Petroleum Science and Technology Institute


UT Austin’s Petroleum Science & Technology Institute introduces STEM high school teachers to the latest technological innovations in the Texas oil and gas industry. The petroleum industry has some of the fastest rates of technological change and engineering innovation in the marketplace. A better technical understanding of petroleum science, engineering and technology provides teachers with the foundation to better instruct, inspire and mentor their students for potential opportunities in an industry that consistently provides over 365,000 direct jobs to Texans.

The five-day summer institute is led by numerous faculty from the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. It includes hands-on activities and labs, discussion sessions, breakout sessions, and online coursework. Participants have the opportunity to meet faculty and discuss technology, engineering, careers and other topics in an informal setting.

The activities on Petroleum Geology, Drilling and Well Logging were very interesting and have many applications for my students.

–Petroleum Science & Technology Institute Participant

Each teacher receives a $900 stipend for participating in the institute and providing an abbreviated version of the institute in their school district during the following school year.

Please download our 2022 information page for further details.

Important Information

Institute Dates: July 18–22, 2022

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

Apply at: PSTI Application 2022

Questions: Contact Dori Coy

Resources: Available to summer institute teachers and participants in our leadership program

UT Canvas website (login required)

TOP Energy Training website (login required)

Energy Excursions (free)