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Dhaka Monday,  Apr 22, 2019

AUW & Chevron Launch Summer School for Students in Bangladesh

Asian University for Women and Chevron are pleased to announce the launch of the AUW Science Summer School, powered by Chevron: a residential program that helps launch aspiring female scientists and mathematicians into top universities and careers. For five weeks, students of the Science Summer School will be engaging in math and physics lessons, mentorship from experts, and learning with like-minded peers. Upon successfully graduating from the program, students will be prepared to hit the ground running as a math or physics scholar at the university level.

Graduates of the AUW Science Summer School will receive a Certificate of Merit from AUW and Chevron and leave with a powerful network of friends and mentors who are as equally committed to STEM education and careers. Top performing students will additionally receive invitations to enroll at AUW as undergraduate students and may be eligible to secure partial or full scholarship support depending on their demonstrated financial need. The top-performing student will receive the AUW-Chevron Emerging Women Leader in STEM Award.

The five-week program will focus on classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, bioinformatics, mathematics, and SAT exam preparation. Classes will be taught by a series of distinguished visiting teachers from Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as one of AUW’s own resident faculty members. Each year, up to 80 secondary school students will be invited to participate in this competitive program. Applications are due online or by mail by 30thApril, 2019.

The launch event took place at the Amari Dhaka at 3:00 p.m. on 25th March 2019. The Chief Guest of the event was Mrs. Rubana Huq, a member of the Asian University for Women Board of Trustees and the Managing Director of Mohammadi Group. Speaking at this official launch event, Rubana Huq emphasized the importance of the science summer school saying “This going to aspire female scientists to help them go the next level. AUW is always all about graduation to the next level. Five weeks of engaging with Maths and Physics, which starts from July 5 and ends on August 8, where we offer mentorship from experts and which will be taught by the doctoral candidates from Stanford and other top American research universities- that says a lot.” Other speakers in support of the program during the launch included Mr. Ismail Hussain Chowdhury, Director PGPA, Chevron- Bangladesh and Dr. Dave Dowland, Registrar, AUW. Also, Principals, Senior School Science Teachers, career counselors and school representatives from over 17 reputed schools and colleges of Dhaka, such as Scholastica, International School Dhaka, Sir John Wilson School, Maple Leaf International, DPS STS, BAF Shaheen College and others gathered to discuss the future and the possibilities of this program.

About Chevron

Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.

Through Chevron’s subsidiaries in Bangladesh, the company operates three fields in the northeast of the country. Chevron is the largest producer of natural gas, accounting for over 55% of total domestic natural gas production. Our facilities also produce about 85% of the domestic condensate production. Condensate is liquid hydrocarbon produced with natural gas. Chevron Bangladesh has achieved a remarkable safety record, managing its operations with a workforce that comprises of about 95% Bangladeshi nationals. We work with communities across our operations, building long-term partnerships that foster economic development and lasting benefits to them. Chevron Bangladesh invests in activities and programs that focus primarily on economic development, education and health care, reaching thousands of people in northeast Bangladesh.

More information about Chevron Bangladesh is available at

About Asian University for Women

Founded in 2008 and located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Asian University for Women is the first of its kind. AUW is a regional institution dedicated to women’s education and leadership development – international in outlook but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia. Students from 17 countries attend AUW. AUW exists solely to support a rising network of women leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers from across the region. It seeks women who demonstrate significant academic potential, courage, a sense of outrage at injustice, and empathy for those in need. A majority of AUW students are first in their family to enter university; 72% of AUW’s students are on full or near-full scholarship funded by private donors from around the world. Within one year of graduation, 90% of AUW alumnae will find employment or enter graduate school. AUW graduates or former students have pursued graduate studies at a host of top universities around the world, including Stanford, Oxford, Columbia, Brandeis, and Surrey.

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