LENEXA (Kan.) – Smith & Loveless President Frank J. Rebori announced today the establishment of a new program fund that will benefit University of Kansas (KU) STEM students. The fund creation, through the KU Endowment Association, represents a five-year commitment by the company to support KU’s School of Engineering “Engineering Practice Exam” program, which aims to enhance undergraduate STEM performance and peer mentoring. The program commitment furthers a fruitful relationship between the School and Smith & Loveless that spans nearly 60 years.
“Smith & Loveless has a rich history of collaborating with the University of Kansas School of Engineering in developing environmental solutions that have advanced the water industry,” Rebori said.
The program, which allows freshman-sophomore students to practice taking tests and receive invaluable peer feedback from upperclassmen representing School of Engineering student groups and honor societies, has shown to help improve STEM-related test scores by 12-15 percent. Smith & Loveless sees its involvement as helping these young students not only enhance their skills but open their eyes to the rewards of engineering careers in the water industry after graduation.
“Guided by our mission of “Protecting Water. Protecting People™”, our company provides environmental solutions to all corners of the world,” Rebori continued. “S&L is pleased to help future engineers on their path to ensuring clean water and a more sustainable world.”
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