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Diversity and international initiatives

We work to ensure that access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) 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 funds 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 Europe. This 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 Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania and the UK.

Since 2009, more than 1,500 ExxonMobil volunteers have worked with approximately 55,000 Sci-Tech Challenge students to provide them with hands-on experiences 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-oriented education and careers.

Qatar University ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

In 2012, ExxonMobil and Qatar University launched 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

Teach For All is a global network of more than 40 independent, locally-led organizations and a global organization that works to accelerate the network’s progress. Each network partner recruits and develops outstanding recent graduates and professionals to teach in their countries’ high-need schools and communities and, with this foundation, to work with others, inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential. Teach for America, an ExxonMobil grantee since 1989, is one of the Teach For All network’s founding partners.

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

ExxonMobil is also proud to be a founding partner of Teach For All’s Global STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiative, which enables Teach For All’s global organization to support network partners in providing specialized training for existing teachers in these critical fields and recruiting new STEM teachers.