Bucharest Student Chapter final report - geo.edu.ro


Bucharest Student Chapter final report - geo.edu.ro


1. Introduction ……………………………….……………………………………………….3

2. Activities ……………………………………………………….…………………………...4

2.1. Meetings and presentations ……………………………………………………….…4

2.2. Field trips ……………………………………………………………………………..9

2.2.1. Leaota Mountains Field Camp………………………………………….……....9

2.2.2. Buila-Vanturatita Mountains Field trip……….………………………………10

2.2.3. Ciucas Mountains Field Trip..............................................................................11

2.3. Collaborations with other organizations …………………………………………..12

2.3.1. The Collaboration with the SEG rong>Studentrong> Section…………………………….12

2.3.2. The Collaboration with the EAGE rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong>…………………………16

2.3.2. The Collaboration with Kogayon Association ……………………………..…17

2.4. International participation..………………………………………………………....19

2.4.1. The EAGE 2008 Near Surface Conference, Kracovia, 2008……………….. 19

2.4.2. The 7 th Symposium on Remediation, Jena 2008………………………………20

2.4.3. SEG International Exhibition & 78 th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas 2008…….21

2.4.4. AAPG ER IBA / rong>Studentrong> Leadership Meeting, Prague 2009………………..22

2.4.5. The 71 th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Amsterdam 2009……………......24

2.4.6. AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Denver 2009…………………....25

2.4.7. MOL – Freshhh 2009 Competition…………………………………………….26

2.5. The ‘Geoecologia’ rong>Studentrong>s Symposium, Petrosani 2008…………………………28

2.6. The 10 th Symposium of the Romanian rong>Studentrong> Geologists, Cluj-Napoca 2009….29

2.7. The International Geosciences rong>Studentrong> Symposium, rong>Bucharestrong> 2010…………....33

2.8. The Educational Fair………………………………………………………………..35

2.9. The BSC Library……………………………………………………………………36

2.10. The BSC Christmas Celebration………………………………………………….38

3. The Lake Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant ……………………………………….39

4. The BSC executive committee and members ……………………………………..…....40

5. The last meeting ..………………………………………………………………………...42

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1. Introduction

The rong>Bucharestrong> rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> of AAPG is a student association with scientific

profile, affiliated to the University of rong>Bucharestrong>, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics. Its

activities are performed under the name of the AAPG and its intern organization is

according to the AAPG Bylaws for student chapters. The BSC activities are supervised by

our faculty officials and guarantied to the AAPG by our Faculty Advisor, Prof. Dr. Nicolae

Anastasiu and our Faculty Co-Sponsor, Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Dragastan.

As a more detailed description of BSC, in our faculty we have three student chapters

(AAPG, SEG and EAGE), however, they are mostly formed by the same group of people,

gathered under the name of rong>Bucharestrong> rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> of AAPG (BSC of AAPG). We keep

this name because we started off as an AAPG chapter and because the main structure of the

BSC is according to the AAPG bylaws for student chapters. The only difference is that

BSC now has two specialized divisions which represent the SEG and the EAGE. Even

though the project and the activities are made by collaboration of all three chapters, the

main recognition of BSC inside our faculty remains as an AAPG chapter (being mostly

directed to the younger students), the rong>georong>physical and the engineering working groups

being concentrated on more professional activities. The three chapters also have different

officers and different faculty advisors.

This year of activity started on the 1st of July 2008. Until 1st of October 2008, the day

that marked the beginning of the academic year, our activity was focused on projects and

collaborations. After that, our main concerns were the meetings with the sessions of

presentations, the field applications for students, the organization of the new rong>Bucharestrong>

rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> Library and the preparing of the papers for the 10 th Symposium of The

Romanian rong>Studentrong> Geologists. This year of activity ended on the 30th of June 2008.

The executive committee of BSC this year had the fallowing configuration:

President: Ioana Stan

Vice-President: Cristian Mihalcea

Secretary: Ioan Leparda

Treasurer: Diana Ciobanete

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2. Activities

BSC has a wide range of activities, which we try to widen more every year.

Our activities in the faculty comprise of two meetings and sessions of presentations a

month, projects like the Info BSC Journal and the very new BSC Library, constant research

work in collaboration with our professors in the BSC office and in the laboratories of our

faculty and a very important activity, organizing and participating in student symposiums.

Our field activity usually consists of two field trips a year, organized exclusively by

BSC, one in the autumn and one in the spring; field camps in the summer in collaboration

with the University of rong>Bucharestrong>, with the SEG rong>Bucharestrong> rong>Studentrong> Section, that is now part

of the BSC, and also with the Kogayon NGO. In addition, BSC members try to participate

in as many field activities they get the chance to that are organized by our faculty.

Finally, last but not the least, we have the BSC Christmas Celebration, which we

organize yearly, and which we prepare very thoroughly, because we invite all the professors

to attend it, and it is our chance to talk to them and show them what we have achieved.

2.1. Meetings and sessions of presentations

The BSC meetings and sessions of presentations are held twice a month, every

Thursday, at 4 pm. They consist of presentations made by students, professors, researchers

or professionals we invite. We encourage very much students‟ presentations.

This year we

had two courses that

lasted for a week.

They were held by

two former students

of our faculty, PhD.

Elena Dobrica,

University of Paris

and Dr. Mihai Ducea,

University of Arizona.

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The persons who attend these meetings are BSC members, other students who see our

advertisements in the faculty and are interested in the subject of a certain meeting, and also

professors who support us and our activity.

The first meeting we had this year took place on the October 9 th , 2008. This was an

administrative meeting and was attended only by BSC members and our Faculty Advisor,

Prof. Dr. Nicolae Anastasiu. Its purpose was for our Faculty Advisor to be formally

introduced with the new BSC officers, and for the officers to present the preliminary plan

for this academic year to him and to the other members. Starting form this, we had a long

discussion and took several decisions on how we were going to handle this year‟s activities.

The second meeting of this academic year took place on October 23 rd , 2008. This

meeting addressed the younger students who didn`t know what AAPG was. Before this

meeting, we had a week of „recruiting‟ campaign, amongst the first and second year

students. For this meeting, the new committee officers put up a special presentation, in

which they tried to show, the best way possible, what AAPG means, what are the

advantages of being an AAPG member and what a student chapter is. The presentation was

held by the vice-president, Cristian Mihalcea. He also presented our chapter‟s past activities

and the ones we we‟re going to have in year that had just begun. Our Faculty Advisor, Prof.

Dr. Nicolae Anastasiu held a speech trying to encourage new students to become members

of AAPG and BSC.

