...a collaborative effort among the petroleum industry societies, corporations and the education community. A sub-committee, whereby societies and corporations pool their efforts and inform the teachers and schools about the resources available within the industry to help with education, in particular, energy education. Resources include the various scholarships and grants offered by organizations, various awards such as those given at GNOSEF, as well as educational materials such as DandD activity books, SPE's magic suitcase, NOGS fossils and rock collection, etc.
This list is provided to the educators in the surrounding parishes so they can request the educational tools from various organizations and be aware of scholarships, grants, awards and the sponsoring of various educational events.
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) in conjunction with the Offshore Energy Center sponsors the Knowledge Box Education Outreach Exhibit and Program which includes the "Project Expanding Energy Education (PE3) Teacher's Guide" specifically targeting K-12 grade students with an energy related curriculum. Website: www.aade.org
American Petroleum Institute (API) National
Chapter has created a new resource, "Classroom Energy",
for educators and students which explore the topic of energy. By
visiting their website: www.classroom-energy.org you can get
background information, classroom activities, interactive tours and
links to a variety of energy education resources.
This organization offers Scholarships, Mini-Grants, and Teacher Awards and helps support the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF). It also provides monetary awards to the school, teacher and student for first, second and third placement in the Energy Category of the GNOSEF.Refer to website: api-delta.org/education.asp.
Council of American Petroleum Account ants Societies
(COPAS) has some high level guidance and interpretations
for industry accountants to use to educate themselves at the
website: www.copas.org - It is
entitled: "Accredited Petroleum Accountant Program". They also have
a Training and Reference product listing.
Note: COPAS offers scholarships at website: Copasnola.org/committees_scholarship.php.
Desk and Derrick (DandD) has: "Bit of Fun" Energy Activity Book with characters (PetroMolly and PetroMack) that explain how hydrocarbons and their byproducts are used to make modern products we use every day.
ADDC authors Bit of Fun Energy Activity Book, an activity and coloring book designed to promote education about the Oil and Gas Industry. The book is available in the U.S. Imperial version and the Canadian Metric version. A Spanish version will soon be available.
ADDC sponsors educational books from the University of Texas at Austin Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX). Website: www.addc.org.
They also have instructional gimmicks ("Are you as smart as a
3rd, 4th or 5th grader?") that they take to classrooms.
The ADDC Education Trust Scholarship fund issues full and part-time scholarships. You can retrieve all info from the following website: http://www.addc.org/about-addc/educational-foundations/
The Desk and Derrick Club of the Westbank offers scholarships at website: www.westbankdandd.org
Harvey Industrial Canal Association (HCIA) offers scholarships. Refer to website: www.harveycanal.org.
Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) offers educational awards and grants. Refer to website: www.ipaa.org/education/.
New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS) Outreach
has a rock, minerals and fossils collection, as well as slide shows
and other presentations, headed by School Outreach Committee
Chairperson Tom Bergeon at Century Exploration who has control over
the collection. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This organization offers Scholarships, and helps support the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF). It also provides awards for the GNOSEF.
Professional Landmen's Association of New Orleans (PLANO) has a program called: STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) - is a non-profit literacy program to improve reading skills and self-esteem of lower elementary students at website: www.planoweb.org/community-projects.asp
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has a
magic suitcase designed to have a presenter guide the students
through demonstrations. Also, "Learn about Energy" resources at
different age levels (kids, students to age 14, students' ages 14
and higher)- "Games/Just for Kids" (including coloring pages/books)
and interesting articles (i.e. nuclear energy, alternative energy
sources, petroleum careers, teacher resources, etc.) can be found
on the website: www.energy4me.org Also check
out national chapter website at www.spe.org.
This organization offers Scholarships, Mini-Grants and helps support the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF). It also provides monetary awards to the school, teacher and student for junior division first, second and third placement in the Energy Category of the GNOSEF. Website: www.spe-delta.org
Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES). The SIPES Foundation, a charitable and educational organization, awards annual earth science scholarships and conducts educational seminars , maintains an extensive earth science video film library, with films of technical programs presented at seminars. Refer to website: www.sipes.org/found.htm.
Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts
(SPWLA) offers grants and scholarships.
Refer to website: www.spwla.org.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has an
"Electronic Circuits, Switches and Sensors kit ("Versikit VS-1")
that is both fun and educational at the website: www.geniuselectronics.net.
The kits have been a popular part of the Junior Girl Scout
engineering badge program (the Making it Matter badge), the
Expanding Your Horizons program (4th ~ 8th grade) and in the
Microsoft DigiGirlz program for high school age children.
Instructor's Manual and images are shown.
The SWE offers scholarships at website: www.swe.org.
Southeastern Geophysical Society (SGS) offers
Refer to website: www.sgs-neworleans.org/.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has Kids' Page with:
TOTAL has put together a very good energy site at the website: www.planete-energies.com/site/en/homepage.html. Although the narration is in a "British" form of English and some of the terminology is different from what we are used to, it has great animation and is a lot of fun.
Petroleum Industry Promoting Education (PIPE)
American Petroleum Institute (API) - Delta Chapter
20th from 7 - 10 p.m. Louisiana Children's Museum Join the Energy Industry in Southeast Louisiana and the
Geophysical Community from around the world in New Orleans for the
2015 SEG International Convention for an Evening supporting the
Louisiana Children's Museum.
Tuesday, October 20th from 7 - 10 p.m. Louisiana Children's Museum
Join the Energy Industry in Southeast Louisiana and the Geophysical Community from around the world in New Orleans for the 2015 SEG International Convention for an Evening supporting the Louisiana Children's Museum.
The energy industry's fifth annual return to the Louisiana Children's Museum for their energy FETCH. Thanks to all of you and your society participation, this has turned out to be one of the premiere events for the Lousiana Children's Museum. As in the past, parents learn as much as the kids about our industry.
On Saturday, August 21, 2010, API and SPE coordinated the FETCH Saturday at the Louisiana Children's Museum. This event had 15 exhibits hosted by 9 different societies highlighting science and math principles.
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.
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.
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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.