A boy works on an engineering activity at the STEM Zone.

Students, educators and families enjoy the Fab Lab at Kennedy High School in Richmond.

preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow

Few factors are more important to the future success of communities than having a well-educated population that is prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We cultivate innovative partnerships with organizations, local governments, and community and nonprofit organizations to improve instruction in the key subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

Read about some of the partnerships and programs we support:

Chevron has been supporting the MESA program since 2011. Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Schools Program provides classroom support, counseling and hands-on project-based learning to students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. MESA uses a real-world approach to learning science and math that includes exposing students to curriculum during the school day, after school and on weekends. A signature component of the program is an annual engineering and design competition where students build scale model machines.
Helping students solve complicated problems is a challenge but thanks to Project Lead the Way and Chevron, 100,000 students across the United States including many in Richmond, are learning to do it. Students are tasked with solving a real-world problem as a team. Along the way, they not only learn how to utilize engineering solutions to solve problems, but how to work together as a team to innovate and collaborate. The program offers students and educators world-class curricula and teacher training to help kids obtain the in-demand, transferable skills they need to excel.
Chevron supports the American Chemical Society’s Project SEED program. Project SEED provides opportunities for students, who wouldn’t typically be exposed to scientific careers, to spend a summer conducting hands-on research in academic, industry, and government research laboratories. The program has helped more than 10,000 high school students from economically disadvantaged communities gain hands-on experience in scientific settings.

Chevron partnered with the Fab Foundation to open an innovative, hands-on fabrication laboratory at Kennedy High School in 2015. Using laser cutters, 3D printers and other precision machinery, Fab Lab Richmond is helping to inspire students to become the innovators, entrepreneurs and makers of the future. By giving students access to cutting-edge technology, they are able to dream, design and build almost anything. Fab Lab Richmond is also open to the public on a monthly basis while school is in session.

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Chevron's employee networks in Richmond coordinate scholarships for local students to help them achieve their educational goals.

Learn more about the available scholarships and how students can apply here.