OTC conducts two Energy4me STEM events–one for high school students and another for all grade level teachers. Teachers and students will participate in grade-appropriate hands-on energy exploration experiments provided by the NEED Project.
Energy4me STEM Events
Energy4me Teacher STEM Workshop
The OTC Energy4me Teachers STEM Workshop welcomes science teachers to this free, one-day workshop. Teachers receive hands-on training by qualified facilitators, listen to a presentation from a prominent energy professional and tour the OTC exhibit floor. Additionally, teachers receive a variety of free instructional materials to take back to their classrooms. This year, the Teacher’s workshop is generously sponsored by Saudi Aramco.
Energy4me Student STEM Day
This energy education day not only is a lot of fun for the students, but the program also is incredibly educational. Because we use hands-on activities, students do not passively listen to a lecture; they must think through a problem or situation. They learn that they can interpret data, which is a fundamental skill for engineers.
Studies prove that hands-on activities create connections between the classroom and real-world situations. This style of teaching also nurtures critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are traits that many employers value.
Both Events Include:
Hands-On Classroom Activities Taught by NEED
Explore age-appropriate energy curriculum through hands-on activities. Instructors from the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED), the leading provider of energy education programs and materials to schools in the US, lead this part of the workshop. All NEED learning activities are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
Among the biggest exhibit floors in the energy industry, the OTC exhibit floor reveals all aspects of the offshore oil and gas industry. From helicopters to blow out preventers to crew quarters for offshore rigs, the exhibit floor has it all! Participants in both workshops get to tour and chat with energy professionals displaying their technologies and services