Chevron Phillips Chemical's TAME Sponsorship Promotes STEM Careers

As reported in BIC Magazine and Plastics News, Chevron Phillips Chemical has provided 4,250 middle school students access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities through its sponsorship of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) Trailblazer. By Nov. 30, the annual initiative reached 13 southeast Texas schools near company plants in Baytown, Orange, Pasadena and Sweeny with two Trailblazers filled with STEM activities. The 40-foot long trailers serve as interactive education units for students to gain hands-on STEM learning, explained Roy Watson, workforce development and training manager at Chevron Phillips Chemical. The company began sponsoring the program in 2014, hosting the most school visits this year.
 
“The TAME Trailblazer is a terrific way to support students' interests in STEM education using innovative experiments and displays,” Watson told media. “The petrochemical industry is full of job opportunities, many of which are tied to STEM-related fields. The Trailblazer allows students to discover whether or not a STEM education might be a good fit for them and their career aspirations.”