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Here are some of the topics of our presentations:

November 6 th , 2008 – we had two students that held presentations.They were:

Natasa Dinca – Microfacies and digenesis of the Murighiol Limestone and Cezar Iacob –

SEG Projects of Special Merit – Collaboration project between the student organizations

of University of rong>Bucharestrong> and Free University of Berlin.

November 17 th , 2008 to November 21 st , 2008 – we had a five-day course, held by

an ex-student of our faculty, Dr. Mihai Ducea. He is now with the University of Arizona,

USA. The course was called „Isotopic Geochronology „ and the topics discussed were:

- Nuclear Stability and Isotopic Disintegration

- Disintegration and Isochrones

- Mass Spectrometry

- Diffusion and Dodson’s Law

- U-Pb Geochronology

- Sm-Nd Geochronology

- Lu-Hf Geochronology

- Re-Os Geochronology

- Geochronology of the Rare Gases (U-Th-He)

- Applied Geochronology: Subductional Accretion – thermo-chronology,

Monterey, California

- Applied Geochronology: Paleo-topographical Studies using Detritic Zircon,

Sierra Nevada, California

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December 4 th , 2008 –

BSC Faculty Advisor

Prof. Dr. Nicolae

Anastasiu came and

spoke to us about his

experience in Cape

Town, South Africa,

when he was there for

last year`s AAPG


Exhibition and Annual Meeting. The topic was Geodiversity in South Africa – Between the

Altantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Professor Anastasiu has a real talent for speaking to

students and we are lucky that he holds these presentations every time he arrives from an

exotic place.

January 15 th , 2009 – this time, we had two presentations held by two studends:

third year student, Alexandra Secleman - Precambrian Shields. She had an interesting view

on Precambrian Shields‟ evolution and she shared it with us. The other presentation was

held by a fifth year student, Camil Badulescu. He presented the paper he was going to

submit for the Simposium of the Romanian rong>Studentrong> Geologists, called Study of SKS wave

splitting in Vitosha station, Bulgaria.

March 5 th ,

2009- this was the

second time this year

when we had our

Faculty Advisor

Prof. Dr. Nicolae

Anastasiu for a

presentation. This

time he spoke to us

about Australia,

Australia – Time

and Space Geologic Stops. He was in Australia for a month and he presented us several

aspects of Australia: rong>georong>logy, wildlife, also lifestyle and academic life in Sydney.

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March 23 rd to 27 th , 2009 – this was a one week short course, Evolution of the Solar

System – From Cosmic Dust to Planets. It was held by a former student of our faculty,

who is now a PhD student in Paris, studying meteorites, Elena Dobrica. The course

consisted of a total of ten

hours, two hours per day,

every day with a different

topic. The short course

was a success; a great

number of students

attended it. It ended with a

short test, and the ones

who passed were awarded

with a diploma.

April the 2 nd , 2009 – In this session, a fifth year student, Florentina Enea, also a

former BSC president, spoke to us about her 5 week experience at the University of

Arizona. The topics she approached were: the

collaboration project our university has with U. of

Arizona, a short introduction in the rong>georong>logy of the

region, San Carlos – an important source of Periodot

and the old copper carrier at Bisbee.

April 16 th , 2009 - we invited a renowned

Romanian rong>georong>logist, which had retired, to tell us how

they used to mine for gold 50 years ago, in Africa. It

was an enlightening experience, listening to that man.

He brought us black and white pictures to see how it

was like. We were very impressed by the courage

rong>georong>logists had then, and we all became very aware that

we still had to be courarong>georong>us in our field of work, even

with all the new technology.

May 8 th , 2009 – we had a hole-afternoon meeting, in which all the students who

were going to present papers at the Symposium of the Romanian rong>Studentrong> Geologists held

their presentations for a last review of their advising professors. They all answered

questions and offered clarifications to everyone who wanted, so they would be well

prepared for the actual symposium.

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2.2. Field Trips and Field Camps

First of all we want to thank AAPG for its financial support. Without this support

the field trips mentioned below would not have been possible. Our Faculty offers financial

support for just one field trip every year, and this is not enough for students to learn

everything they need to know by the time they graduate about field rong>georong>logy. The field trips

we organize within the BSC are bound to offer our members the opportunity to see and

understand better rong>georong>logical phenomena in its natural context and also to learn rong>georong>logical

mapping better.

2.2.1. Leaota Mountins Field Camp

This was the first

application of the summer. It

took place in the Leaota

Mountains in Romania. It

was organized by our faculty

and benefited of the

cooperation of our older

members, who went there as

instructors. They were meant

to help Dr. Denisa Jianu, with

whom we have a long collaboration. Also, some of the younger members of BSC

participated in the field camp. It lasted for ten days and it was meant for the first and second

year students to learn to recognize the

types of rocks in the field, to

understand the process of formation of

some of them and to learn the

methodology of rong>georong>logic mapping.

The rong>georong>logic mapping was made

in metamorphic rocks, along more

valleys. The students were split into

teams and each mapped one of the

valleys. The rong>finalrong> results were very


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2.2.2. Buila-Vanturarita

Massif Field Trip

This autumn‟s field trip took place in the last

weekend of October, from the 24 th to 26 th , in the

Buila-Vanturarita Massif. The Buila-Vanturarita

National Park is administrated by the Kogayon

NGO. There are many members of Kogayon who

are rong>georong>logists or study rong>georong>logy or rong>georong>sciences and

some who are also members of our chapter, so we

have a very good collaboration with this


As a result of our good relationship, they

gave us access to the Codric refuge in the

mountains, where we camped, and two of them

came with us as „rong>georong>logic guides‟.

The purpose of this field trip was for the

students to understand the tectonic setting and the stratigraphy of the massif. This whole

zone is part of the Carpathian Orogeny. The Buila Vanturarita Massif is part of the Getic

Nappe, which was put in place during the Laramie Tectogenesis. The important thing about

this massif is that you can see both the crystalline basement and the sedimentary cover on

several valleys. We followed the Bistrita Valley to grasp the transition between the two. We

also mapped part of the Valley.

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2.2.3. Ciucas Mountains Field Trip

First of all, BSC wants to thank AAPG for the financial support, because without

the funds from The Lake Austin Weeks Grant this field trip wouldn’t have taken place.

This field trip took place in spring (April

24 th – 26 th 2009). We were guided by our

Faculty Advisor Prof. Dr. Nicolae Anastasiu.

He is an extremely good sedimentologist and

knows very well the area. We also invited Lect.

Dr. Marius Mocuta who specializes in

Engineering Geology.

