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Honeywell announces Scholarship program for Houston schools

September 14, 2011 - Honeywell announced its 2011-12 Engineer of the Future Scholarship program will challenge Houston’s high school seniors to offer ideas for making industrial manufacturing facilities more energy efficient.

The company is accepting applications from all Houston Independent School District seniors who are interested in pursuing engineering degrees from accredited universities. It’s the second year that Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), an automation technology supplier to several refineries along the Gulf Coast, has offered the $2,500 scholarship program, which aims to excite Houston high school students about engineering careers.

“One of the many goals of the Honeywell Engineer of the Future Scholarship Program is to help young people realize that the world needs more engineers to help create a more-sustainable environment,” said Tracey Haslam, HPS’ vice president of sales in the Americas. “The engineering field has a great opportunity to make a positive contribution to a greener world, particularly since more than 30 percent of the United States’ energy use and carbon emissions come from industrial facilities.”

The scholarship will be paid to the winner’s engineering school for the 2012-2013 school year. Students must write personal essays discussing their recommendations for improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions at industrial manufacturing plants. Last year’s winning entries – both from Houston’s High School for the Engineering Professions (HSEP) – recommended ways to capture and commercialize carbon emissions, as well as how to re-engineer industrial plant components to work together as a more-efficient system.

“A lot of young people hear ‘engineering’ and think ‘boring,’ but engineers actually have some of the most important jobs in the world,” said Nicholas Robbins, one of last year’s scholarship winners who is studying mechanical engineering at Rice University. “Listening to the people from Honeywell talk about career opportunities in engineering last year helped me realize that this is what I want to do with my life.”

Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.
 

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