Houston Energy Day Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Family Events Brings Together Houston’s Leading Companies with Students to Energize STEM Education
HOUSTON, TX – After a two-year COVID hiatus, Houston’s Energy Day Festival was back in full swing on Saturday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston. This year marked the Festival’s 10th anniversary of bringing Houston-area K-12 students and their families together with Houston’s leading companies for a day of interactive learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – showing students how “Energizing STEM” can be fun and lead to exciting career opportunities in energy and energy-related industries.
Presented by Consumer Energy Education Foundation (CEEF) and Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), this year’s Energy Day Festival featured more than 40 interactive exhibits and demonstrations from some of Houston’s top companies and organizations, including: Caterpillar, TechnipFMC, Chevron, Phillips 66, Energy Transfer, Hess, NASA, Woodside Energy, Wood Mackenzie, TC Energy, BASF, H-E-B, Citgo, University of Houston, Telemundo Houston, Houston Public Library, Ovintiv, Final Four Fan Jam and many more.
Each exhibit was designed to spark an interest in STEM by highlighting ongoing advancements in energy and various high-tech careers.
“We are thrilled to have Energy Day back after a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy Day is a fun, rewarding event that shows kids of all ages that studying science, technology, engineering and math can be entertaining, and simultaneously a powerful tool to innovate, develop life-changing technologies and solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. Energy Day gives students a new perspective on STEM and inspires them to learn more about the amazing careers available to them,” CEEF Founder and CEA President David Holt said.
Since 2011, Energy Day has granted more than $163,000 to over one thousand K-12 students and teachers as a part of the Energy Day Academic Program (EDAP), a series of unique, energy-focused STEM competitions that aim to motivate, challenge and inspire young minds to seek STEM careers. During this year’s Festival, over $10,000 in academic awards were awarded to students and teachers who have shown innovation, creativity, and a passion towards STEM-related projects.
“CEEF and CEA are proud to provide financial assistance to students pursuing STEM education and to teachers who provide them with the tools and encouragement needed to succeed. Thank you to our sponsors for supporting Houston’s future leaders and ensuring new generations entering the workforce have access to opportunities like Energy Day that help prepare them to lead the way in powering the world while achieving a lower carbon future. After all, Houston is the Energy Capital, so showcasing our community’s leadership at Energy Day is a great way to celebrate and build our future,” Holt said.
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For more information on the festival, visit the Energy Day Houston website.
About Consumer Energy Education Foundation
Consumer Energy Education Foundation (CEEF) is a designated charitable organization providing outreach and educational support materials, events, activities, resources, and information about career opportunities in STEM and energy fields and the importance of energy, conservation, and efficiency in our daily lives.
About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.