Halliburton Awards Grant to T-STEM Center
March 8, 2006
Recognizing a university-level commitment to K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, Halliburton has awarded the Texas Tech University T-STEM Center $30,000 in foundation funding to continue the center's outreach efforts. "Congratulations on behalf of the Halliburton Foundation and the Education Advisory Board," said Cheneé Franklin, manager of domestic university relations for Halliburton. "Your hard work and commitment to excellence in education are greatly appreciated."
Funding from the award will be used to develop curriculum and professional development for the center's Green Engineering workshop, slated to debut during the center's summer teacher training workshops in 2008. Green Engineering focuses on the positive effect engineers have on the environment when developing responsible solutions to real-world problems. "We are excited to have Halliburton's support of our work here at the T-STEM Center," remarked John Chandler, Ph.D., a director of the center. "We are grateful for Halliburton's gift, but, more importantly, we're excited for the opportunities for further collaboration between Halliburton and Texas Tech, especially in K-12 education outreach."
Almost a century old, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industries. The company's foundation, established in 1965, supports education at all levels through contributions to K-12 schools, colleges and universities. University grants given through the Halliburton Foundation are just one way the company gives back to communities in which it has operations. In addition to the T-STEM Center's award, Texas Tech also received $5,000 in funding for continued support of the Halliburton Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Engineering.
2007 Halliburton Foundation Recipients
Texas Tech University was awarded a total of $35,000 in funding from the Halliburton Foundation for 2007.
- T-STEM Center, $30,000
Curriculum and workshop development
- College of Engineering, $5,000
Halliburton Teaching Excellence Award
Founded in 1919, Halliburton has grown to become a leader in innovative well-site technology, expertise and service for the oil and gas industry.
The global company of 50,000 employees has operations in 70 companies with headquarters in Houston, Texas, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.