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Offshore Technology Conference | 2-5 May | NRG Park | Houston, Texas, USA 

Energy Education Institute

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Houston-area educators: Explore ways to energize your classroom at the OTC Teacher Workshop (grades 4–12) or bring your students to an exciting STEM Event for high school students (ages 15 or older).

Teacher Workshop

Sponsored By

Sponsored By ExxonMobil




The event runs from 0730-1500 hours at the NRG Center.

OTC will invite 100 Houston-area classroom teachers (grades 4-12) to attend a free, one-day energy education workshop. Educators will receive comprehensive, objective information about the scientific concepts of energy and its importance while discovering the world of oil and natural gas exploration and production. Registration for the Teacher Workshop will end 15 April 2016.

Activities include a keynote speaker presentation, technology tour of the world’s leading offshore oil and natural gas technology exhibitions, and hands-on classroom activities with age-appropriate energy curriculum (all NEED learning activities and materials are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills science standards).

  • There is no cost to attend the workshop thanks to a generous sponsorship from ExxonMobil
  • Teachers will receive a form at the end of the workshop for substitute reimbursement (up to $200 per teacher)
  • Continental breakfast and lunch are provided
  • One parking pass will be mailed to each school represented.

Teachers Apply Here

Space is limited—only three applicants per school please. You will be notified by 18 April via e-mail if you have been accepted to attend this year's conference. Due to popularity of the workshop, applicants who have not attended in the past will be given space first.

High School Student STEM Event

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OTC is educating the next generation of aspiring engineers, scientists and managers about the oil and gas industry. Approximately 200 high school math and science students will see firsthand the exciting opportunities the oil and gas industry can offer. Registration for the High School STEM Event will end 8 April 2016.

Students will participate in hands-on energy exploration experiments provided by the U.S. National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, meet industry professionals, and tour the latest state-of-the-art technology exhibits in a scavenger hunt.

OTC can accommodate a total of 200 students and chaperones.  Due to popularity of the program, schools who have not attended in the past will be given space first.

  • There is no cost to attend the workshop thanks to the generous sponorship from Schlumberger.
  • All students participating MUST be 15 years of age or older
  • Please limit the number of students from your school to 25. One chaperone per 10 students is required
  • Light breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • Schools using district buses will receive a bus stipend to help with transportation costs (up to $200 per bus)
  • Because of increased security, we ask that the students leave all backpacks at school.  Students will need to remain with the tour group at all times


Apply Here for the STEM Event!

Confirmation of your attendance will be e-mailed by 12 April.


Contact Information

Contact Information

energyed@otcnet.org or +1.713.457.6873


 About NEED

As the leading provider of energy education programs and materials to US schools, NEED’s mission is to promote an energy-conscious and educated society. All NEED learning activities are age-appropriate and correlated to Texas science standards and objectives, as well as other disciplines.  



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