A Utah oil refinery donated $120,000 to West High School Monday to lend a hand reinforce the Salt Lake City faculty’s pupil engineering, robotics and electronics programs.
Andeavor, which has a refinery about one mile north from the highschool, gave the finances to identify a “FabLab” the place scholars can obtain Career and Technical Education or science credit, in accordance to a written commentary from the Salt Lake City School District.
The finances are essentially geared toward buying production apparatus, together with a plasma cutter and a laser engraver, that scholars can use to discover and resolve their very own design issues.
Teachers Patrick Doty and Enrique Arce-Larreta, who oversee engineering and robotics programs for the college. The cash, they stated, can even pay for charges related to belonging to the college’s golf equipment trustworthy to science, generation, engineering and math, recognized jointly as STEM — together with purchases of robotics kits.
Andeavor in the past donated $80,000 to the college in 2013 to lend a hand fund STEM programs. Company spokesman Brad Shafer stated the grants are meant to inspire scholars to pursue occupation paths that would possibly lead them to paintings for Andeavor some day.
“They can take what they’re learning and put it to real-life use,” Shafer stated. “We’d love to have a pipeline of employees from West High.”