Nov. 16, 2004


As part of our effort to encourage high schoolstudents to consider careers in petroleum engineering, the Gulf Coast Section is holding five recruiting fairs at schools around the greater Houston area during the week of November 15. These fairs will be open to area high school students and their parents, teachers, and counselors. Each 2-hr fair will have a 30-min program of speakers with a variety of perspectives, from recent graduates to industry leaders.

The following universities have recruited prospective college students at these fairs in the past 4 years:
Colorado School of Mines
Louisiana State University
Marietta College
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
University of Oklahoma
Penn State University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University at Kingsville
Texas Tech University
University of Tulsa
University of Missouri-Rolla
University of Texas

Fair Schedule

Monday, November 15
7 to 9 p.m.
Cinco Ranch High School

Tuesday, November 16
6 to 8 p.m.
GW Carver High School

Wednesday, November 17
7 to 9 p.m.
The Woodlands High School

Thursday, November 18
7 to 9 p.m.
Cypress-Spring High School

Friday, November 19
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Booker T. Washington High School

In addition to hosting the Recruiting Fairs to encourage the pursuit of petroleum engineering, the SPE Gulf Coast Section also gives more than $50,000 in scholarships annually to students from the 21-county Gulf Coast area. Throughout the school year, SPE volunteers are available to speak to students and adults about the oil business. The goal is to increase the public’s understanding of the science and engineering involved in our industry.

To volunteer or for more information about our programs, please contact High School Recruiting Chair Jocelyn McCormack at (713) 427-8808 or More details can be found on our Web site at

Featured Speakers



Jocelyn McCormack

Date and Time

Tue, Nov. 16, 2004

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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GW Carver High School

2100 S Victory St
Houston, TX 77088