Tuesday, June 29, 2021 04:04 PM
IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and the Fluor Foundation announced today their commitment to a $1 million funding program in partnership with North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Texas’ Prairie View A&M University and Alabama’s Tuskegee University.
“Fluor and the Fluor Foundation’s three-year, $1 million program will assist the universities’ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs and students in further developing undergraduate research and capstone design projects,” said Torrence Robinson, president of the Fluor Foundation and senior director of Fluor Global Community Affairs.
The program specifically addresses merit-based scholarships for civil, chemical and mechanical engineering students; the integration of innovative experiential learning strategies; laboratory and creative workspace improvements; faculty professional development; and engineering student associations and groups.
Fluor and the Fluor Foundation will provide $860,000 to the program. The new university partners can earn an additional $140,000 via dollar-for-dollar matching in coordination with external donors.