SHELL and THE HENRY FORD join forces to inspire future innovators

Iconic Organizations Become Partners in Innovation

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Shell is proud to announce it has joined with The Henry Ford in a multi-year “Partnership in Innovation” based on a shared vision: to inspire future innovators who will tackle critical challenges like the future of energy and sustainable mobility.

“We are pleased to have Shell join us as a Partner in Innovation,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “The economic viability of our nation depends on innovation, strength in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and the adoption and exercise of 21st century skills that will produce the competitive workforce of the future. Together, Shell and The Henry Ford have the expertise, resources and strategies to help inspire and teach the innovators and entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow.”

At Shell, our aim is to help meet the world’s growing energy needs in a responsible way. We are taking action today to prepare for tomorrow’s energy and environmental challenges. Our know-how, technology and innovative approaches help us to deliver more, cleaner energy and find ways to use energy more efficiently. The “Partnership in Innovation” with The Henry Ford represents another way Shell can help ensure future generations can tap into innovative thinking skills to tackle future energy and mobility challenges.

“The Henry Ford is uniquely positioned to unlock the potential of one of the world’s greatest collections of content, stories and experience about American Innovation,” said Niel Golightly, Shell Vice President External Affairs. “The partnership with The Henry Ford offers a unique opportunity to scale up our ongoing efforts and involve, engage and empower innovative teachers and students and demonstrate Shell’s commitment to education and energizing the classroom by aligning with these educational programs and curriculum,” he added.

One way Shell is already doing this is through programs like Shell Eco-marathon Americas, which provides tangible hands-on, project-based learning examples of innovation, passion and teamwork in action and helps inspire ways to use less energy, promote efficiency and sustainability.

For more than 25 years, the Shell Eco-marathon has been challenging the innovative spirit of high school and college students around the world to design, build, and test ultra-energy efficient vehicles, helping develop talent that will sustain both the automotive and energy industries moving forward. April 10-12, 2015, the city of Detroit will host more than 1,000 future engineers and scientists from across the Americas as they vie to travel the farthest on the least amount of energy in the Motor City.

For universities and high schools interested in learning more about Shell Eco-marathon Americas, including additional details on vehicle class requirements, official rules and details on prizes, please visit the Shell Eco-marathon website at:

Shell has a long history of preparing for the future and we are already taking steps to address the world’s energy challenges, focusing on what we do best. We are working with partners, like The Henry Ford, an iconic leader in bringing innovative movers and shakers from yesterday and today to the forefront, to help ensure that future generations have an opportunity to explore and learn from some of the most innovative accomplishments in history.

About Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 92,000 employees in more than 70 countries. We deliver a diverse range of energy solutions and petrochemicals to customers worldwide. These include transporting and trading oil and gas, marketing natural gas, producing and selling fuel for ships and planes, generating electricity and providing energy efficiency advice.

We also produce and sell petrochemical building blocks to industrial customers globally, and we are investing in making renewable and lower-carbon energy sources competitive for large-scale use. In the U.S., we operate in 50 states and employ more than 20,000 people delivering energy in a responsible manner.


About Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is a global program that challenges high school and college student teams to design, build and test the most energy-efficient vehicles. With annual events in Asia, the Americas, and Europe, this innovation competition pushes future scientists and engineers to travel the farthest distance using the least amount of energy. Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 will take place April 10-12, 2015 on the streets of downtown Detroit, the “Motor City.” Visit to learn more about this program.


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