On Saturday, 3rd of February, 2024, Student Outreach Committee held the fifth Energy4me Program. The workshop introduced 30 industry professionals from different backgrounds to the Energy4me program pillars and provided them with the necessary training to become Energy4me ambassadors and educate the public about energy and the industry.

The agenda included an out-of-the-box ice-breaker activity followed by an overview of the Energy4me program and its importance to our local and global community. Five exciting hands-on science experiments were conducted; Exploring Oil Seeps, Core Sampling, Exploring Porosity, Perforated Well Casing, and Getting the Oil Out. After each experiment, an open discussion was held to further clarify the associated oil and gas concepts and ways to deliver these experiments in future workshops to students and teachers as Energy4me ambassadors.

After the workshop, the trainers and trainees expressed the added benefits from the workshop that played a significant role in their development as Energy4me ambassadors. Additionally, they shared their gratitude for this rewarding experience and showed their enthusiasm to perform these experiments in future school visits and conferences.

By the end of the program, all trainees qualified to receive the Energy4me Training certificate. With the addition of 30 new Energy4me ambassadors, the local team is now composed of 48 certified ambassadors ready to educate the public about energy and put a face on the industry.

In IPTC 2024, SO Committee led the Energy4Me Program: Train the Teacher”. In the workshop, teachers conducted several first-hand interactive experiments to learn more about oil and gas concepts and processes. The workshop’s aim is to spread energy knowledge in an accessible manner, spark curiosity, and draw upcoming young talent to the sector. The program was well- attended, with over 50 teachers representing more than 5 international schools within the Kingdom. The knowledge gained by teachers is expected to be transferred to over 3000 students to attract bright young people to the exciting world of engineering.

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