ExxonMobil Guyana on Tuesday donated US$40,000 in equipment to the University of Guyana’s Faculty of Natural Science. Since 2015, through its long-standing relationship with the university, the company has supported various projects.
The highly specialised equipment included; a Baader Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector, a Bsc Optics Diode Laser; Wireless Temperature Sensor; Demo Mirror Concave; 1 Meade Series 5000 HD-60 Eyepiece Kit; 1 Orion XX 16G GO-TO Truss Dobson Ian Telescope; ZWO ASI 071 Pro Cooled Color CMOS Telescope among others.
Speaking at the hand-over, Country Manager of ExxonMobil Guyana, Rod Henson, said “Education is a fundamental building block of individual opportunity,” adding “Support in this area is really a strategic investment in the future generation.”
Calvin Bernard, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences thanked ExxonMobil for its contribution. “With the new equipment, the quality of the educational experience in the physics courses has been lifted significantly. This is particularly important as the Faculty and University seeks to ensure it prepares graduates for roles in a more technologically advanced economy including oil and gas,” Dean said.
The company extended thanks to Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, Calvin Bernard, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Paloma Martin and others who it said played a key role in bringing the project to realization.