Energy4me Event Takes Petroleum Engineering to Permian Basin School Students 

The SPE Permian Basin Section started its September with the successful kickoff of its Energy4Me energy education initiative in Odessa, Texas. By collaborating with the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) STEM Academy, a charter school, and Communities in Schools Permian Basin (CISPB), an organization which helps students stay in school, SPE members of the Permian Basin Section helped educate K-12 grade students about the importance of energy and practical STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) applications in the energy industry. Coordinated and led by Yogashri Pradhan, reservoir engineer for Endeavor Energy Resources, the kickoff event was attended by elementary to high school students of the UTPB STEM Academy and CISPB. Educating the students of the Permian Basin community on STEM subjects would foster their interest in them and inspire the students to pursue STEM careers. The Energy4Me event comprised lesson plans for the students about the oil and gas industry and included activities representing simple concepts in petroleum engineering.

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