Nnamdi Azikiwe University Geophysical Society

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== '''NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHAPTER''' ==

'''The NAU (Nnamdi Azikiwe University Student Chapter)'''  was established in the year 2016,with the Leadership of Miss Vivian Oguadimma as the chapter president. We are a geoscience community inspired and driven by immense love for the Geoscience and for growth, we are passionate and committed to bridging the gap between the Geoscience industry and the academia by dedicative organization of educative/inspiring events such as Field camps, presentation series, Outreaches, trainings in various Geophysical sciences, as well as healthy competitions to promote good team spirit amongst our student members. All these are possible due to the immense and unending support of The Society Of Exploration Geophysicist International. Their contributions to nuturing and grooming our society is remarkably amazing.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University International Engagement.

== '''SEG-NAU TIME SCALE (2016-2021)''' ==

== '''THE PRECAMBRIAN (2015-2016)''' ==

This Geologic time in the SEG-NAU time scale features the incorporation of the Geophysical society in Nnamdi azikiwe University, and also features the presidential leadership of Miss Vivian Oguadimma.

'''Core achievements in this time are:'''

* RE-ESTABLISHEMENT OF SOCIETY OF EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS STUDENT CHAPTER IN NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY AWKA.

* SCOUTING FOR MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS

== '''THE CAMBRIAN (-)''' ==

This Geologic time in the SEG-NAU time scale features the first steps of the SEG-NAU society into maximum awareness to the University for the opportunities within the society to be available to all. This time scale also features the presidential leadership of Miss Meniru Irene.

'''Core achievements in this time are:'''

* REGISTRATION AND INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

* FIRST RECORDED FIELD TRIPS

* MORE AWARNESS CREATION

* SEG SCHOLARSHSIP AWARD

== '''THE ORDOVICIAN (-)''' ==

This Geologic time in the SEG-NAU time scale features THE LITTLE BEGINNINS and BOLD STEPS of the SEG-NAU family. This time scale also features the presidential leadership of Mr. Emenaha Tochukwu. And the first Faculty Advisor as Prof. E.K. Anakwuba.

'''Core achievements in this time are:'''

* JUNIOR GEOSCIENTIST INTERSHIP PROGRAMME (JGIP)

* FIELD TRIP TO OIL SEEP SITE ENUGU

* 6-WEEKS E-LEARNING SERIES WITH A UNIVERSITY OF INDIA

* DISTINGUISHED STUDENTS AWARD

* LECTURE SERIES

* AFIKPO AID PROGRAM FOR FINAL YEAR STUDENTS.

== '''THE SILURIAN (-)''' ==

This Geologic time scale features an extensive progress in the SEG-NAU activities and a continuous development. This time scale also features the presidential leadership of Mr. Ifeanyi Eze, and the Faculty Advisor as Prof. E.K. Anakwuba.

'''Core achievements in this time are:'''

-         FIELD TRIP TO UGUEME, ENUGU STATE AND OKIGWE, ABIA STATE

-         AFIKPO AID TO THE FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

-         INTERNSHIP, MENTORSHIP, AND PLACEMENT FOR IT STUDENTS

-         DISTINGUISHED STUDENTS AWARD

-         2ND ANNNUAL LECTURE SERIES

-         GEOPHYSICAL TRAINING EXERCISE

-         SEG-NAPE TECHNICAL SESSION

-         JUNIOR GEOSCIENTIST INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (JGIP)

== '''THEDEVONIAN (-)''' ==

This Geologic time scale features massive increments in evangelism towards the geoscience awareness and improved approaches in breaching the gap between the geoscience industry and the academia. . This time scale also features the presidential leadership of Mr. Orabueze Chijioke, and the Faculty Advisor as Dr. I.I. Obiadi.

'''Core achievements in this time are:'''

-         UNIZIK GEOSCIENCE NANO CONFERENCE

-         COMPASS TRAINING SESSION

-         PSEUDO-SEMINAR PRESENTSTION FOR FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

-         DISTINGUISHED STUDENTS AWARD

-         ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES

-         EBENEBE OUTREACH PROGRAM

-         CUSTOMIZATION AND SALE OF FIELD COMPASS AND NOTE BOOK

-         DEPARTMENTAL WEEK

-         MATHEMATICS TUTORIAL FOR 100 LEVEL AND 200 LEVEL STUDENTS

-         DISTRIBUTION OF GEOSCIENCE TEXTBOOK PHOTOCOPIES

== '''THEDEVONIAN (-)''' ==

This Geologic time scale features SEG-NAU MEGA Programs and introduction of more interesting and educative aspects into the society. This time scale also features the presidential leadership of Miss Awele Kayala Nwanze, and the Faculty Advisor as Dr. I.I. Obiadi.

