National Oilwell Varco has donated $1 million to the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, a gift that will allow students earning their PhDs in mechanical engineering to work alongside the company’s engineers in a state-of-the-art facility on some of the biggest challenges facing the energy industry.
The money will be used to support graduate students to work at a new facility built by NOV in South Houston.
“NOV is very pleased to continue its partnership with the University of Houston on advanced research,” said Clay Williams, National Oilwell Varco Chairman and CEO. “The talented and creative minds we get to work with at UH bring the most cutting-edge thinking in academia to solve our customer’s challenges. Our partnership accelerates technology solutions in our market place while also supporting the education of the next generation of engineers for our industry.”