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Change the Equation

The Center on Education and the Workforce reports that by 2018 eight million U.S. jobs will be available in fields relating to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

That's why ExxonMobil has joined Change the Equation, an unprecedented initiative launched in 2010 by business leaders in response to President Obama's Educate to Innovate campaign. Change the Equation puts 100-plus corporations committed to STEM education, including ExxonMobil, to work in close collaboration with the White House, state governments, as well as the education and foundation communities.   

Change the Equation will focus on adding more highly qualified STEM teachers at all grade levels and inspiring more students to move successfully into STEM careers.  Initial activities range from producing state report cards, to drive change at the local level, to assessing the most effective existing programs and implementing them at new sites across the country.

ExxonMobil is a charter signatory to Change the Equation’s Commitment to Excellence in STEM. The linchpins of the Commitment are collaboration with other corporations as well as programs and communities; high expectations for all students; data-driven advocacy for STEM; and the availability of high-quality STEM learning programs in communities across the country.

To learn more, visit or read a recent post in Education Week.