Offshore Technology Conference • 1-4 May 2017 • NRG Park • Houston, Texas, USA

Energy Education Institute

Science Teacher Energy Workshop (grades 4-12)

Energy Education Institute
Thursday, 4 May 2017 | NRG Park | Houston, Texas

You are invited to attend a free, one-day energy workshop during the Offshore Technology Conference.

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

That’s what one teacher said after attending the Energy Education Institute workshop at OTC. By registering today, you, too, can be part of this exciting, informative, content-rich workshop!Teacher 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 Houston’s largest energy conference, this workshop provides educators with a close-up look at the energy industry, the energy technologies and energy professionals at work each day. Teachers will receive 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.”

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 Houston area.

Presentation on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
OTC 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
Among the biggest exhibit floors in the energy industry, the OTC 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.

You will receive:

  • Free registration, thanks to the generous sponsorship of ExxonMobil
  • Substitute reimbursement (USD 200)
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • 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 people learn more about the industry
  • Parking

Make this your year to attend! Space is limited, apply today! Registration is open until 3 April!

At the registration link above, select the silver "Attendee" registration button. On the next page, under the "Teachers" section, select "Register Now."

High School Student STEM Event

The oil and gas industry needs bright minds. No matter the market condition, the industry always needs engineers, and that’s why the Offshore Technology Conference 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 Houston-area students during the conference.
Student Workshop

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

This year’s student workshop for the Energy Education Institute is Thursday, May 4, at NRG Park during the OTC conference.

About 200 high school math and science students will see firsthand the exciting opportunities the oil and gas industry can offer. Registration for the STEM event will end 10 April 2017.

This workshop can accommodate a total of 200 students and chaperones. Due to the popularity of the program, schools that have not previously attended will receive priority acceptance.

  • 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.

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