“Because of the high visibility of Oklahoma college sports in this state and across the nation, we think this is a great way to showcase some of the achievements in our industry,” Lorson said. “We hope this partnership will inspire more students to pursue energy-related degrees.”
TEEMCO’s multi-university agreement with Learfield Sports includes significant signage at football and basketball games.
TEEMCO also has committed to developing scholarship programs and internship opportunities for engineering and energy majors.
“More and more aspects of oil and gas operations are governed by environmental regulations,” Lorson said. “The industry needs a workforce equipped to deal with a changing culture, a culture of energy independence with environmental sustainability.”