Energy Excursions

Energy Science & Technology Institute 2024


Thanks to our university sponsors, Shell, and ConocoPhillips!

Hildebrand Dept. of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin logo
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The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Science & Technology Institute introduces STEM high school teachers to the latest technological innovations in the Texas energy industry, with specific applications in the areas of subsurface engineering and geology. The energy industry has some of the fastest rates of technological change and engineering innovation in the marketplace. A better technical understanding of energy science, engineering and technology provides teachers with the foundation to better instruct, inspire and mentor their students for potential opportunities in an industry that consistently provides hundreds of thousands of direct jobs to Texans.

The five-day summer institute is led by numerous faculty from the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, as well as guest speakers from the energy industry. The program includes hands-on activities and labs, discussion sessions, breakout sessions, and online coursework that bring a focus to energy activities in Texas. Participants have the opportunity to meet faculty and discuss technology, engineering, careers, and other topics in an informal setting. A variety of energy themes are covered during each workshop, such as the global energy marketplace, petroleum engineering, water-energy connection, energy portfolio mix, and carbon storage.

Agenda – View the Current Agenda

Presentations will be available for download after the workshop via UT Box, with links on the agenda page.

Matt Balhoff
Sabrina Ewald
Zoya Heidari
Saurabh Limaye (Wells Engineer, Shell)
Alberto Lopez-Manriquez
Hilary Clement Olson
Jon Olson
Mukul Sharma

Please view the ConocoPhillips safety briefing prior to our visit on Thursday, July 18th.