XTO Energy presents check to Dr. Woodley and Dr. Nnanna
Students will learn all things STEM during the summer program

The University of Texas Permian Basin and XTO Energy are working to catch the attention of future engineers at an earlier age. 

With the support of XTO, UT Permian Basin’s College of Engineering will host an engineering summer program. The camp is split into two sessions, one for middle school students and the other for high school students.  

“It’s important to us to inspire young minds to think big when it comes to their future,” UT Permian Basin President Sandra Woodley said. “This partnership is education and energy uniting to support students and the future success of the region.”

“XTO is committed to supporting K-12 and higher education initiatives,” said Courtney Wardlaw, XTO Energy Public & Government Affairs Advisor. “This summer program at UT Permian Basin allows us to ensure that the next generation of engineers is ready to continue the momentum the Permian is experiencing right now.”

Students will learn all things STEM – from computer design and building robots, to getting a taste of what it’s like to be an engineer in any field.

“There are opportunities for students to take classes and learn concepts that can be applied to chemical, electrical, mechanical and petroleum engineering,” Dr. George Nnanna, the dean of The College of Engineering said.