On March 6&7, students in business, engineering, and geoscience programs from across the country teamed up to compete in the 2015 EnergyBowl! As a proud supporter of the event, we were excited to see this student-led energy competition in action. The games were made up of two unique challenges, a Case Competition, and the Energy Games (a fast paced trivia competition based on energy industry topics).
One of our Engineers in Training, Omar Moussa, founded the University of Calgary EnergyBowl a few years ago when he was the President of the Petroleum and Energy Society (PES). Omar commented, “when I initiated the EnergyBowl, it included students from the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. I envisioned that it would grow to become a Canadian event from coast to coast, and this year [that] was accomplished. I am very proud of everyone who contributed to this goal.” When describing the event, Omar stated “[it] is a great opportunity for students from different backgrounds to work together to tackle a case study. It provides the students with an understanding of the kind of challenges they will face post-graduation when they work for companies such as Canadian Natural where teamwork is required in order to solve problems or plan projects.”
The team from Queen’s University came out on top this year with the highest overall score, winning the $2000 grand prize – Congratulations! We would also like to congratulate the rest of the teams who participated over the weekend; it was a fierce competition and great to see so many students passionate and knowledgeable about the energy industry.
A big shout out to the University of Calgary student clubs who organized this event:
- Petroleum and Energy Society (PES)
- Fuse Collective (formerly ISEEESA)
- Engineering Students’ Society (ESS)
- Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
- Energy and Environment Engineering Students’ Association (EEESA)
All of your hard work on this initiative was impressive!