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CPGE Co-hosts 2014 IEAGHG CCS Summer School at The University of Texas at Austin

The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering is excited to co-host the IEAGHG CCS Summer School at The University of Texas at Austin, July 6-11, 2014. The summer school aims to provide students from diverse academic backgrounds with a broad understanding of the issues surrounding carbon capture and storage, and encourage their active participation in this area. The summer school lasts for one week and includes presentations, hands-on activities and discussion groups led by international experts in the field of CCS. In addition, the students are divided into teams to undertake short research activities on issues of importance within the CCS area, with a presentation to their peers at the end of the week. Time is also allocated for networking and for informal discussions with the assembled experts. Students leaving at the end of the week will have developed a network of contacts in the field of CCS and will have gained a broad overview of the issues surrounding technology development and implementation in CCS.

The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment

Teachers participating in workshop

The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment - Teacher and Student Workshop

On July 9, 2013, High school teachers and students, as well as undergraduates, were invited to attend “The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment,” a one-day workshop co-sponsored by STORE.

The workshop featured engaging and interactive hands-on activities, many of which can be translated to the classroom and are tied to Texas and national curriculum and educational standards. Special opportunities were presented to participants, for example, examining subsurface cores at The Bureau of Economic Geology and Skyping with a researcher in the field.

Teachers and students had the opportunity to engage in discussions with university faculty and researchers on laboratory and field experiments, mathematical modeling and large-scale parallel computation as applied to the environmentally important carbon storage problem.

Tip Meckel: Introduction to Geologic Carbon Storage Lecture

You can watch a lecture by Dr. Tip Meckel of the Gulf Coast Carbon Center delivered on April 8, 2013, highlighting energy flow, geologic carbon storage, Gulf Coast Carbon Center's field programs, enhanced oil recovery, potential of offshore storage.

The lecture was originally presented as part of PGE 382 curriculum at The University of Texas at Austin and is available through their mediasite here.

STORE at Curso Básico “Compreendendo a Captura e o Armazenamento de Carbono”, Brazil

July 30-August 3, 2012

STORE Education: Curso Básico (1) “Compreendendo a Captura e o Armazenamento de Carbono”

Vanessa Nuñez-Lopez (STORE and the Gulf Coast Carbon Center) served as an instructor for an introductory course on Carbon Capture and Storage, sponsored by The Center of Excellence in Research and Innovation in Petroleum, Mineral Resources and Carbon Storage (CEPAC) and the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)*.

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"Energy, Engineering and the Environment" workshop for K-12 teachers

STORE members partnered with the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) to host teachers from the Annual TRC Meeting for a Symposium on "Energy, Engineering and the Environment" on June 28, 2012. STORE participants included: Dr. Paul Bommer, Dr. Matt Balhoff and Dr. Sue Hovorka. The symposium was hosted at the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department.

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STORE hosts Tim Dixon, Manager CCS and Regulatory Affairs IEAGHG at The University of Texas at Austin

Petroleum engineering undergraduates at UT AustinApril, 2012 -- STORE was pleased to partner with the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, the Gulf Coast Carbon Center and the Bureau of Economic Geology to host a visit on February 3-6, 2012 to The University of Texas at Austin by Tim Dixon, Manager CCS and Regulatory Affairs IEAGHG.

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International Carbon Capture and Storage Workshop at The University of Texas at Austin, 2011

Members of STORE collaborated with the UK Consulate (Dr. May Akrawi) in Houston to host a workshop for international visitors on carbon capture and storage at The University of Texas in Austin. Delegates to the meeting were from both the UK and Norway.

STORE Participants: Tip Meckel, Becky Smyth, JP Nicot, Sue Hovorka, Sanjay Srinivasan, Larry Lake and Jon Olson

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Energy Resources: Engineering and Earth Science Concepts for the Classroom

In partnership with The University of Texas Pan American Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching (Edinburg, TX) and the TeXas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution, STORE provided instruction on energy, climate and carbon sequestration to K-12 science teachers from South Texas. The eight-hour workshop took place at UT Pan Am on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Thirty-two teachers attended the professional development training taught by Drs. Jon and Hilary Olson of STORE and Dr.

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STORE at the Florida Association of Science Teachers 2011 Conference

STORE at the Florida Association of Science Teachers 2011 ConferenceSTORE, in partnership with the TXESS Revolution, provided the keynote speakers on Energy and Climate Change Mitigation Technology, along with workshops for teachers and science specialists, at the 2011 Florida Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida (October 19-22, 2011). Over 800 people participated in the conference.

Photo: Drs. Katherine Romanak (Bureau of Economic Geology), Kathy Ellins (Institute for Geophysics), Hilary Olson (Institute for Geophysics) and Jon Olson (Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering) were part of a team of scientists and engineers from The University of Texas at Austin at the recent FAST meeting. 

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