Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014
On Friday, August 15, 2014, 13 college students presented results of 11 science projects at the beautiful Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) center at the conclusion of the 2nd annual EnerSciences Internship Challenge Program event. The program fosters the commercial development of young aspiring professionals in the oil and gas industry. As the demand in the oil and gas upstream sector for talented individuals grows, such a program helps to provide valuable commercial development experience to young professionals graduating in various fields.
The 11 projects this year involved several development areas being investigated by EnerSciences. The development areas include projects involving chemistry, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, microbiology and physics. The presentations represented the culmination of a formal 13-week program designed to give students real-world experience and training that will ultimately launch them either directly into careers in the field or provide the basic knowledge necessary to pursue continued educational development opportunities.
"Possibilities, I think is the one word summing up what we have here today," said David Trahan, President and Chief Science Officer at EnerSciences. "It's the tremendous possibilities we are opening up for several bright-minded research interns who have participated in this year's program. It's the possibilities that lay ahead for them in their careers, and it's the possibilities that lay ahead for our company in exploring further what they've created and the possibilities of bringing those ideas to the market."
One of the main objectives of the Internship Challenge is to expand the pool of prospective employees who have practical experience, enhancing opportunities for developing innovative technologies and solutions for the energy industry. It also serves to provide students a peer network through educational and informational networking events.
Students are given the responsibility of managing crucial projects from the moment they begin their internship. Regardless of their intern position they are given the responsibility, just as with full time employees, to prepare budgets, perform process testing and experimentation, and formulating conclusions on work. They must prepare full reports and track their progress by detailing what they have learned and offering suggestions to improve operations. The empowering is a fundamental part of the program intended to enrich the interns' experience and ensures they are fully prepared for what awaits them in the immediate future.
Enersciences Holdings, LLC is an enterprise holding company focused on developing innovative technologies and solutions for the energy industry. Our family of companies include: Rapid Drilling Fluids, LLC, Chem Rock Technologies, LLC, Broad Point Energy, LLC, and R3 Sciences, LLC.