By: Ghaida Aljuhani, University Outreach Advisory Team Lead 

Embarking on the academic year with zeal and purpose, the recent SPE-KFU Student Chapter Orientation Day and Organized Visits set a determined tone for students in the College of Engineering at King Faisal University, laying the groundwork for an exciting and fruitful year ahead.

The Orientation Day on August 27th was a special event that welcomed both new and returning students to the SPE-KFU Student Chapter. It kicked off with a friendly reception to build a sense of community and camaraderie among the students. The officer team set a great example by sharing their own experiences in the SPE-KFU and SPE-KSA spectrum, inspiring and motivating incoming students to ensure the spirit of the student chapter remained ablaze. The orientation activities were designed to help students understand the goals, objectives, and opportunities offered by the SPE-KFU Student Chapter and the wider SPE-KSA network. During the orientation, various initiatives and activities planned for the upcoming year were introduced, providing a glimpse of what to expect. In addition, this event also gave officers a chance to be acquainted with the specific needs and expectations of the incoming cohort.

Building on the momentum of the past academic year, the student chapter organized a visit to Air Products Company on September 19th, a global leader in industrial gases and chemicals. While the visit aimed to showcase the hydrogen production process and its applications in various industries, It was also an opportunity to start a debate and discussion on the future of sustainable energy and the role that petroleum engineering will play in this transition. Ultimately, this aligns with the goals of Vision 2030, which seeks to enhance educational sustainability and develop sustainable innovation in Saudi Arabia.

Through these activities, the SPE-KFU Student Chapter strives to be an entity that goes beyond the confines of the classroom, providing students with a platform to expand their horizons and gain practical insights.