Dear Counselors and Teachers,
We hope the 2017-2018 school year has started off well. We are very excited to offer Junior and Senior students an opportunity to participate in the upcoming LAGCOE Future Energy Professionals program. The program will allow students who excel in Math and Science a chance to interact with a current undergraduate majoring in Engineering, an oil and gas industry professional who is a member of the Young Professionals of LAGCOE, and a variety of industry companies who will be exhibiting at the LAGCOE 2017. In 2015, LAGCOE featured more than 450 exhibiting companies and welcomed 16,400 attendees.
Participating students must be a junior or senior at the beginning of the 2017 – 2018 academic year who are interested in attending a two or four year Louisiana institution to pursue further education in a STEM discipline, and/or have an interest in the oil and gas industry. He/she must be mature, have a great interest in Math and Science, and should be an outstanding student with no prior discipline problems. Students must also be able to provide their own transportation to the event and from the event.
The program will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Please share the application link (http://www.LAGCOE.com/fep-tours) with your students and inform them that the deadline to apply is Friday, September 29, 2017. All selected students will be required to complete a LAGCOE Web Quest, interest survey and attend an informational meeting to prepare them for the event. Regardless of the student’s age, everyone must have a signed permission slip returned to me, Lori Gauthier, by October 18, 2017, in order to participate. Another student will be selected in their place if they cannot complete these requirements. The students that attend the show will have the opportunity to apply for the Future Energy Professionals Scholarship, in which the application will be distributed to the attendees at the end of the tours. The LAGCOE education fund has already distributed over $40,000 in scholarship funds within this program.