Chevron gives math and science center $125,000

Chevron will give $125,000 to the John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado to launch a program that will provide Mesa County high school students the opportunity to explore the topic “New Energy Technologies:  Fueling the 21st5 Century and Beyond.”

The grant is part to communities in which it operates and the program has provided more than $1.8 million to 18 local organizations around the globe.  The Math and Science Center grant was one of only two made to North American organizations. 

“The mission of the center and this new program directly align with Chevron’s interest in improving our youth’s science, technology, engineering and math skills,” Michael DeBerry, Rocky Mountain Area manager for Chevron, said.  Equally important,” he continued, “is developing their capabilities in critical thinking, evaluation, negotiation and conflict resolution – all of which are essential to making informed decisions about critical issues of our time.”

The Chevron grant is one of the largest ever received by the center and “will allow us to work with young adults on current science-based issues that enlist and build their critical thinking skills,” center Executive Director Teresa Coons said.

Read the full story in the Thursday edition of The Daily Sentinel.



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