Future Energy Professionals

Future Energy Professionals Program

Future Energy Professionals Program was established to encourage and support students to become future energy professionals who pursue technical positions which fuel our world. This LAGCOE program is supported by the LAGCOE Education Fund, a Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana.

Beginning with LAGCOE 2013, Young Professionals of LAGCOE volunteers teamed up with UL-Lafayette Engineering Ambassadors to introduce high school juniors and seniors interested in STEM majors to the energy industry through an organized tour of LAGCOE's technical exposition & conference. High school students learned about the energy industry while touring the exposition for a hands-on experience with the technology and mechanics of the oil and gas industry.

Learn more about the Future Energy Professionals Tours of LAGCOE's technical expositions & conferences:

LAGCOE Awards Future Energy Professionals Scholarships

Students who participated in the LAGCOE FEP tours were eligible to apply for the LAGCOE Future Energy Professionals Scholarship: an award to goal-oriented students planning to enroll into a Louisiana university or college in pursuit of a STEM-centric Degree. Past scholarship winners have gone on to study Chemical and Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as well as the Oil & Gas Production Program at South Louisiana Community College and Integrated Product Technologies at L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College. 

Congratulations to the following students who have been recognized as the 2018 Future Energy Professionals Scholarship recipients:

  1. Parker Cormier, New Iberia Senior High School. Parker will be studying Integrated Product Technologies at L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College in Schriever, LA
  2. Brandon Mitchell, Pine Prairie High School. Brandon will be studying Oil & Gas Production Technology at South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette, LA
  3. Meaghan Thibodeaux, Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish. Meaghan will be studying Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA
  4. Michael LaCour, St. Thomas More Catholic High School. Michael will be studying Chemical Engineering at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, LA