LNESC and Shell Partnership Will Bring TAME’s Trailblazer to Kermit, TX

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Traveling science exhibit to visit Kermit ISD for one-of-a-kind science museum-on-wheels to promote STEM education and careers.

Shell is pleased to offer this fun, educational opportunity to local students. Inspiring and developing a local future workforce in the areas where we operate is a priority for Shell. - Amir Gerges, General Manager of Shell’s Permian operations

In partnership with Shell Oil Company (Shell) and LULAC National Education Services Centers (LNESC), Kermit Independent School District will host the TAME Trailblazer exhibit on February 12-13, 2018 at Kermit Junior High School and Elementary School.

Texas Alliance for Minority in Engineering (TAME)’s traveling Trailblazers are one-of-a-kind science museums-on-wheels. Exciting, hands-on exhibits teach students about energy, space, weather, biotechnology, and aerodynamics while also introducing them to educational and career opportunities in STEM.

“We are so excited to have the TAME Trailblazer visiting KISD during the month of February! Over 200 of our students will have the opportunity to learn more about the educational and career opportunities of STEM. We thank Shell for providing our students with this awesome experience!” explains Shelli Morgan, Kermit Junior High Teacher and Science Corps Coordinator at the school.

“Shell is pleased to offer this fun, educational opportunity to local students,” said Amir Gerges, General Manager of Shell’s Permian operations. “Inspiring and developing a local future workforce in the areas where we operate is a priority for Shell.”

LNESC and Shell Oil Company have had a long partnership promoting student leaders and education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The Science Corps after-school program in the Kermit Independent School District, sponsored by Shell and administered by LNESC, seeks to motivate middle school students to pursue careers in the STEM fields by exposing them to real-world STEM applications and problems.

The Kermit Junior High Shell Science Corps program was established in 2014. Students meet twice a week with science and/or math teachers completing fun, hands-on activities while effectively increasing mastery of STEM subjects. By combining hands-on, inquiry-based learning; field excursions; exposing students to STEM professionals, and developing group cohesion and a scholastic identity around science, the Shell Science Corps program has been a success in Kermit and Houston.

TAME Trailblazers Tour

February 12, 2018
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kermit Junior High
1001 Tommy Thompson
Kermit, TX 79745

February 13, 2018
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kermit Elementary School
Kermit, TX 79745

About LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC)
LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (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 16 education and technology centers, LNESC has served over 550,000 students, sent 155,000 students on to college, and awarded nearly $25 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. 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.

About Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering
Since 1976, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) has sought to engage and encourage minority students to pursue college and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Thousands of students become aware of careers in STEM through TAME programs every year. Programs include ‘Science Squad,’ a bilingual comic book series, the TAME Trailblazers, an annual Math and Science Competition and scholarships. In addition, TAME chapters across Texas offer locally relevant after-school programs and community-wide activities. More than 250,000 students have been a part of TAME since its inception and many of them continue to be a part of TAME as mentors, donors and volunteers. For more information on the organization, please visit http://www.tame.org.

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