LNESC and Marathon Oil Corporation Launch San Antonio Science Corps Middle School Program to Engage Latino Youth in Advanced STEM Learning
October 8, 2013
Contact: Sara Melton
smelton at LNESC.org, (202) 835-9646 ext. 116
San Antonio, TX – Today, LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) and Marathon Oil Corporation will launch their Science Corps Program in San Antonio, Texas. The program will provide students attending Terrell Wells Middle School with hands on instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Science Corps program will help students in economically challenged areas prepare for careers in the fields of STEM.
“LNESC is focused on providing the Latino community with STEM-based programs at an early age in order to encourage more students to pursue careers in engineering, biochemistry, hydrology and medicine,” said Richard Roybal, LNESC Executive Director.
“This partnership further boosts our district’s ambition of providing children with college and career readiness. Our middle school students will have exposure to subjects related to physics, environmental science and energy and many of the subjects will be taught by experts who have achieved success in their fields,” stated Superintendent, Mr. Rey Madrigal.
LNESC and Marathon Oil Corporation are committed to helping students cultivate an interest in STEM fields through a 30 week after school program curriculum. The program includes interactive learning sessions, exposure to STEM professionals, and experience working in a science lab. Students will also participate on projects related to physics, nanotechnology, engineering, environmental science, energy, and sustainability which is part of their weekly instruction.
“We are very excited about this partnership with LNESC and the opportunity to help increase the number of students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Tim Fischer, Marathon Oil Corporation Manager of Corporate Development and Diversity.
“Advancements in these fields are essential to companies like ours as we work to meet the world’s growing energy needs.”
LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) was established in 1973 by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to provide advanced learning opportunities to high-need students across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Through its 14 education and technology centers, LNESC has served over 500,000 students, helped 150,000 students enter college, and awarded nearly $20 million in scholarships. LNESC’s results are driven by a network of expert field staff, top-notch teachers, over 90 school partners, and support from LULAC, the nation’s largest membership based Latino organization. Browse www.LNESC.org for more information on LNESC’s services.
About Marathon Oil Corporation
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, Marathon Oil has activity in North America, Europe, and Africa. Marathon Oil has a history of operational success rooted in Living Our Values – a philosophy encompassing longstanding commitments to health and safety, environmental stewardship, honesty and integrity, corporate citizenship and a high performance team culture. The Company recognizes that its actions and operations affect a broad range of stakeholders – including investors, communities, employees, customers, suppliers, business partners and host governments. Marathon Oil believes these core values position it to be an industry partner, employer and neighbor of choice. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marathonoil.com.