Devon's Science Giants grant program is designed to help educators provide strategic, inventive and hands-on science instruction to spark students' interest in the subject.

Science is a critical subject students must master to be better prepared for college, the workforce and adult life. It also plays an important role in the oil and natural gas industry as geologists, engineers and other petro-technical professionals are vital to the industry's ability to responsibly develop North America's energy resources.

Educators are the key to improving students' understanding of scientific concepts and fostering students' interest in pursuing careers in science. However, schools and community organizations often need additional resources to carry out their innovative ideas and benefit students throughout their school.

That's why Devon annually awards grants in many areas where the company operates. Applicants are asked to describe their idea, identify how they currently spark students' interest, explain how one grant would benefit future students and define how they would measure success. Applications are evaluated on idea originality, demonstrated vision to improve achievements in science and benefit to future students. Special attention is given to projects that focus on geology, engineering and earth science.

Previous Science Giants Winners

Oklahoma County

Luther High School - Funds will be used to create a robotics club and remodel the school's chemistry and physics lab.

Delaware Basin

Monterrey Elementary - Plans include hands-on learning with robotics and K'Nex 3-D model building sets.

Eagle Ford

Meyersville Elementary - The school will now be able to purchase a portable Starlab planetarium for the entire student body and for the local community, which is invited to explore the stars during special Science Nights.

North Texas

Decatur's Rann Elementary - Receiving the Devon Science Grant will allow Rann Elementary to build a greenhouse and begin a composting program.

Western Oklahoma

Calumet Elementary - Funds will be used to purchase 3-D printers and robotics kits and install a hydroponics gardening system in the school foyer.  


Oklahoma City

Harding Fine Arts Academy - Funds will be used to purchase equipment for a new science laboratory and classroom. The space will be utilized by 9 – 12 grades for chemistry, physics, environmental science, anatomy and physiology and biology courses. The space will also allow the school to add earth and engineering sciences in the near future.

Anadarko Basin

El Reno High School - The school will create an “Introduction to Engineering” class for juniors and seniors at El Reno High School. Student teams will research, design, build and present projects based on STEM themes.

Anadarko Basin

Stillwater Middle School - The school will purchase equipment needed to help students improve their scientific investigation skills and answer questions through the process of scientific inquiry. Equipment includes a class set of digital scales, metric rulers and Chromebooks.

Anadarko Basin

Hammon Public Schools - The school will offer a robotics education course for the elementary school for the 2016-17 year. Students will learn computer programming and engineering principles as they design, build and program robots.

Delaware Basin

Carlsbad High School - The grant will be used to develop a cross-curriculum lesson plan to introduce the concept of light energy and the various sciences that utilize light energy, such as biology, engineering, physics and chemistry.  Students will develop hands-on experiment stations at the planetarium to exhibit the properties and how they affect the earth.

Delaware Basin

Lovington High School - The grant will be used to purchase laboratory equipment to aid students in researching energy solutions for the future.  Students will be able to explore oil and gas, wind, solar and nuclear energy concepts and how each can be used to provide reliable energy sources for a growing world population.  This hands-on approach will help reenergize interest in the sciences.

Eagle Ford

Moulton Elementary School - The Science Giants grant will allow Moulton Elementary School to provide all students on campus upgraded technology and increased access to engaging science curriculum. The school will be able to purchase computer and science lab equipment, STEM software technology for classrooms and a hydroponic science lab. All of these new and up-to-date tools will allow the teachers to capitalize on interest in science by engaging students in hands-on, engaging science interactions.

North Texas

Seven Hills Elementary School - Receiving the Science Grant will allow Seven Hills Elementary to add mobile STEM labs to the campus. These labs will be filled with the necessary resources to provide hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering and math for students throughout the school. Curriculum for each subject area, teacher lesson plans and tool kits are all included in fun and engaging ways to keep elementary students excited about and engaged in these core subjects.

