Honeywell awards sustainable engineering scholarship to two Houston high school seniors


By Plant Services Staff

Jun 16, 2011

Honeywell announced that two Houston high school seniors from one of the city’s prominent engineering magnet schools have been awarded the Honeywell Engineer of the Future Scholarship, a program that highlights the significant role engineers can play in promoting environmental sustainability. Christopher Foster and Nicholas Robbins, who each attend the High School for Engineering Professions (HSEP), were recognized for their ideas for reducing pollution at industrial manufacturing plants.

Foster and Robbins each wrote 500-word essays describing their recommendations to reduce carbon emissions produced by industrial facilities. Foster received the top prize of $2,500 for recommending ways to capture and commercialize carbon emissions and transitioning to wireless technologies. Robbins was awarded a runner-up prize of $500 for discussing how to re-engineer industrial plant components to work together as a more-efficient system. Foster will attend Texas A&M University in the fall to study petrochemical engineering, while Robbins will study mechanical engineering at Rice University.

Learn more abou the Honeywell Engineer of the Future Scholarship.