Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development
Founded in 1998, the Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED) program encompasses a range of STEM-related activities including school workshops, professional development for STEM teachers, coding clubs, competitions, facility tours, and classroom connectivity. Together with local educators, Schlumberger volunteers around the world share their passion for learning and science with young people, encouraging them to learn more about STEM subjects through inquiry-based learning and hands-on science experiments.
Worldwide, more than 100,000 students participated in more than 1,400 SEED events in 2020. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic acted as a catalyst to shift the way young people learn, and consequently, the way we deliver the SEED program. In Russia and Central Asia, 200 volunteers began supporting distance learning solutions, offering remote mentoring and online educational resources. This newly adopted virtual learning format enabled us to partner with key customers to successfully complete 51 virtual workshops for more than 9,000 school children in five countries. We also further strengthened our global SEED strategy to focus on developing shared values with the communities where we live and work—for example, by encouraging young people to use STEM learnings to create a more sustainable future, improving talent and increasing diversity in our local hiring pools, and narrowing the gender imbalance in the energy industry.