“ Continuing to make focused and aggressive improvements in both the way the subjects are
taught and learned will make a vital impact in retaining the nation’s economic competitiveness.”
Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil utilizes technology and innovation in every
element of its business and recognizes the essential roles
that math and science play in the energy business and in
the nation as a whole. As a technology based company,
we are a leader in the national effort to improve math
and science education.
ExxonMobil is committed to advancing U.S.
math and science education and does so by
supporting a variety of educational initiatives
targeting students and teachers. Much of our
outreach focuses on recommendations outlined
in the National Academies report:
• Motivating students to learn and perform well in
math and science courses;
• Providing math and science teachers with professional
development opportunities; and
• Supporting the development of highly qualified math and science
“ The overwhelming response to our summer camps underscores the need for youth education
programs in the community. We are committed to enhancing American students’ skills in math,
science and engineering, enabling them to fulfill their dreams.”
Former NASA Astronaut Bernard Harris
the need to improve math
and science education
Excellence in U.S. math and science education has a direct
correlation to the United States’ ability to successfully compete,
prosper and remain secure in the global community of the 21st
In 2005, the National Academies released a landmark report,
Rising Above the Gathering Storm, which stated “the scientific
and technical building blocks of America’s economic leadership
are eroding.” According to the report, improving American
students’ performance in math and science coursework is the
most effective way to increase the United States’ global
“ The National Academies set forth a clear path for the nation to improve math and science
education for our country’s youth, and it is now time for us to act. NMSI will implement
two proven programs across the nation to develop the next generation of innovators.”
Tom Luce, CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)
National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps
Led by a board of eminent leaders, this nonprofit raises funds to
ExxonMobil partners with the Foundation established by former
facilitate the national scale-up of programs that have demonstrated
astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris to offer twenty two-week summer
improvement in U.S. math and science education. ExxonMobil has
camps at universities across the country. The camps enhance
committed $125 million in support of this initiative.
middle school students’ knowledge of science, technology,
Primary goals of NMSI include:
engineering and mathematics (STEM), encourage youth to stay in
school, and foster leadership and citizenship.
• Develop a new generation of highly qualified math and science
teachers by replicating the acclaimed UTeach program across
New Orleans Education Initiative
the United States. UTeach attracts math and science majors to
ExxonMobil committed $10 million to Greater New Orleans-area
teaching by offering an integrated degree plan, early teaching
public schools to restore and enhance math and science education.
experiences and financial assistance for undergraduates.
The initiative will recruit teachers, boost professional development
• Elevate student achievement by expanding AP® and pre-AP®
and support science magnet schools. The planned Xavier Teacher
courses, including extensive training of teachers, identifying and
Institute will provide ongoing professional development for Greater
developing “lead” teachers, and financial incentives based on
New Orleans-area teachers.
Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy
Reasoning Mind is an innovative, Web-based math education
This joint initiative between ExxonMobil and professional golfer Phil
program using sophisticated artificial intel igence,
Mickelson trains third through fifth grade teachers on innovative
interactive graphics and a world-class curriculum
teaching methods and “hands-on” applications of math and science.
to actively engage middle school students in math.
ExxonMobil funds development costs and implementation
of the program in schools and nonprofit organizations.
“ ExxonMobil is making a powerful strategic investment on behalf of America’s future.”
Dr. Larry Faulkner, Chair of the National Math Panel
ExxonMobil Educational Matching Gift Program
Initiated in 1962, the ExxonMobil Foundation’s Educational
Matching Gift program matches gifts to higher education
on a 3-to-1 basis and has provided more than $347 million
to higher education in the United States. ExxonMobil
encourages college and university presidents to allocate a
portion of the generous unrestricted matching gift grants to
math and science initiatives.
ExxonMobil has a long history of supporting
programs that seek to improve education and career
opportunities for minorities and women, particularly
within the STEM fields. Programs include:
• Society of Women Engineers
• Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
• National Society of Black Engineers
• American Indian College Fund
• National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
For more information on ExxonMobil and our STEM Education Initiatives,
please visit our website at www.exxonmobil.com.