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Blog / February 26, 2018

The Houston Geological Society sponsored Geosciences Day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science for the third year in a row.  The HGS docents toured nearly 120 Freshmen Petroleum Academy students and chaperones from Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy along with Westside and Milby High......

Blog / February 26, 2018

IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy students at Southwest High School competed in the FIRST Robotics qualifier contest on Saturday, January 27 at Bethesda Christian School.  The FIRST Tech Challenge (“For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) teams are challenged to design, build, pr...

Blog / February 26, 2018

The IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy at Southwest High School participated in the annual PowerPoint/Panel Speaking Competition on January 17-18, 2018. The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for students in our Petroleum Academies to demonstrate their knowledge of the oil and gas industry ...

Blog / November 13, 2017

The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center kick-started the 2017-18 school year with a new opportunity through Dale Carnegie for our Petroleum Academy teachers. This exclusive event would not have been made possible without the generous financial support of Dale Carnegie and Southwestern Energy....

Blog / November 13, 2017

Ashley Menendez, Southwest High School 2013 salutatorian and class president, and member of the IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy at Southwest, spoke on April 5, 2017 at the annual meeting of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) in Washington, DC.  Ashley spoke about her experience in the aca...