The Oakland A’s, the Exploratorium and Chevron will launch the “STEM Zone” exhibit that explores the science behind the fundamentals of baseball during the July 20-22 A’s vs. New York Yankees games at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Chevron’s hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Zone aims to inspire interest in math and sciences among Bay Area youth. The exhibit will feature learning stations exploring the physics, biology and mathematics behind baseball. Tonight, the Richmond Police Activities League will bring local youth to the A’s game to experience the STEM Zone exhibits first-hand.
Because STEM education is critical to preparing youth for the increasing percentage of technical jobs in the modern economy, Chevron has developed the STEM Zone and several other programs in partnership with nonprofits, school districts and other partners as part of a multifaceted approach to supporting STEM education. In Richmond, Calif., Chevron partnered with Project Lead The Way, the City of Richmond and the West Contra Costa Unified School District to introduce new curriculum and fund and install a computer lab at Richmond High School. Since 2009, Chevron has invested over $15 million to support STEM education programs that have reached more than 500,000 students and 6,700 teachers in California.
Check out the A’s website for more information: http://mlb.mlb.com/oak/community/education/STEM_zone.jsp. To join the conversation about the STEM Zone on Twitter, follow @Athletics, @Exploratorium and @Chevron and use the hashtag #STEMZone.