North Texas

Bridgeport High School - The Science Giants grant will be used to purchase 3D CAD workstations and engineering program software for use by all students. Through the introduction of these hands-on workspaces, students will have the opportunity to experience science outside of the traditional classroom and further expand their understanding of the applications of science in their lives.

Permian Basin East

Irion County ISD - The grant will be used to install solar panel arrays to generate energy for the new outdoor learning center that will be utilized by the math and science students from the entire school district.  Activities, projects and hands-on experiments will be used as teaching tools for students from grades K-12 to provide students the opportunity to be engaged in science and learn more about our natural resources and clean energy options.

Permian Basin West

Washington Math/Science Institute - The grant will be used to purchase Edison Interactive Lab equipment, which will enable science students to see how measurements of temperature, wind speed and direction and solar radiation can be collected and measured using digital tools.  The students will use the equipment to make real-life connections from the study of science to their own backyards to understand how these energies can be converted into electricity.  Students will experience hands on activities that model concepts about energy and natural resources.

Canada

Six junior high and high schools throughout Devon's Canadian operating areas in Western Canada received grants for science equipment. Grants were awarded to:

Ardmore School - Ardmore         
Provost Public School - Provost
H.E. Bourgoin Middle School - Bonnyville              
CW Perry School - Airdrie             
Victoria School of the Arts - Edmonton                   
Paul Kane High School - St. Albert


Oklahoma City

Bodine Elementary School - Created a Saturday Science program in which students will study a science topic each month, then take a field trip on a Saturday to further study the topic.

North Central Oklahoma

Stillwater Junior High School - Purchased Vernier probe ware to perform scientific investigations by graphing and identifying variables in physical sciences classes.

Western Oklahoma

Calumet High School - Purchased probe ware for data collection and analysis on experiments.

Southeast New Mexico

Artesia Junior High School - Purchased tablets to complete virtual labs, take online assessments and participate in online technology activities.

Lea Elementary School - Created a “Growing Station" complete with a greenhouse and garden boxes.

West Texas

University of Texas of the Permian Basin's STEM Academy -  Created an outdoor classroom.

George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa High School - Established a rocketry curriculum for juniors and seniors.

Canada

Eleven junior high and high schools throughout Devon's Canadian operating areas in Western Canada received grants for science equipment. Grants were awarded to:

Assumption Jr/Sr High School - Cold Lake
Cold Lake High School - Cold Lake
St. Brigid School - Calgary
Sir George Simpson Junior High - St.Albert
Wainwright High School - Wainwright
Ecole Plamondon School - Plamondon
Ecole Notre Dame High School - Bonnyville
H.E. Bourgoin Middle School - Bonnyville
Constable Neil Bruce - West Kelowna
Kate Chegwin Junior High - Edmonton
Argyll Centre - Edmonton

Oklahoma City

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary – Created an Earth Science Lab for entire school.

North Central Oklahoma

Westwood Elementary School, Stillwater - Purchased tablets and accessories for fourth-grade science classrooms.

Western Oklahoma

Hydro-Eakly Middle/High School - Purchased probeware to provide hands-on lessons for complex science concepts.

Canada

Fourteen junior high and high schools throughout Devon's Canadian operating areas in Western Canada received grants for science equipment. Grants were awarded to:

  • H.E. Bourgoin Middle School - Bonnyville
  • Bonnyville Outreach School - Bonnyville
  • William Aberhart High School – Calgary
  • St. Timoty Junior/Senior High – Cochrane
  • Queen Elizabeth High School – Edmonton
  • Kate Chegwin Junior High – Edmonton
  • Hughenden Public School – Hughenden
  • Iron River School – Iron River
  • Constable Neil Bruce Middle School – Kelowna
  • Aurora Middle School – Lac La Biche
  • J.A. Williams High School – Lac La Biche
  • Peerless Lake School – Peerless Lake
  • H.A. Kostash – Smoky Lake
  • Vermillion Outreach School - Vermillion

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

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.

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.

Houston

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