September 12, 2007

Halliburton Awards Grant to T-STEM Center

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.”

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