SEED sponsors schools through an introduction to robotics, construction of robots, programming via RobotC, and competitive challenges. Competitions enable students to compete in building robots while clubs, such as Schlumberger sponsored robotics clubs, help students learn about robotic programming. In addition, students learn about Schlumberger Robotics Services that is building an ocean sensor network intended to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges and gain valuable insights into the marine environment.
SEED introduces students to computer-based programing and coding. We sponsor SEED workshops and Schlumberger coding clubs, and we introduce programming to students as early as the second grade with an MIT-based platform called SCRATCH. To encourage more students to take an interest in computer science, we also donate resources related to our Petrel E&P software platform to high schools and universities around the world. Schlumberger has partnered with Code.org, Microsoft TEALS, the Computer Science Teacher Association, and local educational systems to support the professional development of teachers in computer science education.
We have formed partnerships with the American Geosciences Institute, Society of Petroleum Engineers, National Energy Education Development, and the Offshore Energy Center to develop workshops and educational programs that help students and teachers understand the highly technical skillset needed to work in the energy industry. For the past seven years, we have partnered with the Independent Petroleum Association of America to provide internships designed to introduce high school students to the energy industry.