The field trip fallowed two important river

valleys: Teleajen Valley and Buzau Valley (the

trip covered 500 km). On both Valleys we had

both rong>georong>logical objectives and engineering

rong>georong>logic objectives (Maneciu Dam and Siriu


On the Teleajen Valley we saw the Kliwa

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Sandstone Formation (Oligocen) and the Late Disodile and Menilite Complex (Oligocene)

at Valenii de Munte. We also visited the Slanic salt mine, where the salt is found in a 500 m

diapire and it is rich in hydrocarbons. At Teisani we saw the Slanic Tuff (Badenian),

Nodular Gypsum and Gypsum with microstratification, also Marls with Globigerinids and

Clay Schists with Radiolarians. At Maneciu, we first visited the Dam and then we went to

see the Brebu Conglomerate Formation. The last site on the Teleajen Valley was the Cheia

Conglomerate Formation where we made sequence analyses and paleoenvironment

reconstruction with Prof. Anastasiu.

On the Buzau Valley we saw the Cretaceous Formation (Late albian – Turonoan) at

Intorsura Buzaului where Marl and gray-maroon Limestone are alternated by green and

maroon Clay. All rock types are rich in microfauna. At Siriu we received explanations

about the Dam and we saw the Tarcau Sandstone Formation and the Buzau Valley

Turbidities Sequence. At Patarlagele we had a very interesting stop; we visited a rock

carrier where Miocene Diatomite was exploited.

Our last stop was at Berca, at the mud-volcanoes (Miocene – Pliocene). These are

found in the Subcarpathian Nappe. The Berca structure is an anticline which is faulted both

longitudinal and transversal. The fault system has created migration paths for the

hydrocarbons found in Meotian and Sarmatian reservoirs. The hydrocarbons together with

the gas bring out the pelitic material in the form of a muddy matter which erupt in several

spots. The mud-volcanoes are 2-8 m high and have craters of 10-100 cm in diameter. The

Berca mud-volcanoes site is a natural reserve.

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2.3. Collaborations with other organizations

2.3.1. Collaboration with the U of rong>Bucharestrong> SEG rong>Studentrong> Section

The collaboration with the SEG rong>Studentrong> Section is very important for BSC; it has

been as long as 4 years now and it consists of more aspects. The most important one is a

project which consists of a yearly international rong>georong>physical field camp financed by the SEG


This year the project was

organized in Romania. Two graduate

students from the University of

rong>Bucharestrong> (UB) and BSC members

coordinated and led a small-scale,

applied rong>georong>physical field camp for 10

UB undergraduate rong>georong>physics

students and 4 German students from

their twinned SEG rong>Studentrong> Section at

the Free University of Berlin (FUB). This project was a continuation of the previous years‟

collaboration with the Stanford University (SU) rong>Studentrong> Section, in the idea of passing

forward the knowledge accumulated

in the two years experience. In the

summer of 2008, the FUB students

traveled to Romania, where, together

with other 10 inexperienced UB

students attended a field camp

guided by the two experienced UB

students and three UB teaching

assistants who provided mentorship

during the planning and acquisition stages of a number of near-surface rong>georong>physical surveys

at four Romanian mining waste deposits sites.

The investigations were focused on environmental issues, having as goals the

rong>georong>physical investigation of some mining waste deposits in order to obtain information

about their internal structures and rong>georong>chemical processes, information to be used

furthermore in rehabilitation processes.

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The field-camp took place in the Zlatna mining region, which represents a complex

area both from the existing deposits point of view and the pollution problems. It is located

in Center Region of Romania, in the Alba County, in Metaliferi Mountains area. The

metalliferrous minerals represent the main opulence of this area, especially the gold-silver

and copper minerals. The metalliferrous exploitation (especially the gold exploitation)

occurred from ever since the Roman Empire`s administration, but it reached the highest

level between the years 1970-1985. However, after the year 1990, the activity of mining

exploitation from this region (Rosia Montana, Baia de Aries, Zlatna, Rosia Poieni, etc.)

began to fail. The activities of mining exploitation in Zlatna region are now closed.

Four waste dumps were chosen for study, for emphasizing the similarities and the

differences of the investigation of the two main types of metalliferous dumps: exploitation

dumps and ore processing dumps.

There were four types of rong>georong>physical surveys used: Resistivity, Ground

Penetrating Radar, Magnetic and Seismic. These were chosen because they are the most

practical rong>georong>physical near-surface applications on former mining and mining waste sites.

By the field campaign's end, the students acquired both important hands-on training

as well as multiple data sets that will greatly aid them in completing undergraduate theses.

Overall, the twinned rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> field camp proved to be a successful approach to

collaboration and it exposed many students to their first practical rong>georong>physics training. The

UB student instructors and teaching assistants had the opportunity to teach in an interesting

and sometimes challenging environment. They are now eager to participate in more similar

projects and, if possible, at bigger scale.

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Another important part of BSC collaboration with the SEG rong>Studentrong> Section in our

faculty is the lecture programs the SEG provides, the Distinguished Lecturer Program and

the Honorary Lecturer Program.

In the fall of 2008, we

had the SEG/AAPG

Distinguished Lecturer Peter

M. Duncan. His presentation

was called Aggressively

passive: Microseismic

opportunities over an

oilfield’s life. This lecture

presented a view on the

history and development of passive seismic techniques, a discussion through state of the art

case histories and a vision on where this technology will play a role in the smart oil field of

the future. It was a pleasure listening to Peter Duncan, because he is an excellent lecturer

and a very charismatic person.

We were very lucky to have Peter Duncan at our faculty, as out of the 30 faculties in

Europe that applied for it, only 6 were selected to host this lecture. The selection of our

faculty for this program was the result of the very active and very efficient activities our

AAPG and SEG rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong>s have every year.

In the spring of 2009, on the 1 st of April, the SEG Honorary Lecturer Per Avseth

came at our faculty for a course. Per Avseth is a rong>georong>physical adviser at Odin Petroleum in

Bergen, Norway, and a consultant to oil companies within the field of quantitative seismic

interpretation and rock physics analysis. He is also an adjunct professor in applied

rong>georong>physics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim,

Norway. His lecture was called Mind the gap in seismic reservoir prediction:

How rock physics can bridge the gap between qualitative rong>georong>logy and quantitative

rong>georong>physics. Both events both organized by the two student chapters, supported by the

faculty officials. The attendance was very satisfactory and the impact was big.

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Also, attached to the EAGE conference in Amsterdam, it was also organized the

SEG/Exxon Mobile rong>Studentrong> Education Program (SEP), a SEG Foundation project

conceived to offer professional training

in petroleum exploration to graduate

students. 4 BSC members were

awarded travel grants to take part in

this program. On the 2 days program

they attended courses on petroleum

rong>georong>logy, seismic acquisition,

processing and interpretation, reservoir

engineering and workshops related to

the topic of each course.

