Science Teachers Conference Gets Boost from Chevron Corporation
Chevron Corporation has made a significant financial contribution to Texas Teachers. The Science Teachers Association of Texas announced Chevron as the presenting sponsor of the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching to be held November 11-13, 2010 in Houston, Texas.
Chevron’s sponsorship is the first significant contribution from an energy company to the conference. “Science teachers are always appreciative of support from industry, because they are cognizant of science education and its costs,” said Patsy Magee, Conference Chair. “When industry steps up it makes teachers feel that others realize the importance of their job.”
Chevron will also assist with the Reception and Tote Bags at CAST. Their early commitment will go a long way in making this a successful conference. Patsy Magee says, “In reality, industry should support science education because their future workers are being taught by science teachers. Another benefit for teachers is the connection with the industry. Industry connects with teachers and teachers connect with students.” Chevron’s sponsorship is surely a connection from which CAST will benefit and grow.
The conference expects to host more than 7,000 attendees including teachers, administrators, and experts from across the state who will come together for three days of hands-on professional development. As the largest statewide science conference in the nation, CAST has built its reputation around providing quality continuing education for science teachers.
“Around the globe, wherever Chevron does business, we work to make our part of the world a better place. We know that begins with education,” said Joni Baird, Chevron Public and Government Affairs Manager. “Chevron’s partnership with the Science Teachers Association of Texas is an opportunity to engage more students in the wonder of science and help create the future workforce of our country.”
Registration for the conference is open to teachers and administrators, but others who are interested in hands-on science education are welcome to attend. More information can be found at www.statweb.org.
About The Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT)
STAT, founded in 1957, is a non-profit organization of elementary, middle and high school teachers, college educators and supervisors of science. As a resource for science education, STAT is dedicated to ensuring that all students are scientifically and technologically literate, responsible and productive citizens. STAT is a chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and serves as a unified voice and network for science teachers across the state of Texas. The organization keeps members informed about current trends in science education, and provides opportunities to view the latest in technology, curriculum, materials and services. Today, STAT represents more than 6,000 members.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. Chevron’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. More information is available at www.chevron.com.
Lauren Swetland, Assistant Executive Director
Science Teachers Association of Texas