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WHAT IS THE ENERGY COALITION?

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The Energy Coalition is a student organization that works towards solidifying UH's position internationally as The Energy University. The Energy Coalition was formed to bring together students from various colleges and organizations who plan to pursue careers in the energy industry.

It fosters communication and collaboration among students who, though pursuing similar career paths, may otherwise never have the opportunity to work together and learn from each other. The largest student group on campus, the Energy Coalition has 34 member student organizations and over 5,000 student members, both undergraduate and graduate, from six colleges across campus.

The Energy Coalition’s Executive Board also serves as Energy Ambassadors for UH Energy.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS

An interview with Neha Bhat, the new Energy Coalition Chair - Click here to read this article An interview with Neha Bhat, the new Energy Coalition Chair

By McKenzie Ganders

With the new school year off and running, the Energy Coalition (EC) is ushering in a new era of leadership. Among that board is the sixth chair to serve in that capacity since the group’s inception, Neha Bhat – a senior simultaneously working towards her bachelor’s and master’s in accounting.
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Energy Coalition Spotlight: Chair Makpal Sariyeva Highlights Initiatives for New Academic Year Energy Coalition Spotlight: Chair Makpal Sariyeva Highlights Initiatives for New Academic Year

By Janet Miranda

The Energy Coalition welcomes a new board of student directors. Chair Makpal Sariyeva shares her vision for the new academic year amid COVID-19 and other industry challenges.
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Image of Joyce Haller Levy Energy Coalition Spotlight: New Year, New Vision

By Janet Miranda

The Energy Coalition is the largest energy-centered organization on campus, connecting students with key energy leaders and organizing energy events.
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Image of Christian Beduya Chair Christian Beduya’s Initiatives for the Largest Student Organization on Campus

By Janet Miranda

As we start the new school year, the Energy Coalition (EC) board welcomes a new students into key board positions. Made up of 18 students, the board is in charge of planning events and connecting with key energy leaders. Christian Beduya, a finance and economics student, is the EC’s third chair since the student-run organization was founded.
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Image of Kamalpreet Kaur Energy Coalition Vice Chair Ready to Share her Passion for Energy on Campus

By Claire Andersen

As the upcoming school year fast approaches, the Energy Coalition’s new board is preparing for a new year of expansion and growth. As one of the largest student organizations on campus, the board is determined to educate and impassion UH students on all things energy. Executive board member Kamalpreet Kaur is a key part of this effort.
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Image of Phillip Jefferson How a Recent UH Graduate Created the Largest Energy-Focused Community on Campus

By Claire Andersen

It is clear to anyone who speaks to Phillip Jefferson that the University of Houston is a significant source of passion and pride for him. When asked to describe himself in three words, he answered without hesitation: passionate, intense and loving. If there was room for another word, it would surely be dedicated. Dedicated to being the best, dedicated to making his mark and most of all, dedicated to UH.
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Image of Anand Selveindran Petroleum engineering student’s research earns first-place on GRaSP Day

By Valeria Dominguez

Graduate students from across the University of Houston gather each November to showcase their research while also engaging in a friendly competition. Made possible by a collaboration between the University’s Graduate School and Office of the Provost, GRaSP (Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects) Day provides networking opportunities for some of the University’s top scholars.
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Image of Julian Chenin How one UH student meets his goals as an energy leader, researcher and innovator

By Claire Andersen

Free time is hard to come by, and even more rare for university students. Most 20-something college students use their precious free time studying, spending time with friends or catching up on Netflix. But Julian Chenin is not your average college student.
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Image of Yilhak Abebe How the new Energy Coalition chair plans to expand upon the largest student organization on campus

By Claire Andersen

With the new school year comes a new board for the Energy Coalition (EC). Made up of 18 students, the board is in charge of creating and planning events as well as collaborating with industry players. Yilhak Abebe, a petroleum engineering student, is the new acting chair.
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Image of Clara Palencia Student Spotlight: Clara Palencia

By Claire Andersen

Doctoral student Clara Palencia earned a second place award in the Ph.D. category of the International Student Society of Petrophysicists and Well Lock Analysts (SPWLA) competition last summer for a paper on the properties of mudrocks, a class of sedimentary rock.
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Image of Sarah Murphy UH Alumna gains multidimensional experience at leading O&G company

By Claire Andersen

UH alumna Sarah Murphy has created a career worth noticing in just the three short years since she graduated. Murphy is part of Shell’s Graduate Program, a three-year rotational program created to enhance the careers of young professionals. During her time at Shell, Murphy was given opportunities to work in and become familiar with various parts of the business.
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NOTABLE ARTICLES

Summer Research Opportunities for Students Promise Great Impact for Low Carbon Energy Summer Research Opportunities for Students Promise Great Impact for Low Carbon Energy

By Janet Miranda

UH Energy and C.T. Bauer College of Business along with the Center for Houston’s Future has teamed up to create new research initiatives for students this summer amid the COVID-19 internship cancellations. The new low carbon energy research aims to provide a framework for the necessary infrastructure for implementation.
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UH Society of Petroleum Engineers Wins Student Chapter Excellence Award UH Society of Petroleum Engineers Wins Student Chapter Excellence Award

By Janet Miranda

The University of Houston chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers won its first Student Chapter Excellence Award for the 2019-20 academic year. The 34-member board coordinated and planned an ambitious student involvement strategy, which yielded 86 successful events and six awards.
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Q&A: Forbes Scholar Sara Haq’s 30 Under 30 Summit Experience Q&A: Forbes Scholar Sara Haq’s 30 Under 30 Summit Experience

By Janet Miranda

Sara Haq is a supply chain senior and student board member of the Energy Coalition. She recently attended the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit as a Forbes Scholar. Haq talks to us about her experience and advice for students interested in attending.
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Energy Coalition Spotlight: Co-Vice Chairs of Student Organization Relations Efforts to Grow Member Organizations Energy Coalition Spotlight: Co-Vice Chairs of Student Organization Relations Efforts to Grow Member Organizations

By Janet Miranda

As we start another semester the Energy Coalition (EC) board, the largest organization on campus with over 8,000 students working across six colleges and over 30 majors, gets ready to touch base with prospective organizations.
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Image of Anisha Deka UH Petroleum Engineering Student Uses her Background for Future Success

By Valeria Dominguez

Anisha Deka stands out as an engineering student at the University of Houston. While pursuing a master’s degree in petroleum engineering, Deka shows that by combining her background from the oil and gas industry in India with her graduate studies in Houston, she is making strides on the path to a successful career in the energy sector.
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Group photo of UH students at the World Petroleum Conference UH students see O&G from a global perspective at the World Petroleum Conference

By Claire Andersen

Two students from the University of Houston were selected to represent the United States at the 2017 World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in Istanbul, Turkey in July. Recent graduate David Lankford-Bravo and senior Euler Reyes joined nearly 70 other young professionals from around the world as volunteers for the 22nd WPC.
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