September 17, 2014

Shell presented $79,270 to the LSU College of Engineering during the annual Shell Campus Blitz held on the LSU campus.

"Shell and Louisiana State University have a long history of collaboration. LSU continues to be a key source of talented graduates for all of Shell’s lines of business. Our annual support is one of the ways we maintain this strategic relationship," said Greg Guidry, executive vice president, Unconventionals, for Shell’s Upstream Americas.

Shell’s gift to the College of Engineering will support strategic development areas within academic disciplines, research enterprise and student initiatives.

  • Encounter Engineering E2 Bridge Camp was awarded $20,000 for incoming freshmen camp scholarships.
  • Engineering Ambassadors Program was granted $10,000 for leadership development programs and service scholarship funding. 
  • Engineers Without Borders service organization accepted $500 to support initiatives that further the development of underserved communities locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Recruitment into Engineering of High Ability Multi-Cultural Students (REHAMS) and the College of Engineering Diversity Ambassadors collectively received $18,920 to further expand the College of Engineering’s underrepresented student recruitment and community outreach endeavors.
  • Cain Department of Chemical Engineering was presented $8,750 to enhance research opportunities and team-oriented collaboration for undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to supporting the unit operations lab. 
  • Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering received $2,350 in continued support of ECE senior design projects.
  • Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering received $8,750 designated for the 3-2 Master's program, positioning mechanical engineering students to achieve an advance degree in five years. 
  • Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering received $10,000 to enhance student experiences with reservoir production engineering, drilling and well-log analysis. The donation will also assist with the senior capstone design course.

“The Encounter Engineering E2 Bridge Camp prepares students for College by engaging them in design projects, academic preparation and team building sessions,” said Summer Dann, program manager, STEM Talent Expansion Program, College of Engineering. “These activities also provide connections with their peers and the academic and professional communities. Research shows that incoming students who develop a relationship with a faculty or staff member, or an upper-level student are much more likely to succeed academically and professionally. Shell’s generosity will reduce the fees for students attending the camp.”

The total gift presented by Shell to the LSU Foundation totaled $151,500 to support LSU’s College of Engineering, E.J. Ourso College of Business; the Honors College; the College of Science’s geoscience programs; Career Services; Disability Services; and the Office of Academic Affairs.

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For more information, contact Mimi LaValle, LSU College of Engineering, 225-578-5706, mlavall@lsu.edu



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