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Diversity and international initiatives

We work to ensure that access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is made widely available, particularly to women and minorities in the United States.

We continue to support the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, United Negro College Fund, American Indian College Fund, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. The Corporation also funded programs at universities and national associations to increase the enrollment of women and minority students in geoscience degree programs.

European Sci-Tech Challenge

The European Sci-Tech Challenge is an annual program sponsored by ExxonMobil and run in partnership with Junior Achievement Young Enterprise. The innovative program encourages 15 to 18 year old students to think in practical ways about the energy issues they will face in the future. Participating countries are Norway, Germany, Netherlands, UK, France, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Since 2009, more than 1,500 ExxonMobil volunteers have worked with approximately 55,000 Sci-Tech Challenge students to provide them with hands-on experience solving real-world business and energy-related challenges through the application of STEM skills. Following their experience in the program, 45 percent of participants consider STEM-orientated education and careers.

Qatar University ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

In 2012, ExxonMobil and Qatar University piloted a program to help educators enhance their teaching skills and motivate students to pursue careers in math and science.  Since then, the Qatar University ExxonMobil Teachers Academy has become a flagship community program in the country. Nearly 165 teachers have taken part in the program, impacting more than 5,000 students in the classroom.

Teach for All

Modeled after Teach for America – an ExxonMobil grantee for nearly a decade – Teach For All is a network of more than 30 organizations that recruits and develops outstanding recent graduates and professionals to commit to teach in their countries’ underserved schools.

ExxonMobil’s partnership with Teach For All is designed to help the organization expand its program into new regions including Africa and the Middle East, and increase the number of teachers participating in the program in Latin America.

ExxonMobil is a proud to be a founding partner of Teach For All’s new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) effort, which will provide specialized training for existing teachers in these critical fields and help with the recruitment of new STEM teachers.