CAIRO, Egypt, January 08, 2018 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) awarded scholarships to four chemical engineering students from Cairo University as a part of its ongoing commitment to develop and support young engineering talent in Egypt. Honeywell awarded the students at an event hosted by Cairo University.
“The recognition we have earned through the Honeywell UOP scholarship and internship program is a testament to the education we provide at Cairo University,” said Professor Ehab Abadir, head of Cairo University’s chemical engineering department. “We are very pleased with the Honeywell UOP initiative in the field of engineering with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry, enabling our students to learn about the industry in the Middle East as a whole. We look forward to further enhancing the Honeywell – Cairo University relationship in our future endeavors.”
The annual scholarship program, which commenced in 2016, is part of Honeywell’s investment in nurturing engineering talent in Egypt. This year the scholarship program was offered to Ahmed Yousry Muhammad, Omar Emad Khallaf, Esraa Ashraf Abdel-Alam and Mohamed Ahmed Khodeir, each who were selected after a rigorous interview process led by Honeywell UOP. In addition to the scholarship, the four students will compete for a seven-week internship placement program in the United States at Honeywell’s Research and Development Center near Chicago.
“Honeywell is committed to developing young talent in the engineering field in Egypt, and through our ongoing collaboration with Cairo University, we are able to recognize excellent academic potential,” said Khaled Hashem, president for Honeywell in Egypt and Libya. “With the oil and gas industry advancing rapidly, it is now vital to equip the younger generation with knowledge of the technological disruptions impacting the industry. Initiatives like the Honeywell UOP scholarship program invests in the next generation of the country’s science talent, which will benefit our refining, gas processing and petrochemical industries for years to come.”
The students received this scholarship at a ceremony in Cairo University.
Honeywell has a 50-year track record of working on many of Egypt’s most significant energy and infrastructure projects. The company’s vast technology portfolio spans across refining and petrochemical technologies, catalysts, process and control systems, renewable fuels and chemicals and specialty materials.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.
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