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Student E-Summits

Online activities

Student E-Summits

The concept

The EAGE E-Summits is a series of online events targeted to connect geoscience & engineering students from around the globe through an interactive forum. For each delivery, it brings together a new group of panelists to discuss a new topic.

All students are encouraged to actively participate in the E-Summits. Curious to see what has been done so far? You can find an overview of our past and future deliveries below.

Upcoming E-Summits

3rd March 2021 – Working together, apart: how to work in online teams effectively

It’s been almost a year since many of us had to switch from working at universities to mostly at home. With in-person meetings difficult, online teamwork has taken flight. This e-Summit will look at how some of our students (and their advisors) have been able to make group work over the internet successfully.


  • Johana Nevito – Member of the Carbonitos team from the Minus CO2 Challenge 2020. Johana is a Colombian geologist, with an M.Sc. in Petroleum Geoscience from IFP School.
  • Irvin Heriberto Carmona Díaz, the captain of the winning team representing the Mexican Institute of Petroleum in the Laurie Dake Challenge 2020, who is specialized in numerical reservoir simulation and EOR processes.   
  • Erick Emanuel Luna Rojero is in charge of the Reservoir Engineering Department at the Mexican Institute of Petroleum. In 2020, he assumed the role of a faculty advisor of the team that represented this institute in the Laurie Dake Challenge 2020.
  • Mahdi Bakhtbidar – Captain of the runner-up team in the EAGE Minus CO2 Challenge. Graduated with a master’s degree in Reservoir Geology and Geophysics from the University of Barcelona. 
  • Patricia Cabello López, Associate professor at the Earth and Ocean Dynamics Department (University of Barcelona) and member of the Geomodels Research Institute. She assumed the role of advisor of the runner-up team in the EAGE Minus CO2 Challenge.

Next up

March 2021 – Hit the Road: Geoscience Careers in Infrastructure and the Built Environment

Due to population growth and urbanization, more and more people are living in close proximity to each other, creating massive challenges for cities and the infrastructure connecting them. This e-Summit, we are exploring how the interaction between geoscience and engineering can help to alleviate some of these challenges, and what future careers in this sector may look like. 

Earlier deliveries:

 10 December 2020, How has Covid-19 affected your academic work and career outlooks? Will it have a lasting effect on the way we learn and network? with:

  • Alexander Jüstel, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Myrna Staring, Fugro, The Netherlands
  • Valérie Krampe, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • and;
  • Rumbidzai Nhunduru, Heriot-Watt University, UK

5 October 2020, Do you GE(E)T it? Geoscience, Engineering, and the Energy Transition, pt. 2, with:

  • Marco Anuña – Grupo ICE, Costa Rica;
  • Oscar Llamosa – AGEOCOL, Colombia;
  • Eduardo Lopez – Ecopetrol, Colombia;
  • and;
  • Stephanie Tavares – Federal University Fluminense (UFF), Brazil

11 September 2020, Going for Gold: mineral exploration and career development, with:

  • Michael Westgate – University of Witwatersrand, South Africa;
  • Florencia Balestrini – the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • and;
  • Tatiana Pertuz – Uppsala University, Sweden

10 August, Bridging the Gap 2.0, with:

  • Alexander Juestel, RWTH Aachen, Germany;
  • Shahdad Ghassemzadeh, University of Adelaide, Australia;
  • and;
  • Sathes Kumar, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia

6 July, Do you GE(E)T it? Geoscience, Engineering, and the Energy Transition, pt. 1, with:

  • Maximilian Haas – CERN / Montanuniversität Leoben, Switzerland / Austria;
  • Santika Satya Widita – Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia;
  • and;
  • Carla Martin Clave – University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

4 June, Ready, Set, GO! Best (and worst) practices kickstarting your career, with:

  • Larry Sandoval – Total, France
  • Sebastian Uhleman – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
  • and;
  • Axel Tcheheumeni Djanni – EMGS, Norway

30 April, How to Connect in Time of Self-Isolation? with:

  • Alexander Jüstel – RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Ibrahim Maarof – National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Nawal de Freslon – Beicip-Franlab & President of Local Chapter Paris, France
  • and;
  • Nombusa Maduna – University of the Witwatersrand, South AfrMarch


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