Scientists and engineers are critical for addressing the challenges of 21st century life. That is why we invest in education programs that focus on inspiring kids to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
From medicine to energy development to computing and engineering, we are supporting the development of a passionate and highly skilled workforce that will help solve problems and create new opportunities into the future.
In 2017, 54 schools close to our Altona Refinery, Yarraville Terminal, Birkenhead Terminal, Longford Plants, Long Island Point and Barry Beach Marine Terminal received funding towards maths or science projects.
Kindergartens, primary and secondary schools are using the money for a broad range of maths and science resources and projects, from purchasing new technology such as iPads, smartboard software and robotics kits, to funding outdoor programs to teach students about sustainability, such as a seagrass study at Jawbone Marine Sanctuary and a local tree planting project.
ExxonMobil has a long history of supporting local schools and kindergartens. Since the Bright Future Grants program began in 2009, we have provided over $660,000 to local schools and kindergartens to support maths and science education.