Next generation of STEM students honored at Repsol Student Innovation Awards

By: Sean K. Thompson
| Published 03/21/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Repsol, a global multi-energy company with local operations in The Woodlands, held its Student Innovation Awards ceremony at its Technology Forest Blvd offices. The awards presentation was designed to recognize 9th grade and senior high remarkable student achievers, chosen for their exceptional contributions at the SCI://TECH Science Fair, hosted by Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) and backed by Repsol.

Dozens of local students and their parents attended the event, which featured guest speakers Captain (USN Ret.) Eric Doyle of the Blue Angels and Conroe ISD Superintendent Dr. Curtis Null.

Doyle, who also presented at the recent Woodlands Economic Outlook Conference, was excited to talk to these students. “STEM is where it’s at and where we’re growing from. I see this from my experience in the military,” he told Woodlands Online. “It’s not just the trade, but you’re always looking for new blood in a world where things change so fast as it moves so quickly. It’s just super important to see it in my field. It’s wonderful.”

Dr. Null’s pride at handing out awards to so many bright future leaders was evident. “These kids are amazing. What they’re learning through their studies, how to think and – as we talk about it sometimes – learning how to fail, and how both can help propel them into the future,” he told Woodlands Online. “These are our next-generation leaders, and to live in a community where we’re surrounded by corporations like Repsol who invest in the future as a community is what makes this a special place.”

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