IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center

The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center supports education at every stage of life, providing oil and gas industry education in four broad areas:
1.   Award-winning High School Petroleum Academies
2.   NEW!  Middle School STEM Career Exploration Initiative
3.   Live and/or Customized, In-house Oil & Gas Courses*
4.   Industry-focused eLearning Online Courses*

* proceeds from these courses benefit the Energy Education Center.



Empowering middle school students with the knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, career paths within their reach.


Providing high school students with a foundation in engineering, geology, geophysics, and global energy management in the oil and natural gas industry.


Offering oil and natural gas industry-focused eLearning courses and instructional videos that are available online. Proceeds benefit the IPAA Educational Foundation.


Instructing live, in-person oil and natural gas industry overview courses throughout the year. Proceeds benefit the IPAA Educational Foundation.

The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center supports oil and natural gas industry education at every stage of life. View our brochure to learn more information about us.

Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Education Center Newsletter

The mission of the IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center is to support education at every stage of life, providing oil and gas industry training in four broad areas: high school petroleum academies, middle school STEM Career Exploration, continuing education eLearning, public, in-house Oil & Gas Industry Courses, with proceeds from the continuing education courses supporting the high school and middle school initiatives.

Energy Education Center Highlights


Event • Program • Externship Sponsors


American Association of Drilling Engineers · Atlas Resource Partners · Baker Hughes, a GE company · Barnett Shale Energy Education Council · Comanche Nuclear Power Plant · Consumer Energy Alliance · Corridor & Associates · Creighton Drilling Services · Flex Pipe Systems · Fort Worth Science Museum Energy Blast · Gearhart Industries · Houston Community College · Houston Museum of Natural Science · Integrity Directional Services · Knight Oil Tools · Kosmos Energy · Lamar University · Limerock Partners · Maersk · NASA · National Oilwell Varco · Noble Drilling · Offshore Energy Center · Pedernales Energy · Perot Museum of Nature and Science · Railroad Commission of Texas · Reef Oil & Gas Company · Rice University · Seely Oil · Select Energy Services · Silver Oak Energy · Sloan Consulting · Texas Christian University Energy Institute · Texas A&M University, College Station · Titan Liner · University of Texas, Arlington · University of Texas, Austin · Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy & Technology · World Affairs Council