Students: 2023 Scholarships and Student Night

Sacramento AEG Student Night & Jahn’s Lecture Meeting 2023

The AEG Sacramento Chapter is hosting its annual Student Night meeting on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 in-person at Drake’s: The Barn in West Sacramento! Student Night encourages students from our regional universities to make valuable connections with working professionals and the meeting is a great opportunity for geology students to meet/interact with professional geologists in the environmental & engineering geology fields. Student attendance is free and we strongly encourage professionals to attend and engage with students at this event. There will be a dinner, student poster presentations, and announcements of scholarship winners. Your first drink will also be included, courtesy of Gannett Flemming! Additionally, we will be hosting this year’s Jahn’s lecturer at the meeting, Vincent Cronin! Vincent will present on a student-oriented topic titled A Path from “Rocks for Jocks” to a Career in Engineering Geology.

Register for the meeting HERE.

Both students and professionals are highly encouraged to attend to provide the best experience possible. Registration is $30 for professional members, $50 for professional non-members. No registration fee for students but please register for headcount and our food order. The meeting is a great opportunity for geology students to interact with professional geologists in the environmental & engineering geology fields.

Please contact John Murphy, Chapter Chairperson (, or Matt Buche (, Scholarships Chairperson, with any questions.

Student Poster Presentations & Best Poster Award Competition

We encourage students to display and present posters featuring their work at the meeting. Posters are the highlight of the night for everyone and an excellent opportunity for students to interact with prospective employers. The first eight students who sign up and display posters will be awarded $50. Attendees of the meeting will vote on the best poster, and the winner will receive an additional $100. Students who would like to present a poster only need to send me an email ( with their poster’s title (working title is OK).  

H. Ray Taber AEG Founders Scholarships

Because of the generosity of the H. Ray Taber Foundation (, we are able to offer larger student scholarships this year: a $3,000 undergraduate scholarship and a $5,000 graduate scholarship. In addition to their check, finalists will be presented with a framed certificate and a rock hammer. Scholarship application materials are linked below. The scholarship application deadline is Monday, April 17th at 5:00 pm.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of the following four-year universities:
CSU Chico, CSU Sacramento, UC Davis, Univ. of Pacific, CSU Fresno, CSU Stanislaus, UC Merced

Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate scholarship applicants must be in their junior or senior year and have a declared major in geology or a related earth science discipline.
  • Graduate scholarship applicants must be a first- or second-year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree with an environmental or engineering geology emphasis, such as hydrogeology, earthquake and geologic hazards, etc.
  • Scholarship applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and will be scored based on their grade point average within their study major.

See the application materials for full eligibility requirements and instructions.

Scholarship Application Materials:


Meeting Information (subject to slight changes):

5:00 – 6:15 pm      Meeting Opens at the U&U Private Bar & Poster Presentations Begin, Dinner is Served

6:15 – 6:30 pm      Welcome and Chapter Announcements

6:30 – 7:30 pm      Jahn’s Lecture – Vincent Cronin

7:30 – 8:00 pm Announce Best Poster winner, scholarship winners, officer succession

8:00 – 8:15 pm Adjourn

Register HERE

Thanks to our 2023 Student Night sponsors!!!