Devon's Ingenuity STEM 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 robotics, geology, engineering and earth science.