At the end of the second day a

party was organized to celebrate the

success of the project and to offer the

participants the possibility to network

with industry representatives. The

event had as guests Phil Cristie (EAGE

president 2008-2009) and Prof. Kees


The program was a complete

success, the students being

considerably impressed by the quality

of the things learned and of the

connections and moments spent there.

After the end of the program,

the students remained to attend the

EAGE Annual Meeting.

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2.3.2. The Collaboration with the UB EAGE rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong>

The University of rong>Bucharestrong> EAGE student chapter was founded in the spring of

2009. It is among the first student chapters EAGE has. At that moment there were more

than a few EAGE members in the faculty and no one to maintain the dialogue with the

EAGE so things were a little messy. Until this year, BSC handled the EAGE affairs too,

because there was no organized group to do it. The EAGE activities were short lectures by

EAGE Distinguished Lecturers and participation at the EAGE Annual Meetings.

Unfortunately, BSC did not have sufficient time, thus we decided to found an EAGE

student chapter to look after the EAGE activities.

The EAGE rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> is intended to the older student of our faculty, rong>finalrong> year

BS, MSc and PhD students, due to the specialized nature of the EAGE concerns. Most of

the members of this new chapter are also members of the BSC so we decided that there is

no conflict of interest if we made the EAGE rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> be a special division of the

BSC, like the SEG rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> is. However, these two are not less important, it is just

an organizational agreement. All the AAPG, the SEG and the EAGE chapters have their

own executive committees within the BSC.

At the time we had the EAGE Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. David Roberts, in

rong>Bucharestrong>, the chapter was already founded, so the organizing of the event went very well.

The EAGE rong>Studentrong> Lecture Tour is an event that has become a tradition in our faculty, it`s

the 3 rd year we have had it. The lecture of Dr. Roberts was called “"Minerals: Who Needs

Them, Who Supplies Them

and How Much Is There?”.

It observed and questioned

the global demand and

supply of minerals and the

role of rong>georong>logy in this

process. Some of the aspects

applied equally to oil and

gas. The conclusion of the

presentations showed the importance of rong>georong>logists in the production of minerals and metals

and how rong>georong>logists need to have a broad understanding of other disciplines if theirs are to

maximize on their career potential. The EAGE rong>Studentrong> Education Tour is an important part

of the extra curriculum activities we have in the faculty and we are much honored to be part

of it. We hope that our collaboration with the EAGE will get even more satisfactory.

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2.3.3. The collaboration with the Kogayon Association

As it is already known,

BSC has had a long

collaboration with the Kogayon

NGO, which was founded in

2003 by students of our faculty,

most of which are still members

of BSC. One BSC member, PhD

Florin Stoican is the president of

the asscociaton. Today the

association has over 150 members, most of them rong>georong>sciences students.

The Kogayon activity is focused on the „Buila-Vanturarita‟ National Park, which

Kogayon Association founded in 2004. Buila Vanturarita Massif is a 4500 ha mountain

with a lot of rarities among animals, plants

and rong>georong>morphology sites.

This year we continued our

collaboration by developing more projects

together, projects with benefits for both

sites, regarding the implementation of rong>georong>conservation

and rong>georong>-diversity programs.

Also, the Kogayon Association offers

us support in making at least one rong>georong>logic

field trip in their park every year, like the

one we had in October 2008. The „Buila-

Vanturarita‟ National Park is a very good

place for rong>georong>logic field trips as it has a very

complex and diverse rong>georong>logy. Beside

rong>georong>logy, students get the occasion to learn

about concepts like protected areas or rong>georong>conservation.

Another project in which we

collaborated with the Kogayon Association

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this year was the construction of the Curmatura Builei Refuge. This was a very bold project

as the refuge was going to be built on the limestone ridge of the Buila-Vanturarita

Mountains, at about 1600 m altitude, but it was necessary at the same time. As Buila-

Vanturarita Massif is a very important objective, both scientifically, as well as touristic,

having the more refuges as possible is a key aspect. The construction of the refuge

concerned us as rong>georong>logists who go regularly in that area, so we supported this project


There were 5 volunteer camps and a total of 90 volunteers from 7 organizations,

throughout all the erecting stages. Their role was to:

demolish the old building

salvage the reusable material (wood, stone)

carry the construction material on the ridge, as there was no means of transport

that could get there

reconstruct the stone foundation

prepare the material to be used

construct the wooden building

designing the interior of the refuge

However, the main construction work was done by 5 local artisans who were there

60 days besides the volunteer camps that took place in the weekend. It took 2 months to

complete the work, and on the July the 5 th we had the grand opening with Champaign and

formal attire (with boots on, of course).

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2.4. International Participation

2.4.1. The EAGE 2008 Near Surface Conference,

Krakow, 2008

During 15-17 September, in

Krakow, took place the Near Surface

2008 Meeting, organized by EAGE

Near Surface Section. Since two BSC

members (Cezar Iacob and Razvan

Orza) had their abstract selected for an

oral presentation and they also received

a travel grant from the PACE Fund,

they found other two members and a

car and went on a road trip to Krakow

to attend the conference. The trip to

Krakow lasted for 2 days, with one

night stop in Budapest.

The conference gathered

industry and academic professionals

from all over Europe and the

neighboring countries, having as main

common point of interest the applied

and theoretical near surface rong>georong>physics. The presentation of the BSC group related to

environmental application of rong>georong>physical methods received a lot of attention from the other

attendees. The event was very useful

also for networking with companies

and gather news about different

opportunities for the BSC members.

The trip back was nonstop

driving, on another route than the

one they came on, to enhance the

touristic experience.

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2.4.2. The 7 th Symposium on Remediation, Jena 2008

During 22-23 September 2008, in Jena, Germany, took place the 7 th Symposium on

Remediation organized by Jena School for Microbial Communication. Since two BSC

members were part of a research group that had an accepted abstract at this conference for

an oral presentation, along with two faculty representatives they left for a road trip through

Europe to attend this event. The trip to Jena lasted for 2 days, with one night stop in

Bratislava, Slovakia.

The conference gathered mainly academic and research professionals from

multiple rong>georong>-sciences fields, but having as a common interest the environmental purposes

directed to the remediation processes of the mining waste deposits. Along the success of the

presentation came also the very important discussions had with representatives of the

University of Jena regarding Ms and PhD opportunities for Romanian students.

The trip back to rong>Bucharestrong> lasted for 2 days, with one night stop in Budapest,


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2.4.3. SEG International Exhibition and & 78 th Annual

Meeting, Las Vegas 2008

In November 2008 the SEG International Exhibition and 78 th Annual Meeting was

held in Las Vegas. There were two BSC members who participated in it.

