The SPE Gulf Coast Section (GCS), in cooperation with the GCS Permian Basin Study Group, hosted the 2nd Annual High School Invitational on 15 April. The joint effort welcomed advanced-level, Houston-area science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) high school students to a luncheon held at the Norris Conference Center in Houston, Texas. The students were selected based on recommendations from faculty at high schools with active STEM initiatives. During the luncheon, Christine A. Ehlig-Economides, professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University, gave a presentation titled “The Future of Petroleum” to the audience of professionals and more than 40 students. This event informed students about various opportunities in the oil and gas industry and gave them the occasion to pose questions to industry professionals.