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"Share Your Story" History Studio

What’s Your Story?

ATCE attendees who've worked in the E&P business for at least 25 years are invited to share their experiences at the Share Your Story History Studio in Room 350A, on Level 3 of the convention center. The stories collected will be included in the Engineering and Technology History Wiki, a multi-society collaboration created to archive oral and written histories of the engineering profession. Participants will also receive a copy of their interview to share.

Engineers have long been leaders in technological innovation and invention. Recording the circumstances that led to those advances can give us a roadmap for future inspiration.

Sign up to reserve your 30-minute audio interview spot at ATCE. 

The resulting interview will be recorded, preserved, and shared on the Engineering and Technology History Wiki (ETHW) for posterity. You will also be given a copy of the interview to keep.


How to Prepare for Your Interview

Check out this list of interview tips to help you jog your memory and familiarize yourself with the interview process.

  • Show up to your appointment on time.  Each appointment runs 30 minutes and we will take a few minutes to get you set up and comfortable with the recording equipment. Arriving on time allows for the most time to conduct the interview.
  • Choose your questions ahead of time, so that you can think about what you want to say, and will feel more confident at the time of the interview.
  • Go through old photographs or papers that remind you of your own personal history of the industry.  You will be surprised by how many memories these artifacts spark.
  • Try to think in terms of how what you want to talk about has impacted the industry or how you do your job. 
  • Dress comfortably.   The more comfortable you are, physically, the more comfortable you will be to discuss your memories. 
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy the interview!  You might be nervous at first, but take a deep breath, relax, and let your memories do the talking.

What should you talk about?

Pick three questions from this list (pdf), and bring them with you to your interview appointment.   
Your experiences of working in the industry are valuable and important.  Don’t allow them to be lost to future generations. 

What will the interview sound like?

Listen to this audio interview with Nancy Musick, a former reservoir engineer, as she relates her experiences working in the industry in the 1980s and 1990s.