STEM education

Supporting education is a part of our DNA. We are working with local educators, universities and nonprofits, as well as global academic leaders to address the STEM education gap.

We want to help refill the STEM pipeline with the best and brightest engineers and scientists.

Opening the doors of STEM education

The ExxonMobil Foundation is joining forces with Khan Academy to open the doors of STEM education throughout Texas.

Closing the learning gap

Engineers help shape the future. Whether it’s developing new fuel sources, managing energy resources more efficiently or exploring the outer edges of the universe, engineers make it happen. However, not enough U.S. students are pursuing engineering or other careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). By supporting programs that improve teaching and learning in these key areas, ExxonMobil is focused on making a difference in our children’s lives and our nation’s future.


contributed to education programs in areas where we operate around the world since 2000


Education pathways

ExxonMobil is focused on inspiring and preparing our youth to pursue STEM careers through empowering teacher success, supporting students and partnering with leading education organizations.

Teacher STEM Training program

The ExxonMobil Foundation has launched a Teacher STEM Training program in collaboration with local universities. We want to enhance the STEM knowledge of Houston-area middle school math and science teachers at Title I schools and inspire new ways of delivering STEM content to students. During this year-long experience, teachers will engage in sustained, research-based professional development opportunities and learn innovative instructional practices, all at no cost to the teacher.

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Teen Engineering and Tech Centers (TETCs)

Our ExxonMobil Foundation Teen Engineering and Tech Centers (TETCs) will offer innovative after-school programming that will introduce students to STEM education and potential STEM careers at no cost to students or their families. The curriculum will connect a student’s passion to tangible career paths, while preparing him or her for success in school and beyond. The first TETC will open in the fall of 2024 in Spring, Texas, and a second facility will follow in Houston. Future plans call for opening centers in other communities where ExxonMobil operates.

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A National Day we can all get behind

A National “Day” we can all get behind

  • Science and technology underpin everything we do at ExxonMobil, so National STEM Day hits home for us.
  • We want to help refill the STEM pipeline with the best and brightest engineers and scientists.
  • Now we’re taking it to the next level – rolling up our sleeves and doing it ourselves.
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Our partners in supporting education worldwide

Teachers are critical to the success of our students and future workforce, which is why ExxonMobil supports organizations that work directly with educators. Partners like the UTeach Institute, National Math and Science Initiative and Teach for America ensure that classroom teachers are well-prepared and able to help students develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and future careers.
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International education initiatives

Education ranks as one of the most important policy issues to improve global economic development. We work to ensure that access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is made widely available.
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United States education initiatives

Education is the fundamental building block of individual opportunity and economic growth, and STEM skills, in particular, are critical. We have focused our U.S. education programs to help address the STEM challenge and are investing in those with the potential to make a meaningful national impact.

ExxonMobil commemorates UTeach 20th anniversary with grant to support classroom projects

AUSTIN, Texas — To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UTeach program, ExxonMobil has provided a grant of more than $275,000 to that will provide each public school UTeach alumnus with funding for classroom projects. 

ExxonMobil employees spark girls' interest in engineering

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil is inspiring girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through its 13th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program. This year’s program is a component of the company’s broader "Be an Engineer" initiative and will engage more than 2,000 middle-school girls around the country.

ExxonMobil employees inspire girls to pursue engineering fields

IRVING, Texas — More than 1,000 middle-school girls have joined ExxonMobil for the company’s 16th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which aims to inspire female students to consider engineering as a career.

ExxonMobil, National Math and Science Initiative expand education programs to Permian-area schools

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) are bringing college readiness and foundational education programs to students in Permian-area schools in Midland Independent School District and Ector County Independent School District in Texas and the Carlsbad Municipal School District in New Mexico.