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San Francisco 49ers and Chevron Create STEM Initiative

San Francisco 49ers and Chevron Create STEM Initiative

The San Francisco 49ers, along with energy company Chevron, has developed an initiative to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning. The initiative offers opportunities for students not far from the 49ers headquarters.

The 49ers staff is working with 60 students from Cabrillo Middle School through its new program, the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute's Chevron STEM Zone, according to an article posted on the 49ers website.

“When we broke ground on Levi’s Stadium 26 months ago, an idea started germinating about doing something really significant in the community commensurate with when we were cutting the ribbon on Levi’s Stadium,” said Joanne Pasternack, director of community relations & 49ers Foundation on the new program's website. “We went through a number of ideas, but the item that really resonated with our ownership and with the 49ers Foundation and our mission, was taking outstanding kids who are under resourced and helping them have the opportunity to become absolutely exceptional and to do amazing things in their life.”

The Chevron STEM Zone will allow students to learn how math, science, engineering and technology can connect to everyday life. The recruits are seventh graders who show academic talents. They will be provided the resources to enhance their STEM classroom learning. Their labs will be fully equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics kits, laptops, tablets, and other technologies, according to the article.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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