2016 Grants-in-Aid Recipients

In 2016, the Grants-in-Aid program awarded 116 graduate and doctoral students with a total of $260,000 in geoscience research funds.

These funds are granted annually thanks to our Named Grants, most of which bear the names of many generous supporters of the AAPG Foundation. These grants are given to provide financial assistance to graduate students (currently enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. programs) whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources, and/or to related environmental geology issues.

Student University Grant
Karena Gill Auburn Don R. Boyd Memorial Grant
Jason Fisher Auburn University J. Ben Carsey, Sr. Memorial Grant
Michael Gray Australian School of Petroleum Gustavus E. Archie Memorial International Grants
Emma McNulty Binghamton University Mruk Family Named Grant
Michael Stephens California State University Sacramento Frederick A. Sutton Memorial Grant
Di Chen China University of Petroleum-Beijing Gustavus E. Archie Memorial International Grants
Alexander Cheney Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Hang Deng Colorado School of Mines Grants-in-Aid Fund
Mimi Do Colorado School of Mines Peter W. Gester Memorial Grant
Shawn Lopez Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Bryan McDowell Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Andrew Reisdorf Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
Elizabet Wilson Colorado School of Mines Duncan A. McNaughton Memorial Grant
Jingqi Xu Colorado School of Mines Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Jonathan Casey Root Cornell University Raymond C. Moore Memorial Grant
Natasha Morrison Dalhousie University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Anastasia Polymeni Heriot-Watt University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Ashutosh Tripathy Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Horst and Jessie von Bandat Memorial Grant
Cameron Stewart Indiana University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Zalmai Yawar Indiana University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Ciara Mills Indiana University - Bloomington Harold J. Funkhouser Memorial Grant
Hannah Warrener Keele University Grants-in-Aid Fund
M‘lanie Bouchard Laurentian University Roger W. Stoneburner Memorial Grant
Patrick Jordan Mississippi State University Michel T. Halbouty Memorial Grant
Wesley Weichert Missouri State University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Xin Zhan Missouri University of Sciences and Technology M. Ray Thomasson Named Grant
Anindita Samsu Monash University Alexander and Geraldine Wanek Memorial Grant
Ryan Creitz New Mexico State University William E. & Jean Crain Named Grant
Daniel Foley Northern Arizona University Thomas A. Hendricks Memorial Grant
Rachel Krueger Northern Arizona University Paul Danheim Nelson Memorial Grant
David Canova Northern Illinois University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Nicholas Williams Northern Illinois University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Ashley Dupont Oklahoma State University Allan & Eleanor Martini Named Grant
Aaron Prock Oklahoma State University Fred A. & Jean C. Dix Named Grant
Yulun Wang Oklahoma State University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Justin Drummond Queen's University Jay M. McMurray Memorial Grant
Matthew Dorsey San Diego State University John Teagle Memorial Grant
Chloe Chateau Simon Fraser University Donald A. & Mary O’Nesky Named Grant
Lucian Rinke-Hardekopf Simon Fraser University David Worthington Named Grant
Sarah Schultz Simon Fraser University Merrill W. Haas Memorial Grant
Nora Nieminski Stanford University Lawrence W. Funkhouser Named Grant
Alireza Bahadori Stony Brook Universtiy Michel T. Halbouty Memorial Grant
Philipp Tesch Texas A&M University James E. Hooks Memorial Grant
Jonathon Weiss Texas Christian University William E. Gipson Named Grant
Eric Friedman Texas Tech University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Selina Cole The Ohio State University Michael S. Johnson Named Grant
Lee Drago The University of Alabama Grants-in-Aid Fund
Bridget Pettit The University of Kansas Barrett Family Named Grant
Nick Ettinger The University of Texas at Austin Kenneth H. Crandall Memorial Grant
John Li The University of Texas at Austin Edward C. and Caroline Beaumont Named Grant
Michael OConnor The University of Texas at Austin Grants-in-Aid Fund
Nicolas Quante The University of Texas at San Antonio John W. Robinson Named Grant
Brian Diehl The University of Tulsa James E. and Elloie B. Wilson Memorial Grant
Kienan Marion The University of Western Ontario Martin D. Hewitt Named Grant
