Preparing today’s students for the STEM jobs of tomorrow

How Chevron and JASON Learning are building a pipeline of of students ready to pursue a well-paying, technical career path in and around greater Houston

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Fueling job growth

For over a century, Chevron has called Houston home. Today, Chevron is proud to be among the largest corporations in Houston with nearly 10,000 employees and contractors, 11 operating company headquarters, and its 232-acre Pasadena refinery, which produces 110,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

With an eye toward the future, Chevron has committed more than $6MM since 2018 to support critical education programs, including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics instruction, social-emotional health and after-school programs in Houston and Harris County.

Chevron’s goal is to provide young Houstonians quality educational programming so they can reach their full potential and contribute to the economic growth of the Houston region.

Chevron and JASON connect students with real-world role models

Through STEM learning curriculum and expeditions that are systemic and sustainable, this program seeks to:

Promote student interest in STEM
Provide ongoing support for teachers
Engage the broader community
Teachers & coaches trained
Schools across the state
Parents & community members engaged

Cultivating our STEAM teachers' mindsets about how to connect real-world learning to the classroom is what JASON Learning is all about. It has been pivotal to bridging the information and application gap in our schools. This has been extremely important in making learning meaningful for kids, thus helping them to explore and broaden their horizons.

HD ChambersSuperintendent, Alief ISD

I recently attended the Jason National Conference in Houston with some of the Cy Fair teachers. The effect that the conference had on them was tremendous. Throughout the three days, I saw so much excitement to be learning about all of the STEM activities that are occurring throughout the Houston area. The teachers were also excited to see how the new JASON lessons can be used to
introduce new kinds of learning in their science classrooms.

Michael ClaytonSecondary Science Coordinator, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

JASON conference allowed me to experience several relevant topics through hands-on investigations. I especially enjoyed having multiple activities within each class. It was time well-spent and easily transferable to my classroom.

Bincy Varghese8th Grade Science, Fort Bend ISD

Developed with Chevron

Design Thinking: Water Warriors

Communities Fighting Floods with STEM

In the Water Warriors Design Thinking Challenge, middle and high school students imagine and prototype flood barriers that can protect their community from flooding. Teams can tackle this challenge using a wide range of materials and technology, from everyday materials available in the classroom to 3D-printed components. The focus is on the ideas and approaches, not the products or materials used.