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SEG Bucharest 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

2024 Office

President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Grafic designer Faculty Advisor
Ana Elena Suditu Robert Alexandru Birta Eduard Dragnea Andreea Mihaela Răducanu Vlad Catarig-Iancu Victor Mocanu
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Former SEG Chapter Officers

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 November 2020 - April 2021 April 2021 - December 2021
Faculty Advisor Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu
President Andreea Chiriac Mihai Simionescu Alexandru Badescu Catalina Lacatusu Catalin Maric Ștefan Cătălin Crăciun Andreea Maria Pavel Andreea Maria Pavel
Vice-President Iulian Malai Andrei Gastescu Maria Constantina Anca Patras Denis Mocanu Andreea Maria Pavel Angela Elena Ene Ovidiu Andrei Iordache
Secretary Andrei Gastescu Alexandru Badescu Catalina Lacatusu Andreea Maria Tirizica Andreea Maria Pavel Angela Elena Ene Ovidiu Andrei Iordache Daria Elena Maciuca
Treasurer Iulian Toma Alexandra Stoica Denis Mocanu Roberta Cocos Daria Elena Maciucă Stefan Catalin Craciun
Media Catalina Lacatusu Stefan Catalin Craciun
PR Anca Oana Stancescu
Year 2022 2023
Faculty Advisor Victor Mocanu Victor Mocanu
President Andreea Maria Pavel Daria Elena Măciucă
Vice-President Daria Elena Maciuca Ovidiu Andrei Iordache
Secretary Rares Gongu Ana Elena Suditu
Treasurer Adrian Pavel Rosca
Media Ovidiu Andrei Iordache
PR Cosmin Gabriel Buga

SEG Student Chapter Ranking

In 2023, SEG Bucharest Student Chapter was once again ranked among the top 6 SEG Student Chapters in the world for the 2022 activities.

In 2022, SEG Bucharest Student Chapter was once again ranked among the top 6 student chapters in the world, receiving the rank of SUMMIT.

In 2021 SEG Bucharest Student Chapter won Best Student Chapter.

In 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 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

2023 Summary

Over 2023, the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter has embarked on a journey of exploration and academic excellence, engaging in various programs that demonstrate our dedication to geophysics and collaboration. These initiatives have not only deepened our understanding of the Earth's hidden treasures but have also highlighted the active role our chapter plays in the global geophysical community.

In January 2023, former president Andreea Maria Pavel was chosen to join the SEG Europe Regional Advisory Committee. Actively participating in committee meetings, she interacted with distinguished SEG members, including the SEG President.

On March 21st, 2023, President Daria Elena Măciucă and former President Andreea Maria Pavel presented their research projects at the SEG Virtual Student Conference. Daria presented her paper on "Using Vertical Electrical Sounding to Assess Seawater Intrusion in Vama Veche coastline area, Romania," in the "Near Surface" session, while Andreea presented her paper, "The integration of interpreted wireline data with petrophysical measurements data acquired on core samples," in the "Petrophysics/ Geological Interpretation" session. The conference provided a valuable platform for our students to showcase their research, connect with colleagues worldwide, and demonstrate excellence in the field of geophysics.

Annually, the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter celebrates academic and extracurricular excellence through the SEG Scholarships program. In 2023, in recognition of their outstanding academic results and active involvement, President Daria Elena Măciucă received the SEG Foundation/Chevron & SEG/Barbara McBride Memorial Scholarships, former president Andreea Maria Pavel was awarded the Alexander Mihai and Catherine Ann Popovici Scholarship, and member Adrian Pavel Roșca earned the SEG/Schlumberger scholarship.

From August 27th to September 4th, a dynamic team of geophysics enthusiasts, in collaboration with the Geological Institute of Romania and the Romanian Society of Geophysics, conducted an adventurous geophysical exploration near Mangalia, a historic port city on the Romanian coast. Utilizing Vertical Electrical Sondage (VES), Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), and Magnetometry, we uncovered the thermo-mineral springs of the aquifer complex, both inland and along the coast between Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter seaside resorts. Insights gained through VES allowed us to map the aquifer complex with unprecedented accuracy, while ERT provided detailed cross-sectional images of underground structures. The discovery of thermo-mineral springs along the coastlines not only added geological significance to the region but also opened doors for sustainable tourism and resource management.