Frank Boudinot Univeristy of Colorado - Boulder Gustavus E. Archie Memorial International Grants
Shuqing Yao University of Aberdeen R. E. McAdams Memorial Grant
Alexander Corrick University of Adelaide Bernold M. “Bruno” Hanson Memorial Environmental Grant
Kenneth Craig University of Adelaide James E. Hooks Memorial Grant
Ruijia Wang University of Alberta SEAPEX Named Grant
Andrea Stevens University of Arizona Arthur A. Meyerhoff Memorial Grant
Bram Komaromi University of Calgary Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Grant
Alex Zumberge University of California Riverside John E. Kilkenny Memorial Grant
Julie Zurbuchen University of California Santa Barbara Marta S. Weeks Named Grant
Anastasia Fries University of Cincinnati Ohio Geological Society Named Grant
Rebekah Simon University of Colorado at Boulder Ike Crumbly Minorities in Energy Named Grant
Sarah Wright University of Georgia Horst and Jessie von Bandat Memorial Grant
Pin Lin University of Houston M. Ray Thomasson Named Grant
Yiduo Liu University of Houston J. Elmer Thomas Past Presidents Named Grant
Crystal Saadeh University of Houston Arthur A. Meyerhoff Memorial Grant
Tyson Smith University of Houston Hugh D. Miser Memorial Grant
Andrew Canada University of Idaho Kenneth H. Crandall Memorial Grant
Erich deZoeten University of Kansas Frank E. Kottlowski Memorial Grant
Deserae Jennings University of Kansas David Worthington Family Grant
Katherine Kuklewicz University of Kansas Weimer Family Named Grant
Fan Zhang University of Kansas Gustavus E. Archie Memorial International Grants
Oscar Javier Arevalo Baez University of Leeds Sherman A. Wengerd Memorial Grant
Joseph Emmings University of Leicester Donald F. Towse Memorial Grant
Scott Hamilton University of Louisiana at Lafayette Edward B. Picou, Jr. Named Grant
Daniel Bell University of Manchester R. Dana Russell Memorial Grant
Sarah Newport University of Manchester John H. and Colleen Silcox Named Grant
Anna Ling University of Miami Jean G. Funkhouser Memorial Grant
Leticia Rodriguez Blanco University of Miami Nancy Setzer Murray Memorial Grant
Edward Matheson University of Nebraska-Lincoln Rodney A. Bernasek Memorial Grant
Gerhard Heij University of Oklahoma Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Niles Wethington University of Oklahoma Norman H. Foster Memorial Grant
Andrei Ichaso University of Saskatchewan William E. & Jean Crain Named Grant
Maximiliano Paz University of Saskatchewan The Institut Français du Pètrole Named Grant
Yu-Chen Zheng University of Saskatchewan David Worthington Named Grant
Erica Rubino University of South Carolina Suzanne Takken Memorial Grant
Yuxiang Zhang University of Texas at Arlington Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Yaser Alzayer University of Texas at Austin Meckel Family Named Grant
Sarah George University of Texas at Austin Gordon I. Atwater Memorial Grant
Ashlyn Murphy University of Texas at Austin R. E. McAdams Memorial Grant 
Margaret Odlum University of Texas at Austin Alexander and Geraldine Wanek Memorial Grant
Benjamin Smith University of Texas at Austin Classen Family Named Grant
Katie Taladay University of Texas at Austin William Dow Hamm Memorial Grant
Eric Bergersen University of Texas at El Paso Marilyn Atwater Memorial Grant
Rachelle Kernen University of Texas El Paso W. David Wiman Memorial Grant
Anna Weiss University of Texas, Austin David Worthington Named Grant
Aubry DeReuil University of Utah Raymond D. Woods Memorial Grant
Ryan Gall University of Utah Robert K. Goldhammer Memorial Grant
Joao Luna Gonzalez University of Utah Kenneth O. Stanley Memorial Grant
Shawn Moore University of Utah Harry and Joy Jamison Named Grant
Nicholas Fedorchuk University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Robert & Carolyn Maby Memorial Grant
Benjamin Barnes University of Wisconsin§Madison Robert & Carolyn Maby Memorial Grant
Weston Martin Utah State University Garth W. Caylor Memorial Grant
Amy Moser Utah State University L. Austin Weeks Memorial Grant
Liaosha Song West Virginia Univerisity Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
Oluwasegun Abatan West Virginia University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Anna Sofia Andeskie West Virginia University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Jeremiah Bernau West Virginia University James W. Milliken Memorial Grant
Haibin Di West Virginia University AAPG Eastern Section Named Grant
William Frier West Virginia University Pittsburg Association of Petroleum Geologists Named Grant
Brittany Hupp West Virginia University Grants-in-Aid Fund
Mohammad Kazemi West Virginia University Richard C. Hasson Memorial Grant
Matthew Rine Western Michigan University Richard W. Beardsley Named Grant