October 4, 2013

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.




  • Two Shell Plaza
  • 777 Walker Street
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • Meeting Room: 11th Floor
  • Directions (PDF)

Eligible Attendees

Texas Regional Collaborative Project Directors, Instructional Team Members and Texas science and mathematics teachers are invited to attend. Priority will be given to Houston area teachers and teachers invited by Shell and NEED.



NEED logoThe Shell-TRC Partnership and the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) are joining forces to bring you a very exciting and unique learning opportunity in conjunction with the Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix.

Participants will conduct hands-on activities that pertain to the science of racing. These include examining polymers, distinguishing the difference between engines, motors and generators and how they work, and comparing fuels (gas vs. ethanol) with molecular models. Mathematics teachers will have the opportunity to discuss how they can use these activities and support the science.

The training will be provided by NEED experts, and will include handouts and access to NEED’s electronic materials.

The morning will begin with registration and a continental breakfast followed by remarks from a Shell leader. An overview of the training and safety will be discussed. We will then breakout into groups and complete three hands-on activities. Between noon and 12:45 p.m. Shell will transport us to Reliant Stadium and we will have box lunches there in the Shell suite. After lunch we will have activities building engines and visiting dozens of interactive and educational displays, including an experiential area presented by Shell. Lastly, we will attend the Grand Prix qualifying races. Shell will then transport us back to Two Shell Plaza.


Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 6 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participants complete the online evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.




Participants if applicable, will pay for their own hotel accommodations. Each participant will be responsible for making his or her own reservation for overnight.



All attendees should park in the Two Shell Plaza Garage. Parking tickets will be validated at the end of the day at the Two Shell Plaza Garage.



  • No cost to participants
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Shell
  • Registration closes October 2, 2013
  • Training is limited to 100 participants


Registration Instructions

Click the registration button below to register your attendance. You will be asked your name, email, and Collaborative if you are a member of the TRC. If you are not a Collaborative teacher, please mark “Other”.


Click to Register