IPAA independent petroleum association of america, america's oil and gas producers

Petroleum Academies » Energy Education Center Initiatives

The key components of the IPAA/PESA petroleum academy program include:

  • Membership of the IPAA Emerging Leaders group
  • Partnerships with oil and natural gas businesses and associations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic focus
  • Real-world career experiences through participation in a paid externship program
  • Exploration of various careers in the industry through a guest speaker program
  • Industry-related and university field trips
  • Utilizing industry software
  • Student energy clubs
  • Scholarships for college
  • Community service including environmental projects
  • Professional development and leadership training
  • Public speaking and academic competitions
  • Freshman summer camp programs
  • Mentoring by young and tenured industry professionals
  • Positive impact on first generation high school and college graduates
  • Social and career networking opportunities