One of them, Christain Stanciu, was given a travel grant by Chevron for the

SEG/Chevron rong>Studentrong> Leadership Symposium, as he was vice-president of our SEG

rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> at the time. The SEG SLS is an equivalent of the AAPG rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong>

Leadership Symposium (AAPG SCLS). This year is the third time this event took place and

the second one in which the BSC has one of the members participating in it.


second one,

Razvan Orza

participated in

the meeting

with two


One was a




Single sensors

versus hard

wired array in

amplitude analisys and the other one was a presentation about the Zlatna Field Camp

(mentioned above), the one sponsored by the SEG Foundation. This was a great opportunity

to show the SEG the good use of the money they granted us. It also constituted insurance

that our future activity is going to be at least as good. This was important because our SEG

rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> here has other projects as well, which they would like to implement.

Hopefully, we will be granted in the future with the same support from the SEG.

Our participation in the SEG Annual meetings has become usual because our SEG

member students are extremely ambitious and determined in having as much scientific

activity as possible. This is an admirable thing and we are all very proud of them.

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2.4.4. AAPG ER IBA / rong>Studentrong> Leadership Meeting, Prague


This year, just like the last one, the AAPG rong>Bucharestrong> rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> was

represented in Prague for the AAPG European Region rong>Studentrong> Leadership Meeting. The

person who attended this meeting was Ioana Stan, BSC president at the time.

There were a number of 14 European student chapter presidents at the meeting. The

meeting was lead by the AAPG European Region President at the time - Istvan Berzci,

Mike Mlynek - AAPG rong>Studentrong> Affairs and Nick Lagrilliere - AAPG European Region

rong>Studentrong> Affairs.

The program included three presentations:

Istvan Berzci - Importance of students and young professionals to the AAPG

Mike Mlynek - AAPG rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> Programme and related benefits

Nick Lagrilliere - AAPG European Region rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> Programme strategy

After these presentations we had a very fruitful round table discussion. One

important topic of the discussion was the AAPG European Region rong>Studentrong>s and Young

Professionals Committee, how to use it to make it grow and hoe to use it to our advantage.

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Nick Lagrilliere was just starting with the AAPG European Region rong>Studentrong> affairs and

encouraged students to get

involved and be part of the

rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong>s Committee.

As a result of this discussion,

Florentina Enea, a former

president of BSC is now on

this committee.

The discussion lead

us from one thing to another

and we end up sharing

experience and giving advice

to the newer student chapters in how to organize and administrate. It was a good

opportunity to find out what activities other student chapters have and from whom they get

their financial support. Getting money for the student chapter activities is a very delicate

problem and we all tried to brainstorm

some ideas. We also talked about some

potential joint field camps.

The ideas and the solutions we

got from that meeting remained, some

of them have been implemented, some

of them are on the way of being

implemented, or still wait for the best

time and resources.

All in all, the rong>Studentrong>

leadership Meeting in Prague is a good

opportunity to link with officers from

other SC and surely it is good for the

AAPG European Region, as it is


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2.4.5. 71 st EAGE

Conference & Exhibition

EAGE is a professional association for rong>georong>scientists and engineers. It is a

European based organization with a worldwide membership providing a

global network of commercial and academic professionals to all members. The association

is truly multi-disciplinary and international in form and pursuits.

The 71 st EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2009 was

held in Amsterdam, 8-11 June, 2009, the conference theme being “Balancing Global

Resources”, the search for the right mix of traditional and new approaches to meet world

demand for energy, in a sustainable and responsible way.

The technical program consisted in oral and poster presentations as well as

workshops, field trips and short courses covering a whole range of rong>georong>sciences disciplines.

The student program was divided into 3 parallel sections including the student court

activities, the student short courses and the trial interviews.

A Romanian team consisting of BSC members took part at this major event,

actively participating at all student sections. That included oral and poster presentations,

SPE EUROPEC, 4 teams participating at the Geo-Quiz Challenge, EAGE rong>Studentrong> Evening,

trial interviews, short courses, etc. Several members also received travel grants from EAGE

rong>Studentrong> Fund and its official sponsors.

Participating at International rong>georong>sciences conferences is a key aspect of every

student‟s life, with further

implications in his career

development. The EAGE

student program gave us the

opportunity to optimize our

chances in pursuing careers in

Geology, Geophysics and

Petroleum Engineering.

Currently, several BSC

members are preparing for their

participation at the next EAGE Conference, to be held in Barcelona, June 2010. We hope to

make a wonderful impression and also to make the most out of our attendance at this

outstanding international event.

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2.4.6. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition,

Denver 2009

At the begging of May, we received an e-mail from Mike Mlynek, the students‟

representative with the AAPG which said that our chapter was among the first three

chapters running for the AAPG Outstanding International rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> Award, but it did

not say which place we came. We knew we had come in second the year before, but we

didn`t imagine that this year we would be in the run for the first place. The e-mail came

with an invitation addressed to someone form the head of the chapter to attend the AAPG

Annual Meeting to find our which place we came and eventually receive the honors. We

figured it was only fare for that moment`s BSC president to go attend the meeting, also

because she was the one who wrote the rong>finalrong> rong>reportrong> for the year before and knew well what

BSC was all about.

Quote from Ioana Stan, 2008-2009 BSC president:

„It was the first time I would have had to Fly in the US and I was a bit scared, but

also very enthusiastic. I figured “What can go wrong?”. Well almost everything went very

good, from the flight, to getting from the airport to the hotel and then at the meeting. I knew

I had only three days in Denver, so the first thing after I did after getting at the hotel, was

go visit Denver. So I did, it is a beautiful city, especially after I saw Houston, 5 months

later. Great view of the

mountains, I still regret

not having enough time to

go on one of the field trips

organized by the AAPG.

At the Icebreaking

Party I met the students

from the SMU, the

university which received

the AAPG Domestic

Outstanding rong>Studentrong>

rong>Chapterrong>, numerous people

working for the AAPG, I

had the honor of meeting several very important people, as Scott Tinker, John Lorenz,

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David Rensink, Will Houston, David Cook, and many others. It was a real honor for me

getting to shake hands with them.

When I got to the student reception I still didn`t know whether BSC had won the

first place for the Outstanding rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong>s‟ or not, so I was very nervous. Although I

tried the entire day to find the other two students who came for the same reason as me, I

couldn`t and that seemed quite strange. It rong>finalrong>ly turned out that I was the only one there

from that three student chapters, and of course I found out that our chapter, the rong>Bucharestrong>

rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> of AAPG received the AAPG Outstanding International rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong>

Award and I was the proudest person it that room that day, for representing my chapter. „

We feel that this award we received is a real reflection of our work and our

dedication to our chapter. I don`t know how anyone can imagine exactly how important our

chapter is to us. There are some of us who are extremely involved in all the organizing and

in the continuous efforts to fight the constant drawbacks we encounter. It takes an

enormous amount of work and we have to sacrifice a lot of time if we want things to go

well. We are lucky though that in the end the satisfaction of doing a good job is greater than


We want to take this opportunity to thank the AAPG for recognizing our work and

we also want to thank Chevron for the amazing contribution in sponsoring this program.

