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Chevron Press Release - Chevron Executives Inspire Future Engineers

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 1996 -- Classroom Visits Honor National Engineers Week.

National Engineer's Week is an annual event which brings public attention to the work and contributions of our nation's engineers. This year's theme, Engineers Make it Work, was designed to encourage students in math and science and advocate eventual careers in the engineering field.

Many of Chevron's corporate officers and engineers across the company went back to school to inspire the engineers of tomorrow in honor of National Engineer's Week (February 18-24, 1996).

In separate visits to Bay Area classrooms, the following Chevron representatives presented students with background on careers in engineering:

Kenneth T. Derr, Chairman and CEO of Chevron, Randy Chevalier, research engineer with Chevron Chemical delivered a joint presentation on Friday, February 23, 1996 to 75 math and science students at Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School in South San Francisco, Calif. (See Kenneth T. Derr editorial which follows).

Jim Sullivan, Director and Vice Chairman of Chevron and Cynthia Murphy, chemical engineer at Chevron's Richmond Refinery shared stories about how learning math and science studies can be fun and explained the diversity of engineering fields to third and fourth grade classes at Sanchez Elementary School in the Mission District of San Francisco on Monday, February 26, 1996.

John Peppercorn, President of Chevron Chemical was joined by mechanical engineer, Anthony Maciey, and chemical engineer, Sandy Nelson, Engineer in a presentation to California High School in San Ramon, Calif. on Tuesday February 20, 1996.

National Engineer's Week is endorsed and supported by over 60 major corporations and professional engineering organizations. Chevron is a member of the National Engineers Week Committee.

To learn more about National Engineers Week browse the National Engineers Week home page, To find out more about engineering opportunities, contact your local college placement office.

Updated: February 1996