The SEG Bucharest Student Chapter proudly participated in the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS), leaving a mark on the international stage. President Daria Elena Măciucă represented our chapter at SEG&AAPG IMAGE 2023 in Houston, Texas, from August 28th to September 1st. Engaging in interactive workshops and networking with students and professionals worldwide, Daria showcased the recent activities of our chapter, exemplifying our commitment to global collaboration in geophysics.

To celebrate another achievement, the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter was once again ranked among the top 6 SEG Student Chapters in the world for the 2022 activities.

President Daria Elena Măciucă and former president Andreea Maria Pavel represented the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter at the monthly meetings of the SEG WN community. They kept in touch with other student representatives from around the world, presenting the activities of our chapter, exchanging ideas, and planning future events, all while developing their skills as student leaders and team managers.

On November 26, 2023, the SEG Council invited the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter to present our Outreach project. President Daria Elena Măciucă highlighted the economic and education context in Romania, shedding light on challenges faced by geologists and geophysicists and contributing to the discussion on factors influencing the declining popularity of our Faculty of Geology and Geophysics.

Through our 2023 Outreach Project, "Promoting Geophysics in High Schools," we engaged in a multifaceted initiative, starting with social media promotion and culminating in a hands-on event on December 16, 2023, at the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics in Bucharest. Leveraging SEG's support, we reached high schools, fostering interest in geophysics among students and addressing challenges faced by our community in Romania. This successful endeavor marks a pivotal step in promoting geosciences at the grassroots level.

In April 2023, the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter organized an enriching visit to the local operational bases of Weatherford, one of the world's largest oil and gas services companies. Twelve students participated, engaging in insightful conversations with local managers to gain a firsthand understanding of potential responsibilities within the energy industry. This visit provided students with the opportunity to witness drill bits, LWD/MWD tools, and wireline geophysics equipment, offering valuable insights into the industry.

On April 21, 2023, the chapter collaborated with CGG, hosting a virtual talk with technical specialists. The event focused on presenting CGG, seismic imaging, and career opportunities. The collaboration extended to offering students the chance to practice interviews with a CGG Imaging Recruitment Technical Advisor, assessing interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.

In collaboration with the National Institute of Earth Physics, SEG Bucharest Student Chapter organized a geophysical measurement campaign at the multidisciplinary Vrâncioaia-Ploștina polygon. The activity included theoretical sessions on geology, GNSS, and seismology. Participants engaged in various geophysical methods, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation.

On October 10, the Icebreaker was organized, where President Daria Elena Măciucă presented the chapter's activities and its commitment to enhancing students' skills for future geoscience careers. A similar meeting occurred between chapter board members, geophysics professors, and first-year BSc Geophysics students, establishing mentorship bonds between experienced students and freshmen.

The SEG Bucharest Student Chapter members also actively participated in the 8th Geoscience International Symposium organized by the Romanian Society of Applied Geophysics. The paper highlighted recent chapter activities, including SEG Field Camps, Outreach Projects, industry visits, and collaborations with research institutes.

Another noteworthy event in which SEG members took part was the National Symposium of Geological and Geophysical Students, a result of collaboration between the University of Bucharest, Babes Bolyai University of Cluj, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, SEG Bucharest Student Chapter, AAPG Chapter, SPE Chapter, and Student Association of Geologists and Geophysicists. During these symposia, students presented their research works in the expansive field of geophysics and geology.

The SEG Bucharest Student Chapter has demonstrated a remarkable year of growth, achievement, and collaboration in the field of geophysics. From active participation in international conferences, industry collaborations, and outreach initiatives to impactful research projects and a commitment to academic excellence, the chapter has showcased its dedication to advancing geoscience education and fostering a vibrant community.

2022 Summary

SEG Bucharest Student Chapter maintained its position among the top 6 SEG Student Chapters globally for its 2021 activities.

In January 2022, President Andreea Maria Pavel was appointed to the SEG Europe Regional Advisory Committee. She actively participated in all committee meetings, where distinguished SEG members, including the SEG President, were present.

Our chapter organized a one-day field practice called "Applications of Near Surface Geophysical Methods for Geotechnical Surveys" in Bucharest in March 2022 in partnership with GEOTESTING C.I., a local business that specializes in conducting geophysical surveys for geotechnical or infrastructure projects. In March 2022 our chapter collaborated with GEOTESTING C.I., a local company active in the field of performing geophysical surveys for geotechnical or infrastructure projects, to organize a one day field practice entitled "Applications of Near Surface Geophysical Methods for Geotechnical Surveys" in Bucharest. It was attended by over 20 students from all years of study who had the opportunity to apply geoelectrical measurements and active seismic surveys.

