Outreach Activities

STORE Launches Public Awareness Video Series

STORE Public Awarness Video Series - YouTube Channel

Political fortunes may rise and fall, but the need for the general public to know about the ins and outs of our nation's energy production needs, policies, and consequences will be a constant force as the energy industry moves into the 21st century and beyond. STORE has created a multi-part video series for the general public to introduce them to the idea of CO2 sequestration in a non-threatening and educational way.

The first video in the series, "What the Heck is Sequestration?", uses the popular "man on the street" format and illustrates just how little people really know about where their energy comes from on a daily basis.

View our YouTube channel with all of our public outreach videos!


Outreach at Ursuline Academy of Dallas

October 1-2 (Fri-Sat), 2010

STORE Outreach and Education: Energy, Climate and Water in the 21st Century

Becky Smyth at GirlTalkIn preparation for Earth Science Week, STORE sponsored an Open House on critical issues surrounding energy, water and climate with Ursuline Academy, Dallas, Texas. See a storyboard below of the various events with photos of the community learning about critical issues surrounding the energy, climate and water nexus. A detailed schedule of the events is also available. All events were held at the LEED (Gold) certified French Family Science, Math and Techology Center.


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.


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


STORE Discusses Carbon Capture and Storage at the Petroleum Engineering Club of Dallas

STORE member Vanessa Nuñez-Lopez (Bureau of Economic Geology) presented a talk on Carbon Capture and Storage at the end-of-year meeting for the Petroleum Engineering Club of Dallas on December 2, 2011. The lunchtime meeting was held at the Petroleum Club of Dallas and included 60 members of the club.


STORE at the "Women in Science" Annual Event, Austin, Texas

STORE partnered with the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin to host a booth at the Women in Science Annual Event, inspiring young women to pursue career in science, September 25, 2011, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin TX. STORE provided hands-on activities on rock properties, hydrocarbon exploration and CO2 storage.


Midwestern Governors Association Delegation, Houston, Texas

Midwestern Governors Association Delegation, Houston, TexasThe Midwestern Governors Association (MGA), in partnership with the Great Plains Institute (GPI), the University of Texas’ Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education (STORE), Denbury Resources, Southern Co. and the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), organized a public-private regional delegation to Texas and Mississippi during September 27-30, 2011 to focus on commercial enhanced oil recovery using carbon dioxide for tertiary production, or CO2-EOR. The delegation visited commercial CO2-EOR operations and received expert briefings about technical, economic, project development, and environmental aspects of EOR and about successful policies and public-private partnerships that have helped expand the commercial CO2-EOR industry in the Gulf Coast region, including opportunities for using this technology for storage of CO2. STORE contributed a workshop (presentation links on our website) on Wednesday, September 28, at the Houston Research Center, which included presentations and viewing of Frio cores.