partners and programs
how chevron supports future innovators
Chevron champions science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States, in K-12 classrooms and beyond. Through our programs and strategic partnerships, we help students and teachers get the tools and access the resources they need to take advantage of every opportunity STEM offers.
Our partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) has brought rigorous, project-based engineering curricula to more than 100 schools in 10 states, reaching more than 100,000 students. In 2013, we were the first corporation to support PLTW’s National Grow Campaign, pledging an additional $6 million in funding to PLTW.
Chevron partners with The Fab Foundation to bring fabrication labs (Fab Labs) to areas where Chevron operates. The Fab Foundation provides access to tools and technology in order to educate, innovate and invent. The first Chevron-sponsored Fab Lab opened in September 2014 at California State University, Bakersfield, with Fab Lab openings following in Richmond, California, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Grindstone, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., in 2015. The Fab Labs are open both to students and to the community.
Achieve is a nonprofit education reform organization that works with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability. Chevron partners with Achieve to support the adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards – education standards that will integrate engineering, technology and the engineering design process into instruction in K–12 classrooms.
With Chevron’s support, the National Academy of Engineering launched a new website, LinkEngineering (www.linkengineering.org), intended to help PreK-12 educators in the United States implement engineering education in classrooms and out-of-school settings. LinkEngineering provides the first-ever platform for K-12 teachers and informal educators to work and learn as a community toward the goal of improving the reach and quality of U.S. pre-college engineering.
With Chevron’s support, the National Science Teacher Association is developing and implementing the scalable, self-sustaining Administrators Initiative to help improve K‑12 STEM instruction by educating principals and science supervisors about effective use of science and engineering practices in the classroom, as supported by current research.
Chevron’s STEM Zone is an interactive space for students, teachers and parents that uses sports to show how science, technology, engineering and math are connected to everyday life. The STEM Zone draws thousands of visitors at science festivals and high-profile athletic events. Find more information about the STEM Zone, including upcoming events, on the Chevron STEM Zone website. Join the fun on the Chevron STEM Zone Facebook page and the Chevron STEM ZONE Twitter channel.
Chevron partners with the San Francisco 49ers Foundation, the nonprofit community funding extension of the NFL team, to support STEM initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute at Cabrillo Middle School, the Chevron STEM Zone at the Denise DeBartolo Education Center located in Levi’s Stadium, and a Chevron-sponsored Fab Lab to be built at Santa Clara High School in Santa Clara, California, and shared with the school district and the community. These initiatives are designed to showcase how STEM is connected to everyday life.
Chevron partners with the Pac-12 network to highlight the value of STEM education by creating and sharing Human Energy Stories. These vignettes feature current Pac-12 student-athletes pursuing STEM-related degrees, as well as former Pac-12 student-athletes who now work for Chevron in a STEM field. Chevron is proud to be the Official Fuel sponsor and the Official Integrated Energy sponsor of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The mission of Techbridge is to inspire girls to discover a passion for science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning. Techbridge empowers the next generation of female innovators and leaders.
The University Partnerships and Association Relations works with colleges and universities around the world to build capacity through scholarships, faculty funding and lab upgrades.
The New Teacher Center (NTC) partners with states, school districts and policy makers to implement programs that create sustainable, high-quality mentoring and professional development for teachers in order to build leadership capacity, enhance teaching conditions and transform schools into vibrant learning communities where all students succeed. Chevron is partnering with NTC to increase the influence of the e-Mentoring for Student Success program – an innovative, nationwide online mentoring program that improves student learning by accelerating the effectiveness and increasing the retention of new teachers.