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Blog / December 1, 2018

In December, IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy sophomores, juniors and seniors from Southwest High School traveled to Texas A&M for the annual Spark Conference which is an engineering design competition with a strict focus on inspiring students to explore the field of engineering. The students spent a...

Blog / November 2, 2018

In September, 120 high school students who participate in one of the five petroleum academies, supported by the IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center gathered at the University of Houston to compete in a nationally acclaimed Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) competition. This event was g...

Blog / November 1, 2018

In November, female IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy students from Energy Institute High School and the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy attended the 16th annual Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy held at the Royal Sonesta Houston Hotel. Their attendance at the conference was gen...

Blog / October 23, 2018

This year, the IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center put on one of our biggest events to date, an Oil & Gas Career Conference for over 650 students enrolled in the four Houston IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academies. Students learned the basics of the oil & gas value chain,......

Blog / October 12, 2018

In August, the University of Houston Energy hosted “A Day of Science and Fun” summer camp specifically for IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy high school students. Students were invited to spend the day on the University of Houston campus and participated in engaging, hands-on STEM activities, includi...

Blog / August 24, 2018

Incoming petroleum academy freshmen at Southwest High School participated in a leadership camp after school started in August. The students enthusiastically participated in activities coordinated by Leadership on the Move and enjoyed a pizza lunch supported by the IPAA/PESA Education Center.  All o...

Blog / August 14, 2018

IPAA’s industry training courses are growing in popularity and companies are using them as cost-efficient ways to bring on-board their new employees and recent hires. With that in mind, we’ve announced our 2019 course dates early to allow companies enough notice to send their new......

Blog / August 10, 2018

Westside High School hosted their annual summer camp for incoming petroleum academy freshmen in August.  Approximately 40 freshmen and 12 upperclassmen spend their day taking part in team building activities led by InnerWorks Company.  Students were tasked to work together to solve fun and fast-pa...

Blog / August 7, 2018

In an effort to make sponsorship obtainable for both individuals and companies, we have revamped the many ways to support the IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center in 2019. We are so proud of the Energy Education Center’s track record of success and want to ensure everyone......

Blog / July 13, 2018

Do You Match? The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center has been making an impact on communities in Houston and Fort Worth because of generous donations from people like you who believe in our mission of providing students with a multi-disciplinary advanced academic learning experience in science,......