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Our Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED) program recently sponsored a computer science symposium at the Young Women’s Preparatory Academy in Houston. The symposium consisted of parents, students, and teachers who were able to explore computer science, mobile app development, and robotics. Schlumberger has been a consistent supporter of the university’s Coding Club and Robotics teams.
The success of the symposium which saw over 200 participants extending their digital skills fed into an additional summer computer science workshop encouraging students to continue with their computer science and robotics courses on campus.
The SEED program also collaborates with volunteers from the University of Houston, Rice University, and Texas Southern University offering a joint program in computational Geophysics, where students can improve their understanding of this discipline and gain familiarity with the Petrel E&P Software platform.
One of the technology teachers who participated in the SEED program, Astra, enthused about the collaboration opportunities. “Schlumberger has been vital to providing access to quality computer science and STEM opportunities to our campus of female students who are primarily from underrepresented backgrounds. With Schlumberger’s help, our campus has been able to truly promote computer science for all.”
SEED is an internal education program that encourages STEM through camps, teacher professional development, workshops, and employee classroom visits. The program focuses on robotics, computer science, and energy education.
Through SEED, Schlumberger engages employees, educators, retirees, and volunteers around the world to share their passion for learning and science with students. This hands-on program relies on the scientific and technological expertise of our employee volunteers, who directly engage with the communities where Schlumberger people live and work.