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.
“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.
For more information, contact Mimi LaValle, LSU College of Engineering, 225-578-5706, firstname.lastname@example.org