(AADE) brings professional experiences within the energy industry to students. We successfully achieve this through three main avenues. First, we have weekday technical discussions in which an employee of an energy company comes to give a short lecture on new technology within the field or on the specific processes of their company. Next, we have a weekend-long technical elective courses, during which a professional comes to teach a skill that is necessary for students to have in the energy industry. Finally, we attend facility tours and conferences to give our members direct exposure to work sites and hundreds of professionals that they can ask questions and learn from.
In addition to these main functions of the organization we also have several subset organizations within AADE that help students gain additional professional or community development. Freshman Petroleum Learning Program is a program started two years ago, in which upperclassmen of the petroleum and natural gas engineering major teach freshmen the basic conceptual knowledge of the energy industry, making it easier for them to connect their engineering courses with real-world problems. Drillbowl is a five-person team that we send yearly to a trivia-based competition with other colleges across the country, where we are the 3rd place reigning champions. AADE Honorary Academic Society was created to award the most devoted members with a way to showcase their membership to AADE as above the average AADE member. AADE Outreach partners with Centre County Paws to promote our members being able to benefit the community by volunteering, donating, and becoming a foster homes to kittens to help this local humane society. AADE Drillbotics is a Society of Petroleum Engineers competition to see which college can build the best drilling rig simulation using new technology that we attend. The last subset organization that we are a part of is the Intercollegiate Engineering Conference Council, which is a new development in which engineering-based student organizations are coming together to host a conference that can bring companies and the student organizations of the College of Engineering and College of Earth and Mineral Sciences together.
Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 Officers
Amin Mehrabian, firstname.lastname@example.org