Petroleum Academies » Academy Educational Initiatives
Society of Petroleum Engineers; TCU Energy Institute; University of Texas “Fundamentals of Petroleum”; Rice University; Colorado School of Mines; University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute; The NEED Project;
In order to prepare academy teachers to facilitate this advanced placement curriculum, each year new teachers attend the Offshore Energy Center's, Project E3: Expanding Energy Education and the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) Knowledge Box training, where they earn their Certification to Teach Energy Education.
Young Professionals Guest Speaker Career Series
Our goal within each academy is to provide students the ability to make more informed career choices in the areas of math, science and the emerging technology concepts available in our industry. Every other week young professionals from our industry volunteer to share the vast career opportunities that are available within our industry.
Junior Acheivement Leadership Training
Junior Achievement provides effective leadership training for our young professionals to teach in the classroom. Topics include Sean Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” business ethics, business management plus daily opportunities to practice effective teamwork in the classroom.
Yearly industry specific PowerPt competitions; 2 day PetroChallenge competitons; Energy Quest Competition (World Affairs Council) Energy City of the Future; Robotics; Shell Eco Marathon
Halliburton Real Time Decision Center; Museum of Natural Science Weiss Energy Hall; Ocean Star Museum in Galveston; Core Laboratories; Chevron Energy Trading Floor; National Oilwell Varco; PESA Oil 101; Oceaneering; Boys and Girls Country; Texas A&M; University of Houston; OTC Conference; Schlumberger Drilling Rig & Technology Center Sugar Land; Quicksilver Rig Tour in Fort Worth;
IPAA Academy Acknowledgements
Mayor’s Proud Partner Award (2007)
Milby Beautification Project
Volunteers In Public School (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Best Strategic Partnership
Texas Association of Partners in Education, Austin Texas (2009)