Natural gas energy industry focused students and faculty are invited to partake in the SHALE INSIGHT™ 2020 University Research Showcase at the Erie, PA Bayfront Convention Center on September 30 – October 1. Located in the exhibit hall, the University Research Showcase will allow students and faculty to showcase their groundbreaking studies, projects and research while networking with the nation’s foremost leaders on shale development.

Topics may include: subsurface research in drilling, hydraulic fracturing, groundwater monitoring, boring and logging techniques, as well as, “end use” potential; getting gas to market transportation/infrastructure, and increased energy efficiency concepts. “Non-technical” topics are also welcome such as the social and economic impacts of abundant and inexpensive energy made possible by natural gas.

Selected participants will be presented certificates of achievement on the Conference main stage prior to the closing keynote. Don’t miss this opportunity to network, build your resume and showcase your work!


University Research Showcase Details

If you have a study, project or research that you would like to showcase, please review the details and complete the application below. For questions or additional information, please contact Loren Anderson at

Subject to the number of submissions received, selected participants may have the opportunity to showcase up to four times. Please review the available dates and times below and indicate your availability on the application. Once the submissions have been reviewed and selected, the SHALE INSIGHT™ Conference selection committee will provide your scheduled date(s) and time(s). Following the initial congratulatory email, you will have two days to reply and accept.

September 30
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 1
8:00 am – 8:45 am | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

If selected to, participants will receive:

  • Complimentary Conference registration
  • 8’x4’ poster board, Velcro and thumbtacks for displaying
  • Certificate of Achievement with recognition at the closing keynote

University Research Showcase Deadlines

September 11 Submissions Due
September 16-18 Submission Selections Announced
September 24 Details provided to selected participants


University Research Showcase Application

If you would like to participate in the University Research Showcase, please complete the application below. The information will be provided to the SHALE INSIGHT™ Conference selection committee for review.

PLEASE NOTE that the material in this form must be submitted in one piece, and there is not an opportunity to save and work on it later. We suggest that you review the form and develop your responses to the questions in a word document if necessary and copy and paste the information into the appropriate sections to submit. The following submission is to include only non-proprietary information.


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