Students: 2022 Scholarships and Student Night

Sacramento AEG Student Night Meeting 2022

The AEG Sacramento Chapter is hosting its annual Student Night meeting on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 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. 

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, $35 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

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 ( and industry sponsorships, we are able to offer larger student scholarships this year: a $2,000 undergraduate scholarship and a $3,000 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 Thursday, April 14th 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.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 14th. See the application materials for full eligibility requirements and instructions.

Scholarship Application Materials:


Sponsorship Opportunities

To help offset event expenses and fundraise for future meetings, we are offering organizations the opportunity to sponsor Student Night for $100. Sponsors will be recognized for their generous donation at the event, and their logos will be featured on our website, this landing page, and at a slide show before the student poster presentations. 

If you are interested in attending and sponsoring Student Night, please RSVP and chose the $100 Sponsorship registration option through the online platform linked HERE. Please also feel free to reach out to us with any questions and submit company logos to or  

Meeting Information (subject to slight changes):

5:00 – 6:30 pm       Meeting Opens & Poster Presentations Begin

6:30 – 7:15 pm        Dinner (Pizza) & Best Poster Award votes casted

7:15-8:00pm          Best Poster Award and Scholarship Winners Announced

Register HERE!

Thanks to our 2022 Student Night sponsors!!!