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Puranik Foundation’s Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


To celebrate the future of sustainable energy and the student participants, Worldwide Oilfield Machine Global CFO Rani Puranik will Chair Puranik Foundation’s Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at The Post Oak Hotel. The event will showcase the students’ solutions of The Energy Project and honor Puranik Foundation founders Rekha and Sudhir Puranik. The event will benefit The Energy Project and also feature musical entertainment by Richard Brown Orchestra as well as a keynote presentation by Bobby Tudor, Chairman of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. LLC.

The Energy Project offers high school students the opportunity to impact the future of sustainability by co-creating sustainable innovations to benefit Houston by problem-solving local energy challenges. In teams, students work together to design innovative alternative energy approaches to sustaining areas in solar, wind, agriculture, building materials, water purification, and biofuel. During the program, students cover a four-pillar curriculum that includes design thinking, alternative energy 101, an integrative approach with leadership training, and entrepreneurship and business plan pitches preparing students for a promising future. One of the student innovation projects will be awarded a $15,000 grant for the implementation of the unique prototype.

The Houston community is invited to support the Puranik Foundation by contributing to The Energy Project to empower the next generation of global service leaders. Sponsorships and individual tickets are available for purchase online at www.puranikfoundation.org/events/lotus-gala


April 28
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Post Oak Hotel
1600 West Loop South
Houston, 77027
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