USA science and engineering festival inspires students
The Chevron STEM Zone, our engaging experience that brings science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to life through hands-on activities, including sports, featured our education partners Project Lead The Way, The Fab Foundation and Techbridge. Chevron employees, students from Howard University and students from the Chevron-supported Fab Lab at Intermediate Unit 1 (IU1) in Grindstone, Pennsylvania volunteered. The IU1 team brought their mobile Fab Lab and the equipment was used in the STEM Zone. Eight students from IU1 attended and provided demonstrations at the event. For many of these students, this was their first visit to Washington, D.C.
Earlier in the week, Chevron hosted a workshop with Techbridge where they issued a white paper titled, “Changing The Game for Girls in STEM.” The paper focuses on why engaging more girls in STEM must be a collective effort of business, foundations, STEM education providers and government. It also provides practical solutions on how to design programs and work collectively to encourage girls and underrepresented minorities to pursue STEM education and careers.
Our support of STEM education through events like the USA Science and Engineering Festival inspires young people to consider careers in STEM, a field critical to the success of our business and for communities where we operate. That’s why, since 2013, we have invested more than $270 million to support education initiatives around the world, benefitting thousands of students and teachers.
Published: May 2016