ExxonMobil Employees Spark Girls’ Interest in Engineering
ExxonMobil is inspiring girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through its 13th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program. This year’s program is a component of the company’s broader “Be an Engineer” initiative and will engage more than 2,000 middle-school girls around the country.
“Many girls may not realize that engineering is an exciting and rewarding career option,” said Ben Soraci, ExxonMobil’s general manager of public and government affairs.
“ExxonMobil’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering program is designed to showcase the breadth and diversity of engineering careers and inspire girls to be innovators of the future.”
This week and over the course of the next several months, students at 11 ExxonMobil and XTO Energy sites around the country will participate in a variety of hands-on activities designed to ignite curiosity in STEM careers. Activities include demonstrating the energy industry’s use of 3D imaging technology to search for oil and natural gas, water purification experiments, and exploring the science and chemistry behind everyday consumer products.
ExxonMobil employees will guide students through the activities, helping to sharpen their STEM skills. Since the program’s inception more than a decade ago, 11,000 students have participated in activities conducted at company facilities or as part of classroom demonstrations.
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