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Despite oil bust, Texas prepares more students for oil jobs

HOUSTON — The oil industry is mired in its latest bust, with thousands of jobs evaporating like flares flaming out over natural gas wells. But in Texas, education officials are preparing more young people for the oil patch, showing the state’s unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties. The Houston school district is planning to expand its ...

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Cabot Oil gives $50,000 to Wyoming Seminary for four scholarships

KINGSTON — Touting it as an investment in the company’s own future, Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation donated $50,000 to Wyoming Seminary school Wednesday. The money will be used as scholarships for students interested in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). “We can’t come up with a better way to invest in the future than through our children. ...

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Shifting oilfield workforces: From Boomers to Millennials

Interested in observing how multiple generations are working together? Then, get thee to an oilfield where you’ll find Baby Boomers (b. ‘46-’65), Generation Xers (b. ’66-’80) and Millennials (b.’80-2000) working in tandem. This may sound rather harmonious, but every generation has its gripes about the other. The advent of technology has left the most distinguishable impression that accounts for differences ...

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Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania, August 18th through August 23rd

The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania created a little buzz with the addition of 21 new permits last week.  However, the Carnegie Science Center shared some big news regarding additions to its science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) program. If you love science, the center’s latest addition is something you will not want to miss.  The brand new Fab ...

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Fab Lab: Where students get hands on with science

Carnegie Science Center has officially unveiled its latest edition, and it is something you won’t want to miss out on if you love science. On Tuesday the center announced the opening of its brand new Fab Lab.  The lab is a digital fabrication lab and a space that focuses around students being able to engage with science, technology, engineering and ...

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Industry leaders award $83K in scholarships

CORPUS CHRISTI — Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company awarded scholarships to 62 South Texas students Monday. Spokeswoman Darcy Schroeder said the scholarships are meant to help the petroleum industry “deepen (its) workforce.” “It really allows kids to get excited about science and technology,” she said. Fifty two high school students received $1,500 scholarships each to the colleges and ...

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Will summer camps inspire the next generation of oil and gas engineers?

Louisiana students will have the opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse into the oil and gas industry this summer. Fletcher Technical Community College and South Central Louisiana Technical College have teamed up with oil and gas companies in the region to facilitate three energy-minded camps meant to promote curiosity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Nicol Blanchard, the ...

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Chevron funds study targeting hurdles to STEM curriculum

With 700 workers employed in gas drilling operations in the tri-state region surrounding Pittsburgh, energy giant Chevron believes it has a significant stake in whether current middle and high school students are adequately prepared for careers in the gas and drilling sector. That’s why the California company helped underwrite a wide-reaching study that attempts to dig deeper into what obstacles ...

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