Chevron has been the proud sponsor of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Student Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Camp since 2014. SEEK Oakland will benefit 100 students and has two primary objectives: (1) To provide under-represented 3rd-5th grade students with exposure to STEM; and (2) to increase their proficiency in math and science, as well as their interest in engineering. Support from Chevron will ensure these students enjoy access, that catalyzes their interest in STEM.
Their experience with SEEK Oakland will yield gains in their knowledge of math and science, as well as engineering from pre to post-test.
As part of the SEEK program recently, 3rd-5th grade students from under-represented communities in Oakland competed in the Snap Rover Challenge. In this one day, project-based learning experience, students competed in five categories: Engineering Content Presentations (i.e., oral presentation). Prototype Design/Presentation (i.e. artistic rover design), Rover Obstacle Course Challenge, Target Course Challenge, and the Morse Code Challenge.
Chevron volunteers participate in each of the three consecutive Friday competition dates as judges.