CRC Supports Annual Cal Poly Pomona STEM Day
According to Pew Research, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training in college is associated with higher earnings, whether working in a STEM occupation or not. That’s why many colleges such as Cal Poly Pomona and companies like California Resources Corporation (CRC) emphasize and champion STEM workforce training programs and curriculums to provide students with the resources and skills they need to be successful in today’s economy.
Cal Poly Pomona recently held its annual STEM Day event, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, to help educate African-American and Latino communities about various STEM careers, college admission and how to best navigate through the California college landscape. Activities throughout the day including a student panel, building and racing fuel cell-powered cars, designing a website and computer coding encouraged students to consider STEM professions.
This year’s event had a record attendance with over 200 students and 30 volunteers! Mike Williams, Process Engineering Lead at CRC, participated and was able to connect with students about career options in the oil and natural gas industry as well as emphasize the importance of STEM education.
“Volunteering with students gives me a dual feeling of accomplishment,” said Williams. “I’m grateful for my education and career and I’m glad to present energy industry options to students who may or may not know what they want to pursue as an occupation once they graduate.”