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2.4.7. MOL – Freshhh 2009 Competition

The Freshhh Competition is organized yearly by the Hungarian Oil Company MOL.

It is addressed to students in all fields, with no exceptions, but is obvious that only those

with interest in the oil and gas industry have a real chance in it.

For nearly 40 days, from March 5th until early April 2009, over 1000 students from

32 countries were competing in two tough rounds to qualify for the Live Final. The teams

were made up from 3 students. Our

faculty had 9 teams in the competition.

On-line Board Game Round

During the on-line board game

the participants were introduced to the

exciting world of the oil and gas

industry. On the on-line board game

the teams found the track which

imitated the value chain of the oil and gas industry. It started with Exploration and

Production, followed by Refining, Petro-chemistry, Logistics, Supply Chain Management

(SCM), Wholesale and Retail. Each round covered one element of the value chain and

required 1.5 – 3 days to capture the points. Within a round, related to the given value chain

element, the teams were challenged with 3 different tasks: quiz questions, an on-the-job

task and a logical game.

Creative Round

The task was to develop a game focusing on oil and gas industry. The teams had

two options to select from:

A game developed for general public (e.g.: gasoline customers at filling stations,

business partners, employees‟ families, etc.) with an objective of providing high level

information, generating interest in the industry while having fun

A game developed for secondary school students with an objective of utilization in

rong>edurong>cation as a supporting tool for teaching natural sciences while introducing oil and gas

industry in an attractive, enjoyable way.

The Live Final

There were 10 teams in the live rong>finalrong> in Budapest, but unfortunately there was none

from our faculty. Each team prepared a 10-minute presentation introducing their game idea

focusing on oil and gas industry.

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2.5. The ‘Geoecologia’ rong>Studentrong> Symposium,

Petrosani 2008

The “Geoecologia 2007”

Symposium is a yearly event that

takes place since 1999. It is being

organized by the Faculty of

Mines, affiliated at the University

of Petrosani. Petrosani is a

Romanian city situated in an area

with an intense mining activity.

This year was the 4 th time when

members of BSC participated in

this symposium.

The event lasted for three days:

27-29 November 2008. The oral

presentations were divided in 5 sections:

- Geology and Geophysics

- Environmental Engineering

- Mineral Resources Processing

- Civil Engineering, Topography, GIS

- Economic Engineering

- Mining Engineering

Giving the structure

of the technical

program, all the

students from our

faculty (BSC


participated in one

section, along with

students from

Petrosani, Cluj-

Napoca and Iasi.

The first place was

taken by Florentina

Enea – ex-BSC

president, the second

was taken by a

student from Cluj-

Napoca and the third

place was taken by another student of ours, Christian Stanciu. Of course, all the other

presentations were very good and professional as well.

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2.6. The 10th Symposium of the Romanian

rong>Studentrong> Geologists, Cluj-Napoca 2009

The Symposium of the Romanian rong>Studentrong> Geologists was founded in 1999, by BSC

together with the other two AAPG rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong>s in Romania, Iasi rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> and

Cluj-Napoca rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> (Iasi and Cluj-Napoca are both Romanian cities). With this

occasion an

older tradition

within a national


symposium that

was yearly

organized for


rong>georong>logists was

brought back.

This event was

to be organized

yearly, and in

succession by the three student chapters.

The Symposium of the Romanian rong>Studentrong> Geologists is the most prestigious student

event in rong>georong>-sciences organized in Romania. Here, students in rong>georong>logy, rong>georong>physics,

biology, chemistry, environmental engineering, mining technology or petroleum

engineering are competing with scientific papers and trying to assert themselves.

These last years of experience in the symposium, confirmed us that participating in

this kind of competition is extremely stimulating for students. The competition encourages

the performance and team work, while it creates good relationships between co-workers

and also quality specialists. This year‟s edition was the 10 th and it was organized by the

Cluj-Napoca rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> (CSC). Last year it was organized by the Iasi rong>Studentrong> chapter

(ISC) and of course, next year its BSC`s turn to host it.

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The event took place between the 7 th and 10 th of May and was hosted in the „Arcalia

Research Centre‟ of the Faculty of Biology and Geology, of „Babes Bolyai‟ University in

Cluj-Napoca, by the members of Cluj-Napoca rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong>.

There were a total number of 52 participants, presenting 37 scientific papers, divided

in 6 sections:

• Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry, Metalogeny

• Structural Geology and Tectonics

• Paloaentology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology

• Geologic Engineering, Geophysics, Hidrorong>georong>logy, Environmental Geology

• Miscellaneous Section

• special section for 1 st year students – Complex Scientific Communications

29 of all contestants were BSC members and they presented 19 papers.

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Presentation of the Program

On the first day, May 7 th , all the participated arrived at Arcalia and after Registration

we had an Icebreaking Party.

On May 8 th :

10 00 - 12 00 – Opening Session

Opening speech - Drd. Luminita Zaharie

Plenum presentations

Targiglaciar - Holocene Paleo-climatic reconstruction based on

speleothermes from the Apuseni Mountains – Dr. Tudor Tamas

Touristic and Geologic Itineraries – Valentin Turi

16 00 – 17 00 – Oral Presentations on Sections

On May 9 th :

10 00 – 13 00 – Oral Presentations on Sections

14 30 – 16 30 – Closing Session

Plenum presentation

Trachyte Mesa – from erroneous suppositions to correct conclusions –

PhD. Cosmin Stremtan

The Awarding Festivity

17 00 – The Closing Party

May 10 th was the last day of the event and as our train for rong>Bucharestrong> left in the

evening, we decided to go with the CSC members to visit their city, Cluj-Napoca for the

hours that we had left. This turned out to be a great idea because Cluj-Napoca is one of the

most beautiful cities in Romania and it is very far from rong>Bucharestrong> so we have few chances

of ever doing that. We also got the chance to get to know the CSC members better and we

also set up a foundation for a better collaboration in the future.


With the celebration of the 10 th year of this symposium, and each one of us with the

experience of organizing and participating in more than just a couple of editions, we can

now make an objective and mature opinion in what it is concerned.

