Science Giants 

 

Devon's Science Giants grant is designed to reward schools that demonstrate gains in science and innovative approaches to foster student interest in this critical subject. The grant is presented to support the winning school’s strategic and creative vision for school-wide academic progress in science.

At this time, Devon provides an annual award in Oklahoma City, North Central Oklahoma, Western Oklahoma, Southeast New Mexico, West Texas and in Calgary, Alberta. The award is presented to support the winning school's strategic and creative vision for school-wide academic progress in science.

Science is a critical subject students must master to be better prepared for college, the workforce and adult life. Educators are the key to improving students' understanding of science, turning students into informed 21st-century citizens and leading some to a life of remarkable scientific discoveries. Science plays an important role in the natural gas and oil industry, and we would like to recognize outstanding schools' significant efforts in science education.

Applications that include detailed information about eligibility requirements for each location are available for download on the right-hand side of this page.

For questions about the application process in Oklahoma City, please contact Alesha Leemaster. In other regions of Oklahoma, please contact Christina Rehkop at Christina.Rehkop@dvn.com. In Southeast New Mexico and West Texas, please contact Courtney Wardlaw at Courtney.Wardlaw@dvn.com.

For questions about the application process in Canada, please contact devonsciencegiantscanada@dvn.com.




Below are the previous Devon Science Giants winners and their grant projects:


2013

Oklahoma City

John Marshall Mid-High - Purchased an educational marine touch tank.

Western Oklahoma

Geary High School - Purchased a smart board and iPads for the school’s science lab.

West Texas

Permian High School, Odessa – Created the Science Lights a Mind program to help provide science students with an innovative and engaging learning environment

Jane Long Elementary School, Midland - Purchased lab equipment to build a campus science lab


2012

Oklahoma City

Edgemere Elementary - Built an outdoor classroom and a farmer's market.

Houston

The Rusk School - Funded geology and green energy projects, as well as a rocket/aerospace investigation project.

C.E. King High School - Built a SPARKlab science learning system, which includes built-in experiments for biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. An outdoor learning lab also was created by transforming its courtyard into individual learning centers.

Southside Primary School - Built a vegetable and butterfly garden.

West Texas

Goddard Junior High School, Midland - Purchased LabQuest packages for seventh and eighth grade classrooms.

San Jacinto Junior High School, Midland - Purchased LEGO Mindstorm NXT kits and software for junior high robotics courses and student competitions.

SE New Mexico

Artesia Intermediate School - Purchased an Apple mobile Learning lab.

P.R. Leyva Middle School, Carlsbad - Purchased lab equipment.


2011

Oklahoma City

Kaiser Elementary - Built a green house and garden.

Houston

Burbank Middle School - Funded Robotics initiative.

West Texas

Blackshear Elementary School, Odessa - Created a living outdoor classroom complete with a water catchment system, xeriscaped pollinator garden with a focus on native plants, alternative energy laboratory and a weather station.


2010

Houston

Westside High School — Funds supported the Westside Engineering and Geosciences Academy.