highway tunnel feasibility study” 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 Allen J. 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 took part in the 2018 SEG Annual Meeting. Catalina attended the SLS/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium 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 SEG EVOLVE together with a polish fellow SEG member, presenting their results during the SEG 2018 Annual Meeting.Their effort were recognized during the program while also being awarded with the title of "Best Investment Opportunity" for their discovery in the Gulf Of Mexico data set. Moreover, Catalina Lacatusu, Madalina Tirizica and Ana Maria Morosan 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.
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.