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Among our many community outreach initiatives are Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED), which offers learning opportunities for school children; HSE for Youth, which helps students understand and adopt HSE-related standards; and the Schlumberger Faculty for the Future program, which funds women from developing countries to pursue advanced graduate study in STEM subjects at renowned universities abroad.

Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development

Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (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 our employee volunteers, SEED focuses on STEM topics through camps, teacher professional development, workshops, and classroom visits. The SEED educational program is focused on robotics, computer science, and energy education.

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HSE for Youth

Schlumberger continues to focus on mobilizing employees and their spouses to share HSE expertise within the communities where we work and live. Our 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 our 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. HSE for Youth workshops are held, on average, once every three days. The program operates all over the world where Schlumberger is present.

Faculty for the Future:
Empowering Women Scientists Around the World

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 program has awarded fellowships to 600 women from 78 developing and emerging countries. The fellowships represent the Schlumberger Foundation’s long-term investment in a community of highly qualified role models who help narrow the gender gap in STEM disciplines by inspiring more women to study science. Fellowships are awarded based on the applicant’s academic ability, leadership qualities, and engagement in outreach activities toward underserved communities with STEM as a development instrument in their home countries. Recipients of Faculty for the Future fellowships have achieved academic excellence throughout their studies, often despite considerable financial challenges and traditional barriers to women’s education. After completing their studies, the alumnae are required to return to their home countries where they contribute to economic, social, and technological advancement by strengthening the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and taking positions in the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for policy-making. The research focus of the newest cohort of fellows is diverse, with the top five disciplines being chemistry, biological sciences, health sciences, computer sciences, and agriculture. This reflects the regional challenges encountered by the fellows and reveals their determination to improve conditions in their home countries through science. In addition to enabling women to attend graduate school, Faculty for the Future hosts forums where fellows and alumnae share their experiences and foster cooperation while debating topics of interest.

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