'''Core achievements in this time are:'''

-         GENERAL STUDIES AID FOR THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

-         ONLINE RESEARCH SERIES

-         MEGA FIELD CAMP AT NNEWI (NFC)

-         SEG SCHOLARSHIP AND APPLICATION AID

-         ANAMBRA GEOSCIENCE FAIR (AGF)

-         ON-CAMPUS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (O-GIP)

-         ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES AND WORKSHOPS

-         SEG CHALLENGE BOWL

-         VIRTUAL EXCURSION AND UPES INDIA

-         MINI-FIELD TRIP TO UGWUOBA

-         CUSTOMIZATION OF SEG T-SHIRT

'''WE CAN SAY THAT SEG-NAU CHAPTER IS TRANSGRESSING AND WILL KEEP ATTAINING GREATER HEIGHTS IN TRANSFORMING THE WORLD OF GEOSCIENCES. SPECIAL THANKS TO SEG INTERNATIONAL FOR THEIR UNMATCHED CONTRIBUTIONS AND INNOVATIVE INPUT IN THE GROWTH OF SEG-NAU CHAPTER.'''

Nnamdi Azikiwe University International Engagement

SLS 2017 SEG-NAU student Society was very pleased to announce that the president Mr Emenaha Tochukwu had been awarded the travel grant to attend the SEG Chevron student leadership symposium at the SEG annual meeting, 2017.

SLS 2021 It was on a good note and great excitement that the SEG-NAU student chapter announces another award in 2021 as the acting president, Mr Fidelis Precious won the travel grants to attend the 2021 student leadership symposium.

SEG Evolve 2019 A team of five promising geoscientist were selected to to participate in the SEG EVOLVE under the guidance of Dr David Anomneze. These participants included; Mr Chijioke Orabueze, Mr Tochukwu Onyebum, Miss Irene Meniru, Miss Chidimma Igwenagu and Mr Kingsley Eze.

Ebenebe Reach Out 2020 The Ebenebe Reach Out was a 3 days cognizance program that kick started on the 28th of January, 2021. It was held in Ebenebe community of Awka-North Local government area of Anambra state, Nigeria. The program was executed in two phases; The Junior Geoscientists Internship Program (J-GIP) and the Rural Rugged Geo-awareness Program. Junior Geoscientists Internship Program (J-GIP) The J-GIP was aimed at creating awareness among high school students about the Field of Geosciences. It was carried out in four schools and it lasted for 3 days. During the course of the program, the students were given a one-hour talk on the role of geosciences to the society and career choices that can be pursued in the field was brought to the knowledge of the students. Quiz session was also carried out, where four outstanding students from each school were were selected for further exercise. On the second day of the program, the Outstanding students from all 4 schools took part in a 1-day Internship training on basic Geoscience topics, workbook session, Visual Aided Program and Presentation of learning by participant. Then on the last day of the program, All 16 participants were taken on a field exercise where they were exposed to basic physics and procedures for acquisition and interpretation of Vertical Electrical sounding data for the delineation of depth to ground water.

Rural Rugged Geo-awareness Program This program was carried out as a one-day Community Roadshow. It was done to raise awareness about the benefit of Geosciences, also sensitizing the locals on dangers involved in indiscriminate waste disposal and poor drainage system which was the major problem in the community. They were further enlightened on ways and Solutions they could adopt to deal with these environmental problems. At strategic positions in the community flyers were distributed to the locals and they received it cheerfully.

Anambra Geoscience Fair 2021 (AGF) The AGF program was an international fair hosted by SEG-NAU student chapter in March, 2021. The fair was a geoscience career orientation and capacity building program which was aimed at connecting high school students and newly admitted undergraduates to the world of Geosciences. The fair which took place from 25th March, 2021 to 26th March, 2021 hosted about 4 students each from 10 high schools and about 30 newly admitted undergraduate geoscience students. The fair had loads of activities such as Enlightening career talks, Intensive Trainings on Basic Fields of Geosciences, Top Notch Industry Exhibitions, Poster sessions, Interactive Sessions with young professionals from Brazil, Lecture by The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency Delegate and The Fair Challenge.

