Last distinguished speaker in Energy Institute series more impressed by students

HISD’s Energy Institute held the last of a series of presentations given by distinguished speakers on April 30, and by the time their special guest was finished, he was as impressed by the students as they were with him.

Norman Augustine is a renowned aeronautical engineer who has served on the prestigious United States Energy Security Council, as well as chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee, the Under Secretary of the Army, and CEO of Lockheed Martin.

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“The students I met today were as motivated as any students I’ve ever seen at any school I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a lot around the world,” said Augustine. “The idea of coupling energy to a regular high school education has a great impact in terms of inspiring the young people, because what they’re working on is real-world problems.”

During their whirlwind wrap-up of the semester, Energy Institute High School students, faculty and Principal Lori Lambropoulos also presented at the Petro-Chemical Workforce Development Conference on April 28 and 29.