April 30, 2009

ConocoPhillips recently made a generous $45,000 contribution to support several department initiatives and student organizations within the LSU College of Engineering (CoE). ConocoPhillips 2009 -2010 funding support was distributed the following focus areas:

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Career Services Sponsorship
  • Chemical Engineering New Building Fund
  • Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Engineering Diversity Conference
  • Engineering Diversity Retention Event
  • LSU Engineering Council
  • Mechanical Engineering Teaching Assistant Support
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Petroleum Engineering Gold Fundraiser
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Tiger Race Team Sponsorship

ConocoPhillips has a history of supporting LSU through the Office of Career Services and the College of Engineering and have supported departments including the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the CoE Office for Diversity.

"ConocoPhillips is proud to provide support for education and diversity at LSU," said Kevin Morris, ConocoPhillips Director of RM&T Engineering Recruiting. "Today's students are the leaders of tomorrow and we have a responsibility to help prepare them for the future. We believe that creating a workforce that encompasses a wide variety of cultural experiences, backgrounds and ways of thinking, improves our business results."

"I feel fortunate to be able to represent ConocoPhillips on the LSU campus," Jennifer Farque, ConocoPhillips Engineer and LSU Lead Recruiter. "Last year, we were actively involved in several events with both Society of Women Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and I look forward to the 2009 - 2010 school year to further develop our relationship with these and other student organizations as well as faculty. We have been extremely impressed with the caliber of the LSU engineering students and believe they are excellent candidates for employment at ConocoPhillips."

"This gift demonstrates ConocoPhillips commitment to increase diversity in engineering education and in the engineering workforce through LSU," said Vaneshette Henderson, Program Manager, Minority Engineering Programs. "The Office for Diversity appreciates ConocoPhillips' continued support to diversity student organizations. Their support will allow us to build new student programs while enhancing others."

ConocoPhillips is an integrated energy company with interests around the world.

More information about LSU's College of Engineering visit http://www.eng.lsu.edu/

Article by Akilah L. Taylor, Development & Faculty Programs, LSU College of Engineering, 225.578.0092, ataylor1@lsu.edu

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