A long-standing focus on science and engineering has established Schlumberger as the leading technology provider for the oil and gas industry. This forms the educational outreach foundation of the company’s Global Stewardship, which includes programs that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education as well as health, safety and environment (HSE) workshops for youth.
The Schlumberger Global Stewardship report outlines the company’s flagship education initiatives:
Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED)
SEED is an educational program focusing on communities where Schlumberger people live and work. Through SEED, Schlumberger engages employees, educators, retirees, and volunteers around the world to share their passion for learning and science with students. A hands-on program that relies on the scientific and technological expertise of employee volunteers, SEED focuses on energy education, computer science and robotics through camps, teacher professional development, workshops, and classroom visits.
HSE for Youth
The company’s award-winning HSE for Youth program informs and empowers young people aged seven to 18 years to make responsible, safe, globally and personally considered decisions regarding HSE issues. Using a learner-centered approach with training materials adapted for HSE concerns, employees and their spouses share their expertise within communities through program workshops focused on nine health and safety topics—injury prevention, personal security, Internet safety, road safety, malaria, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, water sanitation, and climate change.
Faculty for the Future
Faculty for the Future enables women from developing economies to pursue advanced graduate studies in STEM subjects at top-tier universities around the world. Since its launch in 2004, the Faculty for the Future program has awarded fellowships to 600 women from 78 developing and emerging countries. In addition to enabling women to attend graduate school, Faculty for the Future hosts forums where fellows and alumnae share their experiences and foster scientific and academic cooperation.