In Autumn 2009, the Executive Board started promoting the Imperial Barrel Award amongst Delft students for the first time. IBA Coordinator Walter Eikelenboom gave an introductory presentation and all board members actively approached students to participate in the prestigious IBA 2010.

Although many students showed interest and three students were ready to make a final commitment, the required fourth student to complete the 2010 team could not be found. The deadline for team subscription could therefore not be met in 2009 year and the AAPG sc Delft did not yet participate in the IBA programme. However, plans are already being made for participation in the Imperial Barrel Award 2011.