Escaping the February winter chill was a plus for the Montana Tech SPE student chapter representatives as they recently headed to Houston, Texas to attend the second SPE Student Summit hosted by the SPE student chapter of Texas A & M University.
Besides hearing speeches presented by industry experts and listening to discussions led by petroleum professionals, the Montana Tech reps also got an insider look at the Shell Woodcreek facility. The summit’s focus on “the art of unconventional resources” and the role they play in the future of oil exploration was a recurring theme as the students toured the Baker Hughes Center for Technology Innovation and the Schlumberger facilities.
The summit provided numerous opportunities for all who attended the chance to mingle with future colleagues, meet fellow Petroleum Engineering students from all over the United States, and learn the latest from the best in the industry. After enjoying the warm weather and Texan hospitality, the Montana Tech SPE reps came back to Butte ready to share their new knowledge about the future in the oil industry.
Keeping their focus on giving back to the community, the Montana Tech SPE chapter recently participated in the Pintler Polar Plunge at Silver Lake. While braving an icy dip into chilly waters, on February 2, two teachers and six students jumped into the frigid waters for the sole purpose of raising money for the Special Olympics. The Montana Tech team efforts contributed over $2,800 to Montana Special Olympics.
On April 18-20, Montana Tech will be hosting the 18th Annual SPE Technical Symposium. Industry experts from around the country will be sharing recent technological advances and there will be numerous opportunities for students to learn about the new advances, mingle with experts, and socialize with those in the profession. On Thursday night there will be an industry social followed by the Symposium Banquet on Friday evening, where the winners of the SPE scholarships will be announced. On Saturday, April 20, there will be a golf tournament with industry professionals, so be sure to break out your game. Also, you won’t want to miss the chance to cheer on our final round of PetroBowl tryouts during our “mock PetroBowl.” Registration for SPE members is $40 and $180 for non-members which includes Montana Tech Symposium shirts, and tickets to both the social and banquet. Hope to see you there.