Navigation Links
BP funds scholarship for University of Houston to help fill industry ranks
Date:4/23/2008

A $750,000 grant from one of the worlds largest energy companies, BP America, will help the University of Houston recruit and offer scholarships to students in engineering, sciences, mathematics and business.

Spread out across three years, the BP Scholarship/Fellowship will be distributed to the Cullen College of Engineering, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the C.T. Bauer College of Business to fund a variety of programs that are already in place aimed at recruiting students. Some programs the grant will fund include one-week summer camps to promote engineering to high school seniors, scholarships to attract National Merit Scholarship finalists and a program to encourage high school students and business students to specialize in the energy sector.

We have a social responsibility to continue to find better ways to develop safe, clean and sustainable energy for the future, said Gabriel Cuadra, business unit leader for Latin America Fuels, BPs UH campus executive and a 1988 UH alum. In order to do that, we must continue to attract and recruit the best and the brightest young people who will help develop the technologies that will unlock previously unattainable hydrocarbon resources and help us deliver alternative energy solutions.

Each year for the next three years, the Cullen College of Engineering will receive $170,000 each year, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will receive $55,000 each year and the C.T. Bauer College of Business will receive $25,000 each year.

BP is making a significant investment in university programs aimed at developing the regional workforce through the recruitment and retention of excellent students, said Donald Foss, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost for UH. This gift reflects the quality of the energy-related programs at UH and we are grateful to BP for their continued support of these efforts.

UH is an attractive recruiting base for BP due to the talent and diversity of its student body and the effectiveness of recruiting programs already in place by the university. The large number of BP facilities in the Houston area, and the large BP population already living in Houston, gives UH students access to a major industry employer through informal and formal mentorship opportunities.

P currently recruits between 20 and 30 students a year for full-time and internship positions, and has had a prominent presence on the UH campus for more than 30 years, including sponsoring scholarship opportunities, such as 20th Annual ASME/UH Cajun Crawfish Boil on May 4.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ann Holdsworth
aholdsworth@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Keck Foundation funds study of biological interactions with nanomaterials
2. Genes and environment grant funds close look at nature-nurture overlap in common diseases
3. NHGRI funds new Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research
4. USDA Cooperative Agreement funds mosquito project at Rutgers
5. A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
6. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
7. University of Oregon researcher finds that on waters surface, nitric acid is not so tough
8. Bioengineers at University of Pennsylvania devise nanoscale system to measure cellular forces
9. Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
10. Antioxidant to retard wrinkles discovered by Hebrew University researcher
11. Society for General Microbiology 161st Meeting, University of Edinburgh
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... The Controller General of Immigration from Maldives Mr. Mohamed Anwar ... prestigious international IAIR Award for the most innovative high security ePassport and ... ... Maldives Immigration Controller General, Mr. Mohamed ... the right) have received the IAIR award for the "Most innovative high ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... The report "Gesture Recognition and Touchless Sensing Market by ... Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to be ... 2017 and 2022. Continue Reading ... ... ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... March 21, 2017   Neurotechnology , a ... technologies, today announced the release of the ... provides improved facial recognition using up to 10 ... single computer. The new version uses deep neural-network-based ... and it utilizes a Graphing Processing Unit (GPU) ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... program has won a US2020 STEM Mentoring Award. Representatives of the FirstHand program ... in Volunteer Experience from US2020. , US2020’s mission is to change the trajectory ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... Parks Associates announced today that Tom Kerber , Director ... , October 11 in Scottsdale, Arizona . Kerber will ... safety and security products impact the competitive landscape. ... Parks Associates: Smart Home Devices: Main Purchase Driver ... "The residential security market has experienced continued growth, and the introduction of ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... USDM ... firm for the life sciences and healthcare industries, announces a presentation by Subbu ... , The presentation, “Automating GxP Validation for Agile Cloud Platforms,” will present a ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... Oct. 9, 2017  BioTech Holdings announced today ... which its ProCell stem cell therapy prevents limb ... The Company, demonstrated that treatment with ProCell resulted ... saved as compared to standard bone marrow stem ... resulted in reduction of therapeutic effect.  ...
Breaking Biology Technology: