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Education Initiatives

We believe that our industry will be shaped tomorrow by the bright students we support in our communities today. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company encourages learning through programs including STEM camps, scholarships, environmental conservation and more.

2024 Tapia CCS STEM Camps

We are working with universities across the Gulf Coast to integrate Tapia STEM CCS curriculum into summer camp programs for middle and high school students. In 2024, we are supporting the collaboration of the Tapia Center with Jackson State University in Mississippi and Southern University Baton Rouge in Louisiana. Rice University’s Tapia STEM CCS Camp team met with camp instructors to educate them on the tools and techniques for teaching the Tapia STEM curriculum and experiences in their summer classrooms. More than 25 teachers accumulated 200 hours of training on this curriculum to support more than 170 students who are registered to attend one of these two camps.

In addition, we continue to sponsor students to attend the Tapia Center summer camps at Rice University. Rice is expecting more than 800 students over the course of four weeks in July.

ExxonMobil and Denbury representatives attend each camp to engage with students and help them learn about carbon dioxide (CO2) and the importance of its effective management in a lower-carbon future.

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Students learning at STEM camp Student learning at STEM camp

CCS STEM Camp at Rice University

2023 STEM Camps

More than 500 students from 55 school districts across Texas and Louisiana participated in the 2023 Tapia Center STEM camps hosted by Rice and Southern Universities. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, the camp’s curriculum was specifically designed by Rice University to educate future energy and community leaders about the importance of effective carbon management through hands-on project-based learning, team building and problem solving. Students presented on what carbon dioxide is and where it comes from, why Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is important, and how carbon dioxide can be stored in underground reservoirs.

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CCS STEM Camp at Southern University

STEM Camp Scholarships

ExxonMobil is proud to support Rice University’s STEM initiatives through scholarships for students and educators to come to the Tapia Center STEM camp for students and the Project-Based-Learning Professional Development camp for educators.

Participating students are rising 8th-12th graders and 11th graders who are in the top 3 of their class are encouraged to participate in the camp's Top 3 program. Educators can be K-12 and can be STEM or non-STEM.

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“It opens a whole new way of teaching and learning.”

The Next Generation of STEM

The Tapia Center at Rice University’s STEM Camp is changing the lives of students and educators through exploration and discovery. Hundreds of people annually from all over the world gain the opportunity to learn cutting-edge science and how to communicate about it thanks to the investment from ExxonMobil.

Donations

ExxonMobil is proud to sponsor educational programming in our communities worldwide. Our contributions since 2000 now total more than $1.3 billion. We also work closely with industry partners to provide educational opportunities. For example, through our Educational Matching Gift Program, we are able to match the donations of employees and alumni at a ratio of up to 2:1 to support higher education. 

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University of Texas

One of five energy centers backed by ExxonMobil, our partnership with the University of Texas is a catalyst for breakthrough energy research and development. Students work with industry experts, engineers and scientists to create an applied learning experience to provide solutions to real-world energy challenges.

Meet the UT Energy Institute Emerging Technology Fellows