Now in its second year, the Houston Community College Chancellor’s Symposium Series will bring together high school and HCC students on Friday, October 16th at Norris Conference Centers – CityCentre Houston for a day focused on educational and career paths in a variety of fields. Building upon last year’s successful symposium on life sciences, this year’s event centers around the energy industry.
The 2009 Chancellor’s Symposium on Energy will welcome a select group of over 250 students, teachers and administrators from HCC and Spring Branch and North Forest Independent School Districts. The day will begin with a keynote address delivered by John Hofmeister, founder of the non-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy and former President of Shell Oil Company. Immediately following the keynote address, students will break into a series of informational sessions led by HCC and University of Houston faculty, representatives from various energy companies and federal agencies. Each session will address specific topical areas including energy production, alternative sources of energy and energy’s role in the global political, technological and economic landscape. The format will provide the opportunity for questions and interaction with faculty and industry representatives. In addition, session leaders will offer advice on how students can best prepare themselves for success in energy related careers through academic and technical programs offered.
In the afternoon, students will have time to visit with exhibitors from energy companies, regional universities, professional organizations and other entities. They will also have the opportunity to ask HCC and UH counselors and financial aid representatives questions about college entrance, transfer, scholarships and financial aid. The event will conclude with a closing assembly providing information on how students can gain access to the exciting energy related careers through specific pathways of study which will prepare them to work in the broad energy sector. For more information - contact Clark Martinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 281-759-3800.