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WHEN: General Meeting – 9:00 – 11:30 AM, September 29, 2016
Sponsor Reception – 6:00 – 7:30 PM, September 28, 2016
The 2016 Gulf Coast Energy Summit aims to increase public awareness on the vast economic opportunities associated with offshore energy and energy exporting. With the United States possessing the resources to be the most energy rich country in the world, Coastal residents and community leaders should understand the complete reach of the offshore economy and how it can benefit coastal communities. The Gulf Coast Energy Summit will be a fast-moving program with entertaining, informative speakers.
WHO: Who should attend? Business professionals, elected officials, economic developers, community leaders, educators, and students. The 2016 Gulf Coast Energy Summit is presented by the Consumer Energy Alliance, Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi Energy Institute, Mississippi Gulf Coast Business Council, and National Ocean Industries Association.
COST: There is no cost to attend.
Hi! My name is Mimi, I am 18 years old, and I just graduated from St. Andrews Episcopal School. I plan on attending Mississippi State University in the fall of 2016 to study chemical engineering (Hail State!), and I was lucky enough to land an intern opportunity with MEI’s Get on the Grid program before I go back to school. I’ve been at MEI for just over two weeks now and my experience here has really demonstrated to me the importance of energy & manufacturing in Mississippi. I am relatively unfamiliar with any job for my age group that revolves around the energy field, so being able to work for MEI has become an amazing learning opportunity as I begin my adult life.
Having just graduated high school, I am fully aware of the significance of planning out a career path before going to college. As I continue to work with Get on the Grid I keep thinking about how remarkable it is to have a website that creates a career path for you, gives you all the necessary information about said career path, and ensures that you follow through with that path. Get on the Grid MS in combination with the vast amount of energy related jobs available in Mississippi could very well become one the solutions to unemployment on our state.
Now I know what some of you are thinking, why should I care about the intern’s opinion of Get on the Grid? I did just graduate high school, and I am no engineer (yet) nor am I an expert at unemployment solutions. But I am a student, and having just gone through the college selection process I fully understand the importance of career planning. If I had been given a website like Get on the Grid at an earlier age not only would I have developed a more keen understanding of jobs in energy and manufacturing, but I also would have explored more potential college opportunities in the sector.
Basically Get on the Grid not only broadens the horizons of careers for new students, but it also has the potential to give stable jobs to an entire generation of young adults simply by demonstrating the impact of energy related occupations. Because I am a student, a recent high school graduate, and an intern I believe that I am capable of delivering an honest analysis of Get on the Grid because it applies to my age group. Ultimately Get on the Grid is an effective website that needs to be utilized by the young minds of Mississippi, and I could not be more excited to intern for such an impressive program.
Through the development of Get on the Grid, MEI seeks to raise awareness among students of the wide range of great career opportunities in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Earlier this month, the Clarion-Ledger interviewed a local Entergy employee on his profession. Previously, MEI has highlighted employees from Chevron and Mississippi Power. Click on the companies to see each highlight.
MEI recently participated in a DOE-led forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss CO2 related infrastructure as a means to grow the carbon capture and sequestration economy. With strong convictions on each end of the climate change belief spectrum, CO2 management will continue to be a common discussion and policy subject for years to come. Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) currently offers the only economic solution for CO2 sequestration on a large scale, with Mississippi as a leading EOR state. David Biello with Scientific American visited Mississippi to meet with professionals at Tellus, Denbury, and Mississippi Power at their respective facilities. Last month, this article was published.
At MSU-CAVS, students are attracting national attention for their innovative work to make a car with superior fuel efficiency. Through time, auto manufacturers have steadily provided consumers more fuel efficient options. Today’s innovation at MSU-CAVS stands to yield solutions for more efficient options in the future. Read more.