Each year the SEG Wiki holds a competition to recognize outstanding member, student member, and Student Chapter contributions to the SEG Wiki. For more information on how you can be honored for your contributions to the wiki and the SEG, check out the wiki awards.
2015 award winners
In 2015 the SEG proudly awarded the first Student and Student Chapter Wiki Champions, in addition to crowning the 2015 Wiki Champion. John W. Stockwell, Jr. retained the award for his continued commitment to preserving the history of exploration geophysics through biographies posted in the wiki. Raul Cova, geophysicist, Ph.D. candidate, at the University of Calgary won the 2015 Student Wiki Champion and the Student Geoscientific Society Berlin & Potsdam won the 2015 Student Chapter Wiki Champion award.
- SEG Wiki Champion: John W. Stockwell, Jr.
- Student Champion: Raul Cova
- Student Chapter Champion: Student Geoscientific Society Berlin & Potsdam
All of the winners will be honored at the Editors' Dinner at the 2015 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Video interviews of all the winners will be published shortly.
Wiki award honorees will receive:
- Free Annual Meeting registration for the winning student
- Featured article in The Leading Edge for all honorees
- Free SEG eBook of choice
- An SEG Wiki trophy
- Invitation to attend SEG’s annual Editors’ Dinner, a who’s who of accomplished authors and researchers in the Society.
2014 SEG Wiki Champion
As of October 15, 2014, there have been 19,253 edits to the SEG Wiki since it launched. John W. Stockwell, Jr. 2014 SEG Wiki Champion, has contributed more than 5,000 of those edits, making John responsible for over a quarter of all edits to the wiki. In 2014 alone, John contributed over 3,500 edits. That’s well over 3,000 more than the second-leading SEG member contributor. Even a modest estimate of John’s time spent contributing to the wiki puts his service in the 100s of hours for 2014 alone.
- "As with any human endeavor, exploration geophysics is really about the people. We have technological advances, scientific discoveries, and industry game changers, but we should never forget that these developments are made by our colleagues, friends, and teachers. The SEG attempts to recognize the important contributors to our discipline through awards, but these awards mean very little if nobody knows about the recipients. I have pulled from the dusty journals biographies and images of those who founded and nourished our discipline from its infancy to the present era. The threads of these lives lead to those who are revolutionizing exploration geophysics today. Last semester, at Colorado School of Mines, I instituted a 'Geophysicist of the Day' program, where I would occasionally broadcast a short email about one or more geophysicists, referring students and faculty to relevant SEG Wiki pages for more information. The program is so popular that I will continue it next semester.” - John W. Stockwell, Jr.