LNESC and Shell Oil Company Will Host Their First College and STEM Career Expo at Houston Community College

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The one-day College and STEM Career Expo is designed to encourage former LNESC Science Corps high school students and current middle school students to learn more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

LNESC and Shell Oil Company partner to host their first College and STEM Career Expo.

LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) and Shell Oil Company will host their first College and STEM Career Expo on June 20, 2015 at Houston Community College. The one-day College and STEM Career Expo is designed to encourage former LNESC Science Corps high school students and current middle school students to learn more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). LNESC and Shell offer a unique opportunity to build on its middle school Science Corps Program by collaborating with former students to develop a STEM pipeline from middle school to high school to college and ultimately to careers in STEM fields. The College and STEM Career Expo is free for attendees and provides career-path guidance, educational opportunities and connectivity for students and young professionals in the STEM fields. Parents and teachers will have the opportunity to participate in various workshops in collaboration with the Shell Oil Company and local university partners.

The event will welcome several guests from Shell’s Women Adding Value Everywhere (WAVE) Network Group throughout the day. They are Mary Slater Jones who currently serves as Global Business Strategy Consultant, and Shawanna L Reed, Senior Construction Engineer.

“It is important to continue to encourage STEM education among the students who may become our future scientists and leaders,” said Evette Torres, Workforce Development Specialist for Shell Oil Company. “This program will help provide the information and resources needed to help create a stronger Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) education and career pathway.”

In addition, Rebeca Trevino, Program Manager Academic Achievers for the University of Houston and Dr. Matilda Orozco, School Support Officer for the Houston Independent School District (HISD) will also be guest speakers.

The Career Expo will feature:

  • STEM workshops led by Shell’s (WAVE) Network Group, designed to encourage students to plan for college and provide insights on “College Life”
  • Panel presentations showcasing different careers paths, the resources and opportunities available to enter the STEM fields, college access, financial aid, and current issues pertaining to STEM education
  • Chance to network with professionals and other young Latinos interested in STEM

About LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC)
LNESC was established in 1973 by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to provide educational programming to high-need students throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Throughout 14 education and technology centers, LNESC has served over 500,000 students, sent 150,000 students on to college, and awarded nearly $20 million in scholarships. LNESC’s results are made possible by a network of dedicated field staff, top-notch teachers, over 90 school partners, and the support of LULAC - the nation’s largest membership based Latino organization. LNESC works to change lives and build Latino communities, one student at a time. More information about LNESC and its programs can be found at http://www.LNESC.org.

About Shell Oil Company
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future. Shell Oil Company is a leading oil and gas producer in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology and one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.

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Elia Quintana
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