More Than 500 Local Students Experience S.T.E.M. Through Golf

The Chevron S.T.E.M. ZONE featured at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic this weekend will host more than 500 Project Lead The Way (P.L.T.W.) students from local elementary, middle and high schools programs from Thursday through Sunday. The exhibit is also open to all tournament attendees.

This unique, student-friendly experience demonstrates the scientific concepts that underlie the game of golf through a variety of learning stations which highlight science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) The S.T.E.M. ZONE will feature Archimedes’ Principle, speed versus slope, Bernoulli’s Principle and many more. Students will be guided through the activities by current students of Tulane University and Chevron employees.

The S.T.E.M. ZONE is one facet of Chevron’s broad effort to encourage students to pursue S.T.E.M.-based educations and careers. Other projects have included the annual Fuel Your School program, and a $500,000 partnership with Project Lead the Way.

"Chevron believes that S.T.E.M. education and an understanding of how the world works are critical to helping students succeed and prepare for the increasing number of S.T.E.M.-related jobs in the modern economy," said Alan Sudduth, policy, government and public affairs manager at Chevron. "By partnering with the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic to host the S.T.E.M. ZONE, we can help energize students’ interests in these vital subjects."

The S.T.E.M. ZONE is a part of Chevron’s $100 million dollar education commitment to support programs that increase access to and improve the quality of education and career and technical training. Chevron partners with education organizations, government officials, non-profit organizations and community leaders to develop and support innovative programs that invest in tomorrow’s workforce by educating students, training teachers, providing classroom resources, supporting educational standards, funding out-of-school activities, and preparing workers to excel in their jobs.

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