Geophysical Field Camp 2020 "Saving the future today" was the theme for the 2020 geophysical field camp. it was an event that every Geoscience student were excited to participate in, due to the field experience and the camp activities that was introduced into the program. The camp program which held in Nnewi local government area of anambra State, Nigeria carried out her activities in first two weeks of September 2020 with about 40 participants. These participants were splited into a total of nine teams. The program was divided into three stages; The Inhouse training was the first stage of the program. It comprised of different learning sessions such as, public speaking workshop, Panel session with professionals from the industry and presentation seminars. The second stage involved the On-field survey and the camping activities. This survey Incorporated the use of Vertical Electric Sounding (VES) method. The aim of the survey was to determine the groundwater potential, Pollution status and Vulnerability assessments of the aquifer in the area. And all the survey activities were successfully carried out. While for the camping experience, Indoor games, soccer, and volleyball games were among the many recreational activities that participant got engaged in. Then on the third and final stage of the program, each participating teams got to work with the task of interpreting the field survey data, writing reports of their results and presenting their findings before a panel of judges. All teams were graded based active participation and quality of writing and speaking. The best team were being presented with a price of excellence and automatic entry into the next field camp.

OUTREACH SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES EBENEBE REACH OUT 2020 (8th January to 17th March, 2020). Geosciences has been a course not well known by resident and the Communities around, making it not to be a cause of choice for high school leavers and also the abuse of environment by the society at large. For this reasons the SEG NAU chapter was able to organize an outreach program with an objective to change the narrative. The SEG-NAU chapter which had about 40 members including executives and facilitators visited the Ebenebe town in Anambra state of Nigeria to host and an Outreach titled "Ebenebe Reach Out 2020" with all its members separated in groups to visit four schools in the town and a Roadshow to create awareness. Each of these four schools had about 30 final grade students in attendance, they were taught basics of geophysics and its benefits to society. The program which ran through 8th January to 17th March was also equipped with a 1-day internship program, personal work sessions on interpretation of vertical electric sounding data which had 16 best Active students of the first outreach exercise from all four schools participating. During those periods after the Outreach exercise and internship training, the chapter members visited and revisited the community and schools with a survey team observed and monitored the program's impact, also within those visitation, training exercises were put in place as the best Active participating students trained other students. This led to the creation of 4 active sub-chapter in the participating School. During and after the outreach program, the chapter was able to effect a good percentage reduction in the Dumping of refuse, construction of buildings along waterways and poor drainage system, draw the attention of the government towards the bad Road in the Residence area and the high school student being able to define a career path in the geosciences of which about 30 students from all four schools got interested in the area of Geophysics with the aim of pursuing a career in it. Finally, through the exercises and all the visitations and retraining, four active SEG sub-chapter in all four schools were created, which is being guided by the SEG NAU chapter.

ANAMBRA GEOSIENCE FAIR 2021 (Monday, 1st of March to 12th of April, 2021).


With the current prevalence of medical, pharmaceutical and health sciences as the most sought after courses by aspiring undergraduates of Nigeria and apathy of these students and even young geosciences undergraduates to pursue careers in geosciences, the future of geosciences in Nigeria suffers a great setback which can only be annulled through more informative and career development oriented mega outreaches.

The ANAMBRA GEOSCIENCE FAIR (AGF) is a Geoscience Career Orientation and Capacity Building Program. It is a 6-week, biannual program designed by the outreach arm of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Student chapter of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists to build on the gains of Junior Geoscientists Internship Program(J-GIP) as well as to expand the scope the J-GIP to an eventful and more innovative one that not only creates awareness of the geosciences and spikes the interests of high school students in a remote community, but will also go a step further to ensure individual career development of the first year students of the department of Geological sciences and Applied Geophysics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka on their chosen geosciences career of interest. The outreach objective was to expose the high school and first year students to the 21st century lucrative career choices in Geosciences while embarking on massive geosciences/geophysics training programs for the students.


This was done by engaging over 150 participants in illuminating career talks, pseudo industrial exercises, industry and student exhibitions, extensive field exercises, interactions with key industrial personnel and young professionals as well as industry excursions.

Community-wise, the program was also targeted to raise awareness of geological hazards associated with illegal mining of under-exploited minerals within the state following a review of the geological survey of Anambra state which revealed that various towns of the state including Ukpor, Awka, Ajalli are endowed with commercial quantities of mineral resources such as kaoline, gypsum, bentonite and ironstone which are overlooked by the government, leading to over importation and illegal mining of these minerals by locals of such communities. An act which births most of the numerous environmental hazards including erosions, mass wasting and collapse of structures notable within these towns.