Field Trip to Century Offshore Platform

Field Trip to Century Offshore Platform

On a—thankfully—cloudy day in the Breton Sound during the middle of summer in Louisiana; my classmates and I embarked on a trip we all had been anticipating since the beginning of the Masters of Management in Energy program. Given the size of the offshore platform, our class was divided into two groups, one would head(…)

DOW Field Trip

DOW Field Trip

The hot Louisiana sun was shining down on my classmates and me as we stepped off the bus in our hard hats and sunglasses. We were at DOW Chemical ready for another opportunity to meet with energy professionals, a privilege of our summer program and an experience applicable to all of our future careers in(…)

A Visit to Entergy’s Nine Mile Point Facility

A Visit to Entergy’s Nine Mile Point Facility

What does efficiency mean to the average citizen?  Perhaps, for some of us it means prioritizing errands for the day or maybe for students it means the fastest way to study for classes. For Entergy, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, efficiency means generating power using a combined-cycle natural gas turbine power plant (CCGT). (…)

World Trade Center – API Luncheon – July 17th

World Trade Center – API Luncheon – July 17th

I remember the morning distinctly. Moments earlier, Russian separatists had shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. This tragic event served as a reminder of the political, social, and economic volatility that exists in other parts of the world. Earlier this week James McFarland, our program director, emphasized the importance of being well informed about geopolitical(…)