API – Delta Chapter, and several other petroleum industry societies and organizations volunteered their time and/or monies to sponsor the BLAST/FIRST LEGO League Louisiana Championship Tournament again this year.
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, with preferences to those pursing a career in Petroleum or Chemical Engineering, Geology and the sciences.
Under the umbrella name of PIPE (Petroleum Industry Promoting Education) energy industry societies sponsored the Louisiana Children's Museum's (LCM) FETCH Oil and Energy Saturday on August 16, 2008. Over 690 visitors participated in the event.
The Delta Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute, a non-profit organization headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, is pleased to support the rebuilding of the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools by donating $25,000 for the freshman science labs.
Rebuilding our city by teaching our children- teachNOLA seeks the nation's most outstanding certified teachers as well as recent college graduates and mid- and post-career professionals to make a difference by teaching in public schools in New Orleans. This highly-selective initiative recruits the most talented individuals to drive the city's rebirth by boosting academic achievement for all students.
The Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair was held on March 15th at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. API judged the Senior Division of the Energy Category. The winners, their teachers, and schools were recognized and presented awards on March 17th.
API, along with other industry societes participating with PIPE, sponsored the 2007 BLaST competition. The event was held at J. D. Meisler school in Metairie. The competition consisted of teamwork presentation, design presentation, research presentation and actual robot challenge.
In an effort to promote interest in and support of the petroleum industry, API-Delta Chapter initiated a Special Award for the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair relating to oil and gas industry topics.