Jimmy D. Cain Travel Awards

Nominations accepted until 5PM on Friday, May 3, 2019

Students conducting research in Patagonia

The Jimmy D. Cain Travel Awards seek to formalize the development professionalization and soft skills for students entering the geospatial and energy industries by providing opportunities for students to interact with industry professionals and to describe and deliver the outcomes of their work at professional meetings. This program supports conference travel for TAMU students to attend and present at APSG and energy industry conferences. This program provides up to $500 in support for conference registration, travel, housing and meal costs for students to attend APSG and other energy industry meetings courtesy of the APSG Education Foundation. A total of two awards will be granted: one award will be made to a student at the undergraduate level, and one will be made to a student at the graduate level.

Eligibility

Full-time students within 12 months of their graduation, currently enrolled at Texas A&M University within a geospatial or geoscience field are eligible to win this award. This award is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Deadline

All application materials must be submitted via email by 5PM Central on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Application Submission

All application materials must be submitted via email to the TAMU Geography Department Advisor geog-advisor@geog.tamu.edu.

Application Materials

Any student who wishes to be considered for the Jimmy D. Cain Travel Award should submit the following materials. The Jimmy D. Cain Awards committee will review applicants, choose winners, and make the announcement of the winners by Wednesday May 8, 2019. 

  1. Your personal information:
    1. Your name
    2. Your degree and major
    3. Your year of graduation

  2. A professional resume (including GPA, internships, conference presentations, etc.)

  3. The conference information:
    1. Name of conference
    2. Date of conference
    3. Location of conference

  4. A one- to two-page personal statement addressing the following items (at a minimum):
    1. Why are you passionate for a career in geomatics, geospatial techniques and/or applications for the energy industry, data integrity, and/or data management?
    2. How have you demonstrated your interest in a career in geomatics, geospatial techniques and/or applications for the energy industry, data integrity, and/or data management?
    3. How have you shown leadership, or demonstrated the desired capacity to be a future leader in the energy industry?
    4. What are the goals you plan to achieve by attending this professional meeting and/or how will attending this professional meeting help to advance your career goals?

Awardee Reporting Requirements

Winners of the Jimmy D. Cain Travel Awards will be expected to submit a one page report about their experience to TAMU and the APSG Education Foundation with two weeks of the conclusion of their conference travel. This report should include the following information (at a minimum):

  1. What were your goals for attending this professional meeting?
  2. How did you plan to achieve your goals?
  3. Did you achieve your goals?
  4. How has this experience helped you on your career path?