Energy Institute named beneficiary of 2015 Offshore Technology Conference

Campus to receive proceeds from this annual event to support school programs

Houston, TX - OTC 2015 - Solange Guedes accepts the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies during the OTC Annual Awards dinner at the Offshore Technology Conference here today, Sunday May 3, 2015. The Society of Petroleum Engineers hosts the meeting at the NRG Park which has over 100,000 attendees from around the world to see the latest technology in the energy industry. Photo by © OTC/Todd Buchanan 2015 Contact Info: Keywords: (© OTC/Todd Buchanan 2015/Todd Buchanan)Each year, industry leaders gather together at the Offshore Technology Conference to recognize achievements, network with colleagues, and raise funds for a worthy cause. And each year, one organization is selected to receive the proceeds raised by the dinner held during the event.

The designated beneficiary of this year’s dinner is HISD’s own Energy Institute High School, which was created in 2013 in partnership with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA).

Through working with IPAA and PESA, Energy HS students are afforded opportunities to come into direct contact with industry leaders, and through that mutual exposure and the interest of the industry in the school’s curriculum, Energy Institute High School was nominated for the honor. The OTC Dinner Executive Advisory Board chose the Energy Institute among the numerous nominees because of its commitment to hands-on, project-based learning focusing on the energy industry.

“This is going to do wonderful things for these kids, extraordinary” said Lori Lambropoulos, Energy Institute HS principal. “We are very excited about being nominated and being chosen.”

The school will receive about $250,000 in proceeds from the dinner to support its programs.