Honeywell's 2011-12 Engineer of the Future Scholarship program will challenge Houston’s high school seniors to offer ideas for making industrial manufacturing facilities more energy efficient.
The company is accepting applications from all Houston Independent School District seniors who are interested in pursuing engineering degrees from accredited universities. It’s the second year that Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), an automation technology supplier to several refineries along the Gulf Coast, has offered the $2,500 scholarship program, which aims to excite Houston high school students about engineering careers.
The scholarship will be paid to the winner’s engineering school for the 2012-2013 school year. Students must write personal essays discussing their recommendations for improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions at industrial manufacturing plants. Last year’s winning entries recommended ways to capture and commercialize carbon emissions, as well as how to re-engineer industrial plant components to work together as a more-efficient system.