Engineering Students Offer Ideas for Reducing Carbon Emissions at Industrial Plants

June 6, 2011
Honeywell Announces Winners of Sustainable Engineering Schorlarship

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.

According to Norm Gilsdorf, president, Honeywell Process Solutions, Foster and Robbins exemplify that with innovative thinking, leadership, and hard work, engineering can make a positive difference in creating a sustainable world.  “We were impressed by the high-level of thought, creativity, and analysis in their recommendations. Engineers are critical to our planet’s future, and we are glad to support their continuing education as well as raise awareness of the important contributions they make,” said Gilsdorf.

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.

The Honeywell Engineer of the Future Scholarship was open to all seniors in the Houston Independent School District. For more information about the scholarship, please visit: