2012 STEM Graduate Summit #1
April 16, 2012
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rayburn House Office Building – Room B338
The Growing Hispanic Population and the Implications on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry
Moderated by CHCI-API STEM Graduate Fellow Omar De Leon
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As the largest and fastest growing minority group, Latinos will have an important role in how we address our energy challenges. Latinos will be the source of a significant portion of the nation’s increased energy demand into the future. Additionally, as the main driver of the nation’s workforce growth into the next decade, the ability for Latinos to succeed in STEM fields will be critical for America’s competitiveness, including that of the oil and natural gas industry. This will ultimately affect how well the industry can meet future demand for increased domestic production and increase America’s energy independence.
Join CHCI-API STEM Graduate Fellow Omar De Leon as he leads a discussion on the energy consumption and workforce trends of the growing Latino community and how we can address underlying issues in order to ensure America’s future energy security.
Opening Remarks: Marty Durbin, Executive Vice President, American Petroleum Institute
- Ray Dempsey, Jr. - Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, BP America
- Kyle Isakower – Vice President: Regulatory and Economic Policy, American Petroleum Institute
- Pilar Montoya - CEO, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Bill Valdez – Principal Deputy and Acting Director: Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy
The 2012 CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.