The Energy Education Fund is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to students and teachers to grow a future workforce and interest in STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related to the energy industry.
Due to changing workforce demographics, there will be significant opportunities for younger workers within the energy industry — hundreds of thousands of whom are projected to fill 1.9 million new job opportunities by 2035 as almost 40 percent of the worker base gets ready to retire.
As the energy industry continues to transform itself in a time of widespread technological innovation, we need to make sure the next generation of employees has the imagination and skills necessary to thrive in a world of new challenges and opportunities.
With the help from our supporters and industry partners, we can offer unique and engaging educational programs to students, and the teachers that support them, to grow the new wave of workers.
Programs that the Energy Education Fund Facilitate
The Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU) is a traveling exhibit that teaches students in grades 5-8 about STEM careers related to the energy industry through hands-on, educational activities.
The MOLU has six mobile units comprised of four stations each or a total of 24 educational activities. Students travel around each station spending a few minutes at each while learning, filling out accompanying worksheets and exploring and engaging with the hands-on stations.
Due to its popularity, first, in Texas and Louisiana, Cabot helped fund the creation of a new MOLU that is permanently stationed in the Appalachian Basin and plans to serve schools in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Read about some recent MOLU news here.
STEM & Energy Teacher Workshops
The purpose of the Energy & STEM Teacher Workshops is to enhance the curriculum for children from grades K-12. Our goal is to acquaint teachers and administrators with components needed for education about the energy industry and the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum as they pertain to the regional job market.
The Knowledge Box is a free traveling classroom exhibit for students in grades 6-12 showcasing the oil and gas industry through interactive technology, hands-on activities, posters, and multimedia presentations. The curriculum in the Knowledge Box is correlated to State and National Standards. After completing a Project E3 Workshop, teachers are eligible to reserve the Knowledge Box for a period up to 30 days for their
The Knowledge Box enables students to:
- Describe the origin of oil and natural gas
- Discuss the importance of petroleum in our lives
- Evaluate the economic and environmental impact/issues of fossil fuels
- Understand the economic significance of the petroleum industry
- List everyday objects made from petroleum
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Join the Fun and Support the Energy Education Fund
On Thursday, July 18 at 7:05 pm, friends, family and neighbors of the energy industry will once again join baseball fans at PNC Field in Lackawanna County for Energy Night. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Energy Education Fund.
To purchase tickets, visit the RailRider’s website.
Download the flyer and distribute to your energy industry friends!