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SPE’s Catch Them Young Comes Up On February 15, 2014

Date(s) – 15/02/2014
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SPE  Nigeria Council’s Annual Catch Them Young Essay & Quiz competition will hold on February 15, 2014 in cities around Nigeria where there are SPE Sections. It will involve over 200 students from 100+ The programme is designed for Secondary School Students in Nigeria who may have a bias for science and shall probably be considering a study in any of the engineering disciplines (Petroleum Engineering) in Institutions of higher learning at some stage of their educational career. It is an annual event which takes place in all the SPE Sections in Nigeria on the same day.
The objectives of the program which focuses on only SS level science students include:

Ø    To Introduce SPE and the Oil Industry to the participants
Ø    To promote Science, Engineering and Technology education
Ø    To sensitize Science Students especially those in Senior Secondary on the numerous career opportunities in the Petroleum Industry.
Ø    To attract well qualified Students into Petroleum Engineering Professions.
Ø    To ultimately increase SPE Membership.

It features science quiz and an essay competition. SPE is committed to fostering education in science, engineering, and technology at all age levels. The goal of SPE’s educational involvement is to ensure an adequate technical base for the petroleum industry. In this regard, the essay topic must be based on the Oil industry with reference to science and engineering.

(2) Third edition of Dr. Olumide Phillips annual scholarship exams will hold February 15, 2014 in all SPE Sections in Nigeria. OPSP’s mission is to contribute to the development of the petroleum industry by supporting educational costs of undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. It provides funding of up to N200,000 ($1,227) per beneficiary to support five exceptional students annually. The number of beneficiaries will grow with number of Sections in Nigeria.

Dr. Olumide Phillips chaired the SPE Lagos Section which was also then the SPE Nigeria Section from 1980 – 1981. He considered this scholarship initiative as his contribution to the Society that at some point early in his career gave him the privilege of leading the Section and what is currently the Nigeria Council. The leadership and members of SPE are sincerely very grateful to Dr. Phillips and encourage similar support from motivated individuals for development of our young members for the industry.

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