Sublette County School District #1 recognizes QEP Resources
April 14, 2014
On April 7th, Sublette County School District #1 ("District") recognized QEP Resources, Inc. ("QEP"), for investing $200,000 to strengthen the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs for middle and high school teachers and students in Pinedale, Wyoming.
"With Wyoming’s economic growth expected to continue well into the future, STEM education is vital to inspire and develop the next generation of engineers, scientists, technical experts and leaders," commented Mr. Jay Harnack, District Superintendent. "QEP recognizes this need, so I am excited to have the company and its employees as part of our school community as we serve together in support of our teachers and students."
Joel Bousman, Chairman of the Sublette County Commission, commented, "STEM education is vital for the future economic growth and competitiveness of Wyoming and our country. We believe that this program will make a real and lasting difference in our ability to compete in a global economy."
QEP’s corporate giving program, QEP Cares, supports the growth and development of local communities. In 2014, QEP plans to invest $3.5 million, which includes $1.2 million allocated to STEM education. The funding will assist the district with teacher salaries and training, classroom and equipment upgrades, curriculum development and the enhancement and implementation of Project Lead the Way, a nationally-recognized STEM education program that prepares students for STEM careers.
"QEP is excited and thankful for the opportunity to invest $200,000 to support a school district that is ahead of the curve in its commitment to STEM and to providing students with a learning environment where discovery, innovation and creativity thrive," said Joe Redman, General Manager of QEP Energy’s Pinedale Division. "As we safely and responsibly develop Wyoming’s natural resources, we are committed to supporting the growth and development of the state’s local communities through programs like this. In addition, we plan to allocate more than $275 million of capital investment to our Wyoming operations in 2014, and we look forward to continued investment in the state for years to come."
About QEP Resources
QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) is a leading independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on some of the most prolific resource plays in the continental United States. QEP also gathers, compresses, treats, and processes natural gas. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, QEP employs approximately 1,000 people in eight states and is an S&P 500 member-company. For more information, visit QEP Resources’website at: www.qepres.com
There will be a "Kick Off" for the Project Lead the Way programs (PLTW) Tuesday, April 15th at 11:00 in the Sublette County School District #1 Board Room in Pinedale. Governor Mead, Representative Sommers, Commissioner Bousman, and QEP General Manager, Joe Redman, as well as other dignitaries will be in attendance.