About The Energy Education Fund


Our history and mission

The vision of the Energy Education Fund dates back to 2017 when the Texas-based Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU) first toured Pennsylvania. Following strong interest and positive feedback from schools across the region, a Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit was built for dedicated use across the Appalachian basin.  The Energy Education Fund was formally established in early 2019 to cover the costs of transporting and facilitating MOLU visits and other energy related educational programs.  

The Energy Education Fund provides educational resources to schools throughout the Appalachian region to increase students’ awareness of STEM concepts and the careers associated with the energy industry. As the demand for highly-skilled workers continues to grow, the need for qualified applicants is also increasing, and providing engaging activities at a young age will ensure future workforce needs are met. 

We are grateful to our partners for seeing the vision of what energy education in the northeast region can look like, and encourage others to get involved in helping shape the future generation for a world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based occupations.  

Join us today by making an investment in the Energy Education Fund, and help continue to provide opportunities for students and teachers to increase their awareness of the energy industry and all that it has to offer.


Interested in scheduling or sponsoring a MOLU visit to a school? Looking to learn more about becoming an EEF Partner? Please contact Melissa Turlip, Program Manager, at mturlip@commonwealthcharitable.org or (833) 348-2669.