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 provided over 352,000 direct jobs to Texans in 2018.

The virtual five-day summer institute, held July 20 - July 24, is led by numerous faculty from the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering and includes hands-on activities, discussion sessions, breakout sessions and online coursework.

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 $500 stipend for participating in the institute, as well as a $400 stipend for providing an abbreviated version of the institute in their own school district during the following school year.

Please download our information page for further details.


Institute Dates: Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24, 2020

Deadline: Closed for the 2020 summer program 

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