ConocoPhillips Donates $1M for Engineering Enrichment and Diversity Programs

ConocoPhillips and Texas Tech recently announced a $1 million gift from ConocoPhillips to establish a student recruitment and support center in the Whitacre College of Engineering.

The new center will be named the ConocoPhillips Center for Engineering Enrichment and Diversity for a period of five years in recognition of the company's contribution.

Located in the Engineering Center Building, the ConocoPhillips Center for Engineering Enrichment and Diversity will enhance recruiting efforts among historically underrepresented groups and serve as a central location for student academic support services within the Whitacre College of Engineering. The center also will unite existing programs to better serve current and prospective engineering students at Texas Tech in support of the college's goal to increase student diversity over the next five years.

The center will house the ConocoPhillips Bridge Program, which provides academic skills training, tutoring, peer mentoring and other academic support services for incoming freshmen engineering students, as well as the ConocoPhillips Diversity Lecture Series, which provides semiannual lectures on diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.