Starting April 2022, SEG Bucharest Student Chapter organized a series of visits at the local operational bases of the world’s biggest O&G services companies: SLB, Baker Hughes and Halliburton. Each activity was attended by more than 10-15 students who had the chance to talk with the local managers and find out about the tasks they would be responsible for if they choose to pursue a career in the energy industry. Students were able to see drill bits, LWD/MWD tools, wireline geophysics equipment for the very first time. Our chapter also helped in organizing the Geophysical Week at the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics event which marked an Erasmus project through which teachers from the AGH University of Science and Technology.

During the 6th Virtual Student Conference Europe & Eurasia, our chapter's president, Andreea Maria Pavel, delivered two presentations. Notably, she was the sole undergraduate student among graduate and PhD participants. Her research paper, titled "Archaeological geophysical surveys applied in Ancient Romula Town, Olt County, Romania," based on the results of the 2020 SEG Bucharest Student Chapter Field Camp, secured the 3rd place. In the event's network session, Andreea emphasized the significance of organizing Field Camps and shared insights on project management.

In May 2022, members of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter, alongside Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Bogdan Mihai Niculescu and other professors from the Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, participated in Astrofest. This science-focused event in Bucharest attracted hundreds of children and adults, providing them with insights into geosciences.

A parallel outreach effort occurred in September 2022 at a Science Fair, attended by over 300 middle and high school students. Vice President Daria Elena Măciucă played a key role in educating children about various rock types and how geophysical methods contribute to identifying subsurface geological structures.

During the summer of 2022, the board members of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter actively guided and explained Geoscience concepts to high school students representing Romania at the 2022 IESO Olympiad. This collaborative effort successfully promoted the field of geophysics to prospective university applicants, with the team securing sixteen medals.

The SEG Bucharest Student Chapter has also continued to expand its networking with other SEG Student Chapters from all over the world. In another year of great collaboration between our chapter and the SEG Naples Student Chapter, President Andreea Maria Pavel and Secretary Rares Gongu were selected to be part of their Field Camp Project in October 2022. Additionally, Andreea Maria Pavel was chosen to participate in the 2022 Egypt SEG Field Camp, a joint-project organized by SEG Al-Azhar University, SEG Alexandria University, SEG Tanta University Student Chapters, thus establishing new connections with international chapters. More than that, vice president Daria Elena Maciuca and chapter member Alina Oprisan also had the opportunity to take part in the SEG Field Camp hosted by the SEG Eötvös Loránd University SEG Student Chapter and interacted with students from the SEG Student Chapter Cracow as well. Discussions were made on the topic of creating future events for students active in the European chapters in order to maintain a longrunning bond and collaboration.

Graphic Designer Ovidiu Andrei Iordache was selected to represent the chapter at the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) in Houston, Texas, though he couldn't attend due to visa delays. As the Best Student Chapter in 2021, President Andreea Maria Pavel and Faculty Advisor Prof. Dr. Victor Mocanu attended IMAGE 2022 through the chapter's travel grant. Secretary Rares Gongu joined Andreea as chapter representatives at the conference. The activities of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter were presented at IMAGE 2022 by president Andreea Maria Pavel, who also had two more presentations: one of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter 2019 Field Camp in the Near Surface Pavillion and one in the Technical Section.

For their exceptional academic achievements and active involvement, President Andreea Maria Pavel, Graphic Designer Ovidiu Andrei Iordache, and Treasurer Adrian Pavel Rosca received the Alexander Mihai and Catherine Ann Popovici Scholarship and the SEG Foundation Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year.

2021 Summary

In 2021 the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter was rewarded with the SEG Best Student Chapter distinction following the hard-work and involvement of all the students, teachers and coordinators who have been part of the successful projects of the chapter.

