The Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair was held on March 17th at the UNO Human Performance Center. API judged the Senior Division of the Energy Category. The winners and their teachers were recognized and presented awards on March 18th.
Once again petroleum industry societies pooled their efforts to educate the community on various aspects of the petroleum industry, its jobs, the importance of the industry and its products in everyday living.
Once again, API - Delta participated as a Gold Sponsor for the FIRST LEGO League and Junior FIRST Lego League competitions. This year the Louisiana championship tournament was held on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Dominican High School.
The Delta Chapter of API was recently lauded at a “Day of Reflection” breakfast held at Chalmette High School on August 28 in commemoration of the 4th Anniversary of Katrina’s devastation of St. Bernard Parish. The school system hosted a breakfast for over 500 community members, and many of the system’s partners, including API-Delta Chapter, were invited to be part of the event.
Once again the stands were filled with supporting fans at The FIRST Robotics Bayou Regional Robotics Competition which was held March 19-21, 2009. This year the tournament was held at the UNO Arena. Thirty-Four teams from nine different states competed in the tournament.
The American Petroleum Institute – Delta Chapter awarded 22 scholarships for 2009 – 2010. The goal of the API – Delta Chapter scholarship program is to help students of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. Scholarships are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. However, API has given preferences to those pursuing a career in Petroleum or Chemical Engineering, Geology and the sciences.