American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)

The American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) is a major supporter of the Taft Oil Technology Academy. This association consists of a national team of people working to promote professionalism and respect within the drilling industry. It has developed 25 Student Sections at major universities across the United States, with the Taft Oil Technology Academy Student Section being the only student section at the high school level in the system. The vision statement for the Section is to promote professionalism and respect within the Oil Technology Academy, Taft Union High School, and the Taft community.