Competition fosters students’ life-long engagement in STEM
Reston, VA, April 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Eleven high school teams sponsored by Bechtel are competing in the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championship in St. Louis, April 27-30. They are among more than 550 teams from around the world that qualified to compete in this event, considered the preeminent celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Panellists to Discuss Innovative Approaches to Financing Projects in Developing Countries at CSIS Event
Reston, Va., April 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- According to the World Bank’s Global Infrastructure Facility, the unmet demand for infrastructure around the world is estimated to be above $1 trillion per year. Meeting the financing need for bankable and sustainable projects is a priority, for both governments and the private sector.
Recognition highlights volunteerism in support of Junior Achievement programs
RESTON, Virginia, March 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Bechtel today announced that it will receive the U.S. President’s Volunteer Services Bronze Award this evening in New York City for contributing more than 5,000 volunteer hours in support of Junior Achievement programs.
Bechtel’s support mostly focused on JA’s Building Future Leaders initiative, which seeks to increase the number of students around the world who learn entrepreneurship and participate in work-readiness programs.
Build100: Building Resilient Communities. Delivering Sustainable Water Solutions.
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Access to water is a global issue that affects more than a billion people. By 2025, it is estimated that 3.5 billion people may live with extreme water scarcity. Together with Engineers Without Borders-USA, Bechtel colleagues are working with vulnerable communities to build resilient infrastructure and improve access to safe, reliable drinking water.
Moving to transformational model provides greater community involvement
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The economic, social, and environmental effects of three massive projects on a small coastal city in Gladstone have been significant. A “trust deficit” with its nearly 35,000 residents required Bechtel to rethink our stakeholder engagement approach. Together with our customers and partners, we shifted from a transactional model of stakeholder engagement to a transformational model of stakeholder trust.
RESTON, Va., February 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Marking the start of its Stewardship Month, Bechtel today applauded accomplishments by employees at the company's affiliated government and nuclear projects that donated nearly $7 million in 2015 and who volunteered countless hours to support their local communities in promoting education.
RESTON, Va., January 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Bechtel today announced that it will continue its Signature Program partnerships with four nonprofits: DiscoverE, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), FIRST®, and JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement). The nonprofit partnerships are instrumental in helping Bechtel make a difference in communities around the world.
University students turned their innovative ideas into successful businesses through mentoring
RESTON, Virginia, December 22, 2015 — Bechtel, one of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies, announced today that it has worked with Petrofac, a leading international provider of oilfield services, and INJAZ United Arab Emirates (UAE) to host a Junior Achievement® (JA) Innovation Day Camp in Dubai. The Innovation Day Camp is part of Bechtel’s Building Future Leaders initiative, which seeks to increase the number of students around the world who benefit from JA’s entrepreneurship and work readiness program.
Company Will Match Funds Donated by Bechtel Employees
RESTON, Virginia, December 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Earlier this week, Bechtel announced a special campaign among its 58,000 employees to help the millions of Syrian families that have fled their homeland.
The company’s philanthropic entity, Bechtel Group Foundation, began the campaign with a US$50,000 gift to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a nonprofit with more than seven decades of success in helping refugees survive and regain control of their lives.