Texas A&M Student Chapter showing kids how sweet the industry can be!

Texas A&M Student Chapter showing kids how sweet the industry can be!

The Texas A&M Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) student chapter expanded its Outreach program in 2016-2017 to promote careers in STEM and encourage creative thinking. The initiative reached 500+ K-12 students in the local community, engaging them through visits to elementary/high schools and energy education fairs. Each presentation involved a demonstration that illustrated a petroleum or energy-related concept. One extremely popular demo involved using chocolate pudding, marshmallows, and sprinkles to describe drilling mud! Today, the organization continues to find new ways to spark interest in energy. Plans include a 3D-printed (working) pumping unit, as well as a porosity-permeability demo.