SPE members from the SPE student chapter at Maharashtra Institute of Technology in Pune, India, recently hosted three Energy4me workshops in local schools. Their presentations benefitted 450 high school students from the region, and helped them learn more about the career options available in the oil and gas industry.
Each of the sessions began with an introduction about the importance of energy—oil and gas in particular—and presented the benefits of being a petroleum engineer. Following the speaker sessions, the Energy4me volunteers helped the students conduct hands-on experiments illustrating some of the concepts the students had just learned: porosity, permeability, density, viscosity, and perforated casings. Attending teachers also found the experiments interesting and participated alongside the students.
Did You Know? The Careers/Scholarship page on the Energy4Me website includes a list of available SPE section and university scholarships and petroleum engineering and technology schools worldwide. These lists are continually updated. New scholarships and schools can be added to the list by submitting information through the online forms available with the list.