Computer Science students at Clements High School are exploring the field of engineering by taking part in a pilot program made possible through a $15.7 million Fort Bend Education Foundation grant funded generously by Schlumberger.
The pilot program will provide educational programs to assist students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) labs. Included in the agreement are 25 Licenses for Petrel Software, which supports the study of petroleum, earth science and technology, as well as 25 Licenses for Ocean Kit Software that are geared toward science, technology and engineering. Schlumberger will also provide a new computer lab equipped with 25 computers.
Participating in the program this year are Clements students enrolled in Computer Science III classes, led by teacher Lubna Lorena. The students will benefit from working with a college-level intern and engineers throughout the school year.
“We are extremely grateful to Schlumberger for their support of our Computer Science program,” said Lorena. “I am delighted at the thought of the opportunities that our students will have, the doors which will be opened for them and the learning that will take place. For me personally, this program represents the realization of a dream. I have the means to enhance my instruction and the resources that will allow the Computer Science program to strengthen and grow.”
We understand the importance of sharing our products and expertise to expose students to computer science and engineering. It is definitely our goal to introduce concepts and partnerships that will encourage students to excel in science technology engineering and math (STEM) and continue on to STEM majors and careers, said Paula Harris Director of Community Affairs, Schlumberger
Schlumberger currently collaborates with more than 530 universities worldwide in providing this program. Clements is one of only two high schools in the world to pilot the program.
“I would like to thank our business partner, Schlumberger, for their outstanding and continued support for the teachers, students and schools in Fort Bend ISD,” said Brenna Smelley, Executive Director of the Fort Bend Education Foundation.