Thursday, September 26, 2013
UAF Engineering Students get a boost from Shell
The UAF College of Engineering and Mines is pleased to announce a new grant from Shell Exploration & Production Company. Shell recently announced it is contributing $20,000 to the new UAF College of Engineering and Mines Student Enhancement Fund.
This fund was created to enhance the educational experiences of UAF engineering students, specifically to provide necessary tutoring and mentoring support, as well as provide resources for the students to participate in national and international competitions. Pete Stokes, the chair of the CEM Advisory and Development Council, and the originator of the new fund stated: “We are working to ensure that our undergraduate students have the tools and means available to help them succeed. The Student Enhancement Fund is one way we offer support to the engineers of the future, and we are pleased to accept Shell’s generous contribution to assist our students in their pursuit of higher education.”
Shell supports a variety of educational initiatives that improve student performance, encourages diversity and benefits our nation’s future competitiveness. Shell has been a long time supporter of University of Alaska programs that aid engineering and geoscience students, as well as science education programs that prepare students for a workforce increasingly reliant on science and technology.
“The UAF CEM Student Enhancement Fund is a great fit for Shell”, said Pete Slaiby, Vice President for Shell in Alaska. “The University of Alaska is well on its way to doubling the number of engineering graduates, and Shell is working with the University to mentor the engineers of the future, especially ones trained in arctic environments.”