Preparing Today’s Students to Solve Tomorrow’s Energy Challenges

Energy Excursions provides students with free, online courses and career information related to engineering and earth sciences in the energy industry.

Our free, high-school-level online courses emphasize engineering and earth science applications within the energy industry.

An excursion in pursuit of the safe well, assessing various drilling considerations and best practices for oil and gas exploration and production.
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Put it Back
An excursion through carbon storage technology, one of the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century set out by the National Academy of Engineering.
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How Much Water Does it Take?
An excursion through the Texas water-energy nexus, examining supply and demand of water resources, highlighting the critical question, do we have enough?
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Energize the Future
An excursion through the various energy sources used to power us through our daily life, with a look at how we might energize our future.
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An excursion into Earth's natural heat source and the geothermal industry, with a look at how oil & gas technology can be applied to develop this renewable energy source.
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Created by experts in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, this educational resource follows our university’s mission to advance society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry, and the development and dissemination of new knowledge.

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Have you considered a career in energy?

Are you a high school student who is fascinated by the latest technology? Do you enjoy working in teams with fellow students to solve multi-faceted challenges? You may be a perfect candidate to choose energy as a career. The next step could be a university degree program focused on energy.

Energy is universal, and the spectrum of energy careers follows suit. As global energy demand continues to rise, the diverse range of energy careers will continue to broaden—employing geologists, engineers, architects, financial analysts, marketing consultants, and more. Bright individuals will be required to work together to meet the grand challenge by integrating technology, business, creativity, and new perspectives. As we move into the future, energy will be on the forefront of innovation and there will be a demand for skilled young individuals ready to take on the challenge!

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