The 2021 Field Camp entitled ”Identification of geothermal water-bearing formations after geo-data analysis and interpretation”[1] took place in northern Romania, Baia Mare County, in between 7-25 of August. As the area is known for having the highest heat flow in Romania, with a geothermal gradient of 4.5-5.5°C, with an important potential for geothermal energy exploitation, the main goal of the field camp was to identify geothermal formations by training undergraduate and graduate students how to perform geophysical surveys and geological mapping. 16 students took part in the field activities, split into two campaigns of 8 students each. In groups of 2 or 3, they learnt how to use active and passive seismics, magnetic and magnetotelluric measurements. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Ionelia Panea from the University of Bucharest and PhD. Eng. Cezar Iacob from ICS Business International SRL, who is also a former president of SEG Bucharest Student Chapter, held presentations about seismic methods applied in the Baia Mare area on the first day of the field camp. The organization team carefully conducted the field camp in compliance with all the COVID-19 Pandemic regulations imposed by the Romanian authorities and participants received surgical masks, hand sanitizers and a health & safety guide. Protective equipment was worn during the measurements. Following the data acquisition stage, a two-day workshop was organized on the 4th and 11th of December 2021, through the Skype online platform. The workshop was attended by 23 students of Bachelor and Master level of studies from the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest. We were happy to receive positive feedback from the participating students. We also observed a great interest in the field of geothermal energy. Due to the pandemic situation, for many students this field camp represented their first contact with the geophysical field work and it helped them understand the way theoretical knowledge matches with practice.

On 4th of April 2021 SEG Bucharest Student Chapter organized an online technical meeting entitled ”Fundamentals of Seismic Interpretation” in collaboration with the Geological Society of Romania. The workshop had an interactive format and participants were able to send in their interpreted sections to receive feedback in real time.

In May 2021, former president Catalina Lacatusu was part of the Student Committee during the 4th SEG Virtual Student Conference, where she served as chair for the Seismic Application Section. On 20th May 2021, former president Stefan Catalin Craciun was invited to present our chapter’s 2020 activities, including the SEG 2020 Field Camp ``Archaeological geophysics for sustainable local community development: Ancient Roman town Romula”, at the 2nd Quarter Near Surface Geophysics Technical Section Meeting. The The Outreach project of our student chapter, “Promoting Geophysics in High Schoolswas also presented.

President Andreea Maria Pavel was selected to take part of the 2021 SEG Chevron Student Leadership Symposium. Due to the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic, the event took place online. Through this amazing opportunity, Andreea was able to establish even more connections with other SEG Student Chapters and their representative students all over the world as well as to further improve her leadership skills. She designed a presentation and a video which presented the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter’s activities as well as the planned future projects. They were both able to be viewed by all attendants of the SEG SLS Symposium and SEG Annual Meeting.

Additionally, President Andreea Maria Pavel and Secretary Rares Gongu were selected to participate in the SEG Geophysics Field Camp in Southern Italy 2021 ”Active Faults” which was held between 11th and 17th October 2021, following the connection SEG Bucharest Student Chapter has established with the SEG Naples Student Chapter. There, President Andreea Maria Pavel was also invited to hold a presentation about our chapter and activities.

In November 2021, Vice President Daria Elena Maciuca was accepted into the Geology School Project organized by SEG BHOS, focused on several key concepts of the Oil&Gas Industry. During 2021, President Andreea Maria Pavel has been an active member of the SEG Women Network Student Section and has received a SEG WN Student Leader diploma for her skills, attitude and involvement. In November 2021 Vice President Daria Elena Maciuca also joined the SEG Women’s Network as a volunteer.

In December 2021 SEG Bucharest Student Chapter continued the donation campaign initiated by President Andreea Maria Pavel a year before. It was organized in collaboration with the AAPG Bucharest Student Chapter. Donations consisting of clothes in a very good condition, aliments, hygiene products, sweets, etc. were collected at the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics and were distributed to families in need from Buftea town, Romania.

Last but not least, student officers of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter were rewarded for their accomplishments: president Andreea Maria Pavel has been awarded the Alexander Mihai and Catherine Ann Scholarship and former president Stefan Catalin Craciun received the Norman and Shirley Domenico Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.

2020 Summary

Bucharest Student Chapter SEG board 2020; from left to right: Andreea Maria Pavel - Vice President; Ștefan Cătălin Crăciun - President; Angela Elena Ene - Secretary/Treasurer;

