Lectures at the Petroleum Museum

Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series – sponsored by the Abell-Hanger Foundation

The Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series brings explorers, photographers, scientists, and historians from all over the world to the Permian Basin. Special thanks to the Abell Hanger Foundation for their sponsorship of these events. This is a free, ticketed event. For reservations, call 432-683-4403 or reserve online by clicking here.

September 24th Lecture: Olympia LePoint

Hailed as “The New Einstein” by fans across around the world, Olympia LePoint can help overcome fear and adversity through the creative problem-solving principles found in math, science and human determination. LePoint is, quite literally, a rocket scientist whose remarkable story begins with her admission that she was failing her high school math and science classes until a math teacher taught her how to perceive her own intelligence and think differently. Ultimately, she graduated at the top of her class from California State University, Northridge and was hired by Boeing three months after graduating, at the age of 21 – the youngest scientist in the company. As an internationally-recognized leader in both math and science fields, LePoint helped launch NASA’s Endeavour, Discovery, Columbia, and Atlantis space shuttles in 28 total missions. Upheld as “The Brainpower Expert,” Olympia is currently applying her mathematical skills to calculate the ways in which humans can actually “remap” their minds to reprogram their thinking and will be sharing those findings with us.

Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series – sponsored by Norma J. McGrew, Mr. & Mrs. Max Wright, & Texas Pecos Trail

The Petroleum Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures give our community the chance to visit with authors, scientists, artists, and historians who recount the petroleum industry’s beginning, present and future, along with topics of local and historical interest.  These lectures are sponsored by the Norma J. McGrew, Mr. & Mrs. Max Wright, and the Texas Pecos Trail. Admission is always free. Drinks and dessert are provided.

Check our News and Events for the upcoming schedule.

September 18th Presentation: Brent Hilliard, Chairman – Midland Development Corporation
The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) was established in 2002 to offer incentives to qualified current and future employers who create jobs for the Midland community. The MDC helps foster areas of Midland that meets the city’s development objectives and promotes, recruits, and strengthens Midland’s workforce. Midland voters made incentives possible when they approved a quarter-cent increase in the local sales tax rate, with additional revenues earmarked to promote economic development and diversification. Join the discussion about future projects and how our city taxes are being used.

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