Shauna Noonan, 2020 SPE President, visited our university on February 26. She met with students, academic staff, and engaged in fruitful discussions with our professors.
The visit included Mrs. Noonan’s presentation, “Transformation of the Petroleum Engineer: Impact of the Digital Revolution and Social Responsibility”. DPE students and staff, who attended the event, derived tremendous value and inspiration from her enlightening presentation.
During the presentation, she weighed in on challenges young engineers will face in adopting responsibilities and navigating their careers through the digital revolution and shifting social obligations. Mrs. Noonan discussed the challenges she faced in balancing her family life with the professional one, a point that resonated with our audience, especially our talented female engineers in-the-making. Lastly, Shauna stressed the importance of the SPE in shaping her career and personal development in every step of the way.
Following a stirring round of Q&A, Shauna’s visit concluded with a tour of our university grounds and laboratory equipment. It left deep impressions on our guest and confirmed DPE’s commitment to paving the road to the future with cutting-edge technology and top-quality research. Mrs. Noonan’s visit was a resounding success in every way, we eagerly await the opportunity to host her again.
“The visit to your university has been one of the highlights so far, as SPE President. My expectations for visiting the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Montanuniversitt Leoben were high given its reputation of being one of the best in the world, and I can honestly say that those expectations were exceeded. The discussions with the SPE student members, faculty and Dr. Ott were very informative and thought-provoking. The work being done within the research laboratories was impressive and so vital towards the technological advancements our industry needs. I am very thankful to everyone’s hospitality and kindness during my visit and I look forward to returning in the near future,” Mrs. Noonan said.