We see every year that the number of papers is higher than in the year before and also

the quality of the papers presented is better. We have now a higher standard of the papers

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and in consequence the students are better prepared. This is a thing that is continuously

growing and it is just the thing we want. We are trying now to get younger and younger

students to get involved. We do not expect of them to conceive papers by themselves, we

advise them to collaborate with older students, and thus they can learn more tings from

them. The important thing for them is to understand that being a good scientist and

professional involves more than just showing up in school, and later on, at work - it takes

extra work and interest. Another important thing is that they have the opportunity to learn

notions and to learn operate devices that wouldn`t otherwise have the chance to. Any way

you look at it, it is an excellent chance for students to get better and better.

This symposium is also a good chance to maintain the collaboration between our three

student chapters in Romania, as they are all in very different parts of our country and they

interact little. We always try to do our best to create opportunities for the students to mingle

and get to know each other better, even create friendships. It is very well known that our

Universities are in a constant competition and they do not collaborate much – maybe we

can make a difference.

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2.7. 1 st International Geosciences rong>Studentrong> Conference

rong>Bucharestrong>, April 22 nd – 24 th , 2010

The conference is build around the traditional Symposium of Romanian rong>Studentrong>

Geologists organized yearly in the last 10 years in succession by the AAPG student

chapters in rong>Bucharestrong>, Cluj-Napoca and Iasi. In 2010 it is BSC`s turn to organize the

symposium. The conference gathers many programs conceived for students, most of them

with tradition, programs meant to help them in guiding their career and enlarging their



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The event will take place between 22 rd and 24 th of April 2010. The venue will be

the World Trade Center rong>Bucharestrong> conference centre

The conference will consist of the following events:

- The 11 th Symposium of Romanian rong>Studentrong> Geologists – traditional event for

Romanian students. Its main goal is to gather Romanian rong>georong>sciences students from all

over the country and offer them the chance to compete with oral scientific presentations

for the 3 sets of awards, one for each thematic section. The presentation have always been

made in Romanian, this being a tradition that we don‟t intend to change.

- The 1 st International Geosciences rong>Studentrong> Symposium – an event attached to the

previous, with similar goals, the difference being the target group, in this case being any

students interesting in competing at international level, with oral and poster presentation

made in English. The 1 st International Geosciences Job Fair – 3 days event that will take

place in the Plaza Room of the WTC conference centre and will consist of a fair where

companies will present to students their field, structure, technology and opportunities as

an employee. The exhibition room will be organized in booths, each company owning

one, according with the financing package chosen. There will be some booths available

for real or trial interviews where specialists of companies will investigate the resource

that the participant students are representing.

- Short courses and lectures held by highly qualified distinguished guests. Three of

these programs will be organized and they will be offered by the three partner societies:

SEG, AAPG and respectively EAGE.

- The SEG/Exxon Mobile rong>Studentrong> Education Program – two days training course in

petroleum exploration realized by professional trainers from Exxon Mobile. The event

will take place during 20 th – 21 st of April and will offer travel grants for students all

around Europe to be able to attend the program and the IGSC.

- The Challenge Bowl competition – program offered by the SEG Foundation and

organized by Peter Duncan. The event consists of an international quiz with questions

from all the fields of rong>georong>logy (petrology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, rong>georong>physics,

structural rong>georong>logy, petroleum rong>georong>logy etc.). The winning team will receive a travel grant

to attend the big rong>finalrong> of the contest which will be organized in Denver, USA, during the

SEG Annual Meeting in 2010.

- The field trip – a one or two days field application on the Prahova Valley and in the

Carpathian Mountains, with opportunities for visiting grate rong>georong>logical phenomenons and

outcrops, with guidance from professors of the University of rong>Bucharestrong>.

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2.8. The 10 th Educational Fair of the U of rong>Bucharestrong>

The 10 th Educational Fair of the University of rong>Bucharestrong> took place this year

between the 3 rd and the 5 th of April. The Faculty of Geology and Geophysics was there too.

rong>Studentrong>s from our faculty and rong>Bucharestrong> rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> Members offered a helping hand

with the organization of our stand where we advertised our Faculty. It‟s the 2 nd year BSC

members volunteer for the Educational expo.

All the departments of our Faculty had a place at the stand, to name a few: Geology

and Paleontology, Geophysics and Geological Engineering. The presentations that were

displayed during these three days were made from didactic materials which were part of the

collection the department of Geology and Paleontology hold. We also handed out flyers and

CDs with additional information.

We talked to everyone who showed a clear interest in Geology, either future

students or parents of future students, and people who had a genuine interest in the field.

We explained in a short way what

Geology was, what it studied, what

subjects we‟re taking and last but not

the least, the job opportunities that lie

in front of a Geology graduate.

We also had to put up with

bad advertise concerning

Geosciences‟ field from many people,

including promoters from other

faculties. Geosciences are considered

old, unpopular, rong>georong>logists are

mistaken with miners and they are

believed to have no future, so why

come and study at our faculty? Their

„fabulous‟ ideas made us more

ambitious us to find new solutions for

promoting Geosciences and to make

this our future goal.

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2.9. The BSC Library

The BSC Library is a big project of ours, which started as a “rescue operation” last

summer, after our faculty decided to dissolve the Tempus Library.

The Tempus Library was an old library of our faculty which was put up by students

many years ago. Note that this was not the official faculty library. In time, it became very

rich, as many of the professors and rong>georong>logic and rong>georong>physics societies donated collections of

books. The Tempus Library also comprises all the publications of the Romanian Geologic

Society. The library was taken care of by students; it was very well organized and was

available to all the students of our faculty.

The decision to dissolve the Tempus Library was made because in time, the library

had been abandoned and nobody dared to start over and manage it. The faculty decided

they needed the space, they so we offered to put up a new library, in the BSC office, which

had enough space. It was going to take an enormous amount of work, but we couldn`t let

this opportunity be wasted. Then the fun started.

It was at

the end of 2008

summer session

of exams when

we started to

move all the

books to our

office. Between

the exams and

the learning, we

used to get

together and we

all put a

shoulder into it. We took turns, but there were at least 8 of us every day. Imagine the dust

and the mess in a room stuffed with books which no one cleaned for years. We opened the

windows, put on some music and started carrying books to the floor below, in the BSC

office. It took us about a week to finish with this. Then the holiday came and most of us

left rong>Bucharestrong> and to our hometowns. We were going to continue the work in the fall.

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When the 2008-2009 academic year began, we found ourselves with the BSC office

full of piles of books. We had a logistic meeting and decided how to turn our office in a

library and still have enough space for our daily activities. We had to have all the work

done until the BSC Christmas Party, which always takes place in our office. When we

started the work we had about two months left until Christmas and we had to it all after

classes and in weekends. We also had to start the practice for the BSC carols choir some

weeks before Christmas, so we were on for a busy semester.

