STEM education partners and programs
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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 in order to take advantage of every opportunity STEM offers.
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Take a closer look at our STEM partnerships and programs in the United States.
Project Lead the Way
Project Lead the Way offers students and educators world-class curricula and teacher training to help kids obtain the in-demand, transferable skills they need to excel. Chevron is proud to partner with Project Lead the Way to help provide access to engineering curriculum to 100,000 students across the United States.
Chevron partners with The Fab Foundation to bring fabrication labs (Fab Labs) to areas where we operate. Fab Labs feature hands-on activities with laser cutters, machinery, and precision parts. Fab Labs are located in Bakersfield, Richmond, and Santa Clara, California; Pittsburgh and Grindstone, Pennsylvania; New Orleans, Louisiana; Odessa, Texas and Washington, D.C.
National Academy of Engineering
With Chevron’s support, the National Academy of Engineering launched a new website, www.linkengineering.org, intended to help pre-K–12 educators in the United States implement engineering education. LinkEngineering provides the first-ever platform for K–12 teachers and informal educators to learn and work as a community toward the goal of improving U.S. pre-college engineering.
The mission of Techbridge Girls is to inspire girls to discover a passion for STEM through hands-on learning. They make circuits, design buildings, work with mentors and much more through Techbridge Girls' extracurricular programs and family resources. Chevron is proud to support Techbridge Girls to empower the next generation of female innovators and leaders.
Chevron partners with organizations to expand opportunities for makers to imagine, design and create. We’re proud to support the Maker Movement, a global effort to empower students and adults to create, innovate, tinker and make their ideas into reality.
Makers reimagine the world around us.
Through Fab Labs, the Fab Foundation provides access to the tools and the knowledge to educate, innovate and invent to improve lives and livelihoods around the world.
Maker Ed supports and empowers educators and communities – particularly those in underserved areas – to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences. Chevron is proud to partner with Maker Ed to bring professional development opportunities to teachers and Maker Corps members to Fab Labs.
Nation of Makers
The Nation of Makers is dedicated to supporting and serving the maker community through advocacy, resource sharing and community building. Their support of maker spaces, maker events and community organizations aims to transform communities, education and STEM fields.
In 2016, with Chevron support, Digital Promise launched the filmMAKER challenge, an opportunity for middle school and high school students to engage in product design and filmmaking.
equipping today's teachers
Chevron also supports STEM education by investing in teacher training programs designed to strengthen faculty. Chevron is proud to partner with California State University and support its STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program, a recognized innovation in teacher preparation.
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The STAR Program engages aspiring and early-career teachers in cutting-edge research projects, primarily at national laboratories, and helps them translate their research experience into classroom practice.