the next generation of problem solvers
Chevron partners with Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to provide hands-on STEM learning and teach critical-thinking skills to create the next generation of problem solvers.
At the Chevron Design Challenge, 9th through 12th grade students apply their STEM skills to solve engineering challenges.
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"The Design Challenge provides participants with a real-life scenario, giving them the opportunity to make a difference in the community… It’s a great way to show the students that the work they do now could lead to a promising career in the future."
Kim J, Associate Dean, University of New
Orleans College of Engineering
Students showcase problem-solving skills at the 2018 Chevron Design Challenge.
Participants develop concept sketches and pitch their designs to a panel of judges.
Since 2011, over 19,000 Louisiana students have engaged with PLTW in Chevron-supported schools.
introducing Louisiana students to STEM
Since 2012, Chevron has been the proud sponsor of SEEK New Orleans, which has benefited over 1,000 local students.
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program was created by the National Society of Black Engineers to introduce students from underrepresented communities to STEM fields. The free program is proven to increase students’ aptitude in math and science as well as their interest in engineering.
Every year since 2012, more than 30 Chevron employees volunteer at SEEK competitions.
preparing highly skilled doers
Chevron works with Delgado Community College and programs like the Technical Skills Expo and Fab Lab NOLA to help prepare students for STEM-based careers.
Delgado Community College students gain experience in highly technical fields.
High school students get hands-on experience in a range of industries.
K-12 students get an opportunity to try 3D printers and other new technologies.
bringing STEM to underserved communities
STEM NOLA uses hands-on learning to inspire and engage K-12 students in underserved communities across greater New Orleans.
With Chevron’s support, the nonprofit hosts STEM Saturday, where over 100 children in New Orleans participate alongside Chevron volunteers.
supporting teachers in our communities
Chevron partners with select schools and school boards in four Louisiana parishes where we operate to support professional development for educators in STEM-related subjects.
Provided high school students the opportunity to pursue certifications that make them more marketable in the oil and gas industry upon graduation.
Funded a coding and engineering class as well as a robotics club, giving STEM opportunities to students who might not have access to technology programs.
Supported STEM-related activities such as "Operation Spark," which taught students core concepts in computer programming and web development.
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Provided professional development training sessions that enabled the parish's teachers to better align with Louisiana's new science and math standards.
"These initiatives are a vital part of Chevron’s efforts to give children the foundational skills they need to be successful and help create a pipeline of future scientists and engineers – which in turn supports the community as a whole."
Leah B, Public Affairs Manager,
Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit,
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