It followed several weeks of dividing the books into categories - the criteria was the

rong>georong>sciences branch that they approached, cleaning them and putting them in alphabetical

order by the first author. We also had to make room in the office; it was very difficult to

find things we could do without and throw them away. With this occasion we discovered

among our hundreds of rock samples a couple of tens which were radioactive and we were

astonished. We obviously got rid of them.

At one point we reached the stage when we actually needed library shelves. That was

when we realized we had a big problem. Someone had promised us a sponsorship for the

shelves but then failed us, so had to think of something else. We had no money so we had

to improvise. The boys brought some carpenter tools and modified the old furniture we had

in the office and we didn`t use. It took a lot of work, good planning and very skilled hands,

however we rong>finalrong>ly got our library shelves.

Then as we put the books on the shelves we also introduced them in the library

database. This was taking an awful lot of time and the Christmas party was coming. And so

we didn`t get to finish introducing all the books in the database before the Christmas party,

and we postponed this process. As the first semester was nearly over, and we knew that the

second one is awfully busy for us all, we were going to complete the database in the fall of

next year. This is in process now and it is going to be complete soon. However it may be, in

spite of what we had expected, we managed to do quite a lot of things in just two months.

So even if we do not have an exact keeping of the books yet, the library has been

extremely useful to the BSC members and we now use our office as a library and as a

reading room too. This library is an enormous advantage for all the BSC members and we

feel that it is a great achievement. We look forward to complete the data base in order to be

more effective in keeping the evidence of books and in finding what we need.

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2.10. The BSC Christmas Celebration

Our chapter organizes every year a Christmas Celebration where all the teaching

staff is invited, together with all BSC members ever, from all generations, not just the

present ones.

Usually, the most talented of BSC members put up a carols` choir, for which they

prepare weeks before. At the 2008 Christmas Celebration we had the most well prepared

choir ever. It was made up from 11 singers and two guitar players, conducted by an

extremely talented student of ours, Agatha Croitor

In addition, this

year we had a presentation,

with all that BSC has

achieved throughout the

years that was addressed

especially to the teaching

staff. We sometimes

encounter difficulties in

dealing with some of our

teachers and we thought

that if we would show

them what exactly what we do, they would understand and be more supportive. The

response was positive; they were impressed and pleasantly surprised. We have always tried

to have a good collaboration with them but most of them are usually too busy to mind us

and so our activities remain unnoticed. We intend of making this presentation be

permanent, not to let our activity pass through them.

And of course, after these, we have a networking party, where students and teachers

have the chance to interact in a pleasant atmosphere.

Preparing this Christmas event takes a lot of work and dedication, but we enjoy

doing it. We cook all the food ourselves and we gather money for the decorations and

everything else we need. We always feel very satisfied when all the preparations are ready

and we are waiting for the guests to arrive.

Next year it is going to be a special Christmas celebration, because BSC will have

its 10 th anniversary.

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3. The Lake Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant

This year, like the every year, BSC applied for the Lake Austin Weeks

Undergraduate Grant. The committee that decided the student to receive half of the grant

had the following configuration:

- The BSC faculty advisor: Dr. Nicolae Anastasiu

- The faculty dean (at that time): Dr. Victor Mocanu

- The head of the Mineralogy Departament: Gyuri Ilinca

- The BSC president: Ioana Stan

The selected student was Mihai Furnica, the former Vice-President of BSC.

The amount of the grant was of 1000 $. Both the money transferred to the

University‟s account and to the student‟s account have been used for the BSC`s projects

and needs. After the bank transfers and the money exchange, an equivalent of 870 $

remained to be used for our projects. The money has been spent according to the table


Expenses -Lei- -US $-

rong>Studentrong> Projects 250 83

rong>Studentrong> Field Applications 2100 700

Wireless Router 180 60

Office Supplies 200 66

Total 2730 909

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4. The BSC committee and members at 1 st July 2009


Year of Member Number













12 SCHEUL IONUT 2 10053866



15 CIOBANETE DIANA 2 10053862

16 LEPARDA IOAN 2 10053867

17 LIHACIU ALINA 2 10053869


19 PANAIOTU ANDREI 2 10053571




23 FURNICA MIHAI 3 10031811







30 STAN IOANA 3 10042120







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37 COSOVANU CORNEL 4 10031810

38 SPATARU ANA-MARIA 4 10031844





43 CHEREA DIANA ELENA 5 10018091



46 CROITOR AGATHA 5 10018081


48 ENEA FLORENTINA 5 10021550


50 LEGHEA VIOLETA 5 10018103



53 MIREA ADRIANA 5 10012599

54 MOLNAR RAZVAN 5 10018099



57 NICHIFOR BOGDAN 5 10018085






63 CODREA CRISTINA Ms 10011988

64 CORNEA RALUCA Ms 10018087


66 HULPOI ANDREEA Ms 10018100

67 IACOB CEZAR Ms 10018083

68 IVAN IRINA Ms 10010510





73 MARIS IZABELA PhD 10010505



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The executive committee for this year of activity had the following configuration:

President Ioana Stan stanioanacristina@yahoo.com

Vice-President Cristian Mihalcea cristiannmihalcea@yahoo.com

Treasurer Diana Ciobanete zephyr_cancer87@yahoo.com

Secretary Ioan Leparda ioan_alexandros2628@yahoo.com

5. The last meeting:

The last meeting of the 2008-

2009 academic year was on the 22 nd

of May, before the summer session of

examinations started. Attending this

meeting is compulsory for all active

members of BSC and the same as

every year, it includes the following


a brief overview of the activity made by the president

a short list of priority activities for the year to come

an open discussion with all the members about the future of the BSC and ways

of getting better and better in all our activities and the cooperation with our

university, the companies and most important with the AAPG

rong>finalrong>ly, the student chapter officers are elected, in democratic vote

useful tips and advice for the future executive committee of the chapter

speech of the president elected

The elect executive committee of the rong>Bucharestrong> rong>Studentrong> rong>Chapterrong> of AAPG has the

following configuration:

President Andrei PANAIOTU panaiotu.andrei@gmail.com

Vice-President Diana CIOBANETE zephyr_cancer87@yahoo.com

Secretary: Georgiana POPESCU tsufelix@yahoo.con

Treasurer: Alina LIHACIU anthea_munte@yahoo.com

After the last impressions were spoken we declared the year of activity closed.

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Ioan Leparda

Treasurer, Vice-President


Diana Ciobanete

Secretary Elect

Georgiana Popescu


Cristian Mihalcea

President Elect

Andrei Panaiotu

Treasurer Elect

Alina Lihaciu


Ioana Stan

Faculty Sponsor

Nicolae Anastasiu

Faculty Co-Sponsor

Ovidiu Dragastan

Raport Editor

President Ioana Stan

Former Vice-President Furnica Mihai


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