Enbridge is expanding its partnership with Purdue University Northwest (PNW) through a $10,000 charitable commitment to create the student Model Pipeline Competition.
Enbridge’s Great Lakes Region Director John Gauderman presented the gift to the university at the Hammond Campus. Nearly 80 PNW College of Engineering students attended the event in anticipation of learning the spring 2018 design competition details and expectations.
“We’re proud to once again be partnering with Purdue Northwest on initiatives that benefit their students and the northwest Indiana community. What made this experience even more special is that we got to engage students directly to discuss how engineering concepts they learned in class apply to the energy infrastructure that is around us and that we rely on every day,” said Gauderman.
This is a beneficial opportunity for PNW students, noted Professor of Mechanical Engineering George Nnanna. “This provides an experiential learning opportunity for our students to design and fabricate a model of a real-world engineering system. Integration of this project into our fluid mechanics course allows our students to learn first-hand from practicing engineers from a premier Energy company.”
Supporting engineering education
Enbridge continues to support PNW engineering education through annual student scholarships. The corporation is also a named sponsor of the annual PNW Enbridge Summer Engineering Camp for area middle school and high school students.
Enbridge Inc. is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation. The Company safely delivers an average of 2.8 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline, and accounts for nearly 68% of U.S.-bound Canadian crude oil production, and moves approximately 20% of all natural gas consumed in the U.S. serving key supply basins and demand markets. Enbridge also has a growing involvement in electricity infrastructure with interests in more than 2,500 MW of net renewable generating capacity, and an expanding offshore wind portfolio in Europe. The Company has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the past eight years.