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 email@example.com.
Below are the previous Devon Science Giants winners and their grant projects:
John Marshall Mid-High - Purchased an educational marine touch tank.
Geary High School - Purchased a smart board and iPads for the school’s science lab.
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
Edgemere Elementary - Built an outdoor classroom and a farmer's market.
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.
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.
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Artesia Intermediate School - Purchased an Apple mobile Learning lab.
P.R. Leyva Middle School, Carlsbad - Purchased lab equipment.
Kaiser Elementary - Built a green house and garden.
Burbank Middle School - Funded Robotics initiative.
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.
Westside High School — Funds supported the Westside Engineering and Geosciences Academy.