Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy
Australian teachers have attended an advanced training program in the United States of America that helps teachers ignite a love of maths and science in their students.
The teachers from Melbourne’s west and Gippsland attended the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in Houston, Texas.
The Academy, which provides an intensive week–long training program, was established by ExxonMobil with professional golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy, to advance maths and science education. The Academy classes are run by two of America’s leading teacher training organisations, the National Teachers Association and Math Solutions.
Scienceworks (Museum Victoria) is the most visited interactive science centre in Australia (500,000 people each year). Since 1987, ExxonMobil has supported a range of Museum Victoria cultural and education projects. The most recent initiative helped Scienceworks to develop a facility tailored for schools and family activities, including science experiments and demonstrations.
ExxonMobil supports a range of student engineering excellence awards at Australian universities in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
The ExxonMobil Australia contributions program is assisting Scitech to deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) hubs to support teachers in Perth.
Schools and kindergartens close to our main facilities and operations (Longford Plant, Long Island Point Plant, Barry Beach Marine Terminal, Altona Refinery, Yarraville Terminal and Birkenhead Terminal) are supported to undertake maths and science projects.
WA Science Awards
The WA Science Awards honour the outstanding achievements of the science and innovation community. The annual event acknowledges scientists, science communicators and science teachers. ExxonMobil supports the 'Student Scientist of the Year' award which is given to a graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to science at an early stage in their career and who shows great promise in reaching the highest levels of excellence.