What kind of problems do you want to solve? Explore the profiles below of people just like you who are using the skills they learned in school to become the kind of problem solvers that make a difference. Make the connection from the classroom to careers.
Petroleum Drilling Engineer
Petroleum Drilling Engineers are the scientists who explore below Earth for the best places to find oil and natural gas using criteria such as the efficiency of retrieval, safety, and profitability of deposit. They will often specialize in an aspect of drilling operations such as reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, completions engineering, and production engineering.
Chemical Engineer / Chemist
Chemical engineers use the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to find solutions for manufacturing and production processes. Their projects cover everything that uses or produces chemicals, fuel, drugs, and food, to name just a few.
Geologists study the physical aspects of the Earth and research the composition, structure, and processes of the planet. Geologists often help mitigate natural disasters, examine the effects of climate change, and work in government agencies & academic institutions, among others.
Public Outreach / Communications
Public outreach and communications professionals are the voice of organizations and companies. Public outreach and communication professionals who work for a STEM organization may educate people about a pressing topic, alert the public about a recent discovery, or promote awareness of their organization.
Environmental, Health, & Safety Worker
Environmental, Health, and Safety Workers’ primary goal is to protect employees, customers, and the environment. They accomplish this goal by inspecting all parts of a company’s workplace to ensure it meets health, safety, and environmental regulations and provide important safety training programs.
Project Manager in Petroleum
Project managers are responsible for overseeing every step of a project, from inception all the way through to completion. A petroleum project manager will specifically oversee projects in the petroleum field, including oil drilling and well completion projects, or solar energy and environmental projects that focus on environmental health.