RUSMP just concluded the inaugural "The STEM behind Oil and Gas" program at Episcopal High School. During the week long program, taught by Episcopal High School science teachers Karen Foster and Erin Russe, middle school students explored many facets of the oil and gas industry through hands-on explorations of topics such as oil and gas formation, reservoirs and production, oil recovery methods, drilling rigs, and oil spills. In addition to the program teachers, students were able to learn from leaders in the industry including Adam Seitchick, General Manager of Exploration and New Ventures, Murphy Oil; Amy Suhl, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Shell Oil Company (retired); and Rami Nammour, Project Lead: Inverse Problems and Uncertainty Quantification, Total.
The program culminated with students using the engineering design process to identify possible petroleum products and then develop marketing presentations to “sell” these potential products. Students left the program seeing the depth and breadth of opportunities available to them in the Oil and Gas industry.
An article about the program written by RUSMP writer Rahmi Alpat and published in The Village News is available at: https://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=e2a90c8f-dabf-4fa1-9ad1-44a91e1ed72d.