Engineers are critical to our planet’s future, and we are glad to support their continuing education as well as raise awareness of the important contributions they make.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced that two Houston high school seniors from one of the city’s prominent engineering magnet schools have been awarded the Honeywell Engineer of the Future Scholarship, a program that highlights the significant role engineers can play in promoting environmental sustainability. Christopher Foster and Nicholas Robbins, who each attend the High School for Engineering Professions (HSEP), were recognized for their ideas for reducing pollution at industrial manufacturing plants.
“Christopher and Nicholas exemplify that with innovative thinking, leadership, and hard work, engineering can make a positive difference in creating a sustainable world,” said Norm Gilsdorf, president, Honeywell Process Solutions. “We were impressed by the high-level of thought, creativity, and analysis in their recommendations. Engineers are critical to our planet’s future, and we are glad to support their continuing education as well as raise awareness of the important contributions they make.”
Foster and Robbins each wrote 500-word essays describing their recommendations to reduce carbon emissions produced by industrial facilities. Foster received the top prize of $2,500 for recommending ways to capture and commercialize carbon emissions and transitioning to wireless technologies. Robbins was awarded a runner-up prize of $500 for discussing how to re-engineer industrial plant components to work together as a more-efficient system. Foster will attend Texas A&M University in the fall to study petrochemical engineering, while Robbins will study mechanical engineering at Rice University.
“Christopher and Nicholas have been model students at HSEP and represent the type of young talent the engineering professions need to help make the world a better place,” said Lashonda Bilbo-Irvin, principal at the High School for Engineering Professions. “We are grateful that a cutting-edge engineering company like Honeywell recognizes the importance of engineering in creating a greener world, and for supporting the next generation of engineers.”
The Honeywell Engineer of the Future Scholarship was open to all seniors in the Houston Independent School District. For more information about the scholarship, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/HoneywellStudentEngineers.
Honeywell International (http://www.honeywell.com) 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. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com. 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. For more information about Process Solutions, access http://www.honeywell.com/ps.
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