9-11 OCTOBER 2017

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas, USA


Science Teacher Energy Workshop (Grades 4-12)

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 | 08:00 - 14:00

Teachers are invited to attend a free, one-day energy workshop during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

“I had no idea there was such significant technology at use in the energy industry today. Right here in Texas.”

That’s what one teacher said after attending the Energy4me workshop presented by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. By registering today, you can also be part of this exciting, informative, content-rich workshop!

You will receive comprehensive, objective information about the scientific concepts of energy and its global significance–while discovering the world of oil and natural gas exploration and production.

Hosted during ATCE (SPE’s annual member event), this workshop provides educators with an up-close look at the energy industry, technologies, and professionals at work each day. Teachers will receive a standards-aligned, grade-level curriculum to take back to the classroom.

Another teacher said,

“This workshop provided me with knowledge as an individual, but also gave me tools to use in the classroom.”

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You'll Receive:

  • Free registration, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Schlumberger

  • Substitute reimbursement (USD 200)

  • Breakfast and lunch

  • An energy curriculum for the classroom

  • All the “swag” you can carry from the exhibit floor. The exhibitors always have fun and educational items to help attendees learn more about the industry

  • Parking


Workshop Highlights

Hands-On Classroom Activities

Explore age-appropriate energy curriculum through hands-on activities. Instructors from the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED), the US’s leading provider of energy education programs and materials to schools, lead this part of the workshop. All NEED learning activities are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The workshop allows teachers the time to network with others, consider ways to integrate energy more deeply into their classrooms and provides an experience unique to teaching in the greater San Antonio area.

Presentation on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

ATCE brings together some of the industry’s most engaging and accomplished professionals. During the workshop, teachers have the opportunity to chat with an engaging, insightful and entertaining speaker who shares about the role of energy in our everyday lives. The Q&A is engaging, honest and fun.

Technology Tour

The exhibit floor reveals all aspects of the offshore oil and gas industry. From helicopters to blow out preventers to crew quarters for offshore rigs, the exhibit floor has it all! Participants in the teacher workshop get to tour and chat with energy professionals showcasing their technologies and services.


High School Student STEM Event 

Wednesday, 11 October | 08:00 - 13:30

The oil and gas industry needs bright minds. No matter the market’s condition, the industry always needs engineers, and that’s why the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition conducts an award-winning educational program aimed to inspire the next generation of engineers. To encourage students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), we offer an exciting workshop to San Antonio-area students during the conference.

Students will participate in hands-on energy exploration experiments provided by the US National Energy Education Development Project, meet industry professionals and tour the ATCE exhibit floor as part of a fun and educational scavenger hunt.

About 200 high school math and science students will see firsthand the exciting opportunities the oil and gas industry can offer.

  • Schools bear no cost to attend the workshop thanks to the generous sponsorship from Schlumberger.
  • All students participating must be 15 years or older.
  • Please limit the number of students from your school to 25. One chaperone per 10 students is required.
  • Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Schools using district buses will receive a bus stipend to help with transportation costs (up to USD 200 per bus).
  • Because of increased security, we ask that the students leave all backpacks at school. Students need to remain with the tour group at all times.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit organization. Income from this event will be invested back into SPE to support many other Society programs. When you attend an SPE event, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Scholarships, certification, the Distinguished Lecturer program, and SPE's energy education program Energy4me are just a few examples of programs that are supported by SPE.


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