The SEG Bucharest Student Chapter 2020 Field Camp entitled “Archaeological geophysics for sustainable local community development: Ancient Roman town Romula” was organized in Resca village, Olt county, on September 4th – September 13th, guided by our professors Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Bogdan Mihai Niculescu and Lect. Dr. Eng. Gina Andrei. It was our first geophysical field camp in the field of archaeology. The main purpose of this field camp was the delineation of both the ancient central fortification of the city of Romula and of the elements of which it was formed, walls, roads, houses. This was achieved by conducting the first integrated investigation attempt of an archaeological macrostructure in Romania, using various geophysical and archaeological methods, such as electrometry, gravimetry and magnetometry. Another important objective was to facilitate the sustainable development of the local community in the region, for this is a very poor and underdeveloped part of Romania. Our goal is to include this archaeological site in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On September 4th, an Icebreaker took place, where we had the chance to meet the participants, make friends and present the plans regarding the field camp. Ștefan Cătălin Crăciun, former president of SEG, introduced the participants to the investigated area, the geophysical methods that will be used in the field and the equipment that we will use. Various geophysical methods were used in the data collection process, such as magnetometric, gravimetric, geoelectrical surveys, but also Topographic surveys, Aerial Photogrammetry and Geographical Information System (GIS). In the end, we received positive feedback from the participants expressing their gratitude for participating in our field camp. Although there was a pandemic context, we made sure that we did not violate the restrictions imposed, keeping the distance between participants, wearing surgical masks and regularly using disinfectants, especially before and after using the field equipment. Following the analysis of the data recorded from the field camp, we organized a data processing workshop, on 12th December 2020, where we processed and interpreted the electrometric, magnetometric, gravimetric, paleomagnetic and topographic data. This event was attended by 29 students, both from the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics and from other faculties, from the country or abroad, students who took part in a unique experience of interpreting the data recorded in our field camp.

SEG Bucharest Student Chapter organized the third edition of the project "Promoting geophysics in high schools" on 26th September 2020, within the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics in a secluded and safe environment, considering the global pandemic context that was an impediment in the normal process of development of the project. Here we spoke about the field of geosciences and the benefits of joining a society such as SEG. Through this project we managed to introduce to some high school students and freshmen the basic knowledge of geology and geophysics, presenting them future career opportunities that they can follow if they choose to pursue this vast field, but also about the opportunities that can be offered through SEG.

Furthermore, starting with the year 2020, our former president Alexandru Badescu, became an ambassador of the SEG Evolve program. He was selected to be the local point of contact for Romania and Austria. His main activity is to promote the SEG EVOLVE training program to universities and companies as well.

Additionally, last year we decided to create a LinkedIn account to develop the way we promote the SEG Bucharest Student chapter, as well as all the activities organized by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. This account is administrated by all the officers from our board.

At the end of the year, between 7th and 16th December 2020, our chapter president Andreea Maria Pavel initiated a project based on the organization of charitable activities for unfavored communities of people. All the chapter's officers were involved in the organization of this activity. Donations were received from students and students' families and were represented by food, school supplies and personal hygiene products. After we ended the campaign, we decided to help the families from the SOS Children's Villages organization. This activity had an extremely positive impact, being appreciated by a considerable number of people. The positive feedback and those happy faces we saw gave us enough reasons to continue the project.

During 2020 a friendship was created between our chapter and SEG Naples Student Chapter, the officers of our chapter helping their officers with advice. Also, we started a collaboration with SEG BHOS Student Chapter, our president, Andreea Maria Pavel, being accepted in their two-month program called "Geophysics School" for students from Azerbaidjan, Ukraine and Romania.

Furthermore, Stefan Catalin Craciun, our former president, participated in the 2020 SLS/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium and attended the different presentations held at the annual meeting. This opportunity allowed Stefan to improve his leadership skills and to network and create connections with other student chapters. SLS is a great opportunity to begin new friendships and to talk about future partnerships that SEG Bucharest Student Chapter could establish with other SEG Student Chapters. For this event, Stefan created a video presentation of our chapter and a poster presenting our activities, which were made available for all the people at the annual meeting to view.

Two former SEG Bucharest Student Chapter presidents, Catalina Lacatusu and Catalin Alexandru Maric, have been selected to be a part of the SEG European Committee Board. There, they had the chance to be involved in the organization of events, such as the 3rd SEG Virtual Student Conference, in which Catalin Alexandru Maric participated as chair for the Case Studies Section. Also, at the beginning of 2020, we created an SEG Wiki page for our chapter, where we put all of our activities starting from 2017. We plan to keep adding new information to our wiki and make available all the information and data we gathered from our past SEG field. Last but not least, the former president of the SEG Bucharest Student Chapter, Stefan Catalin Craciun, has been awarded by the SEG Scholarship Committee for his outstanding academic results and involvement.

2019 Summary

Bucharest Student Chapter SEG board 2019; 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, guided by our professors our professors Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Bogdan Mihai Niculescu and Lect. Dr. Eng. Gina Andrei. 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.

2018 Summary

Bucharest Student Chapter SEG bo ard 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 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.

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. 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.

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

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.