Exxon uses fun activities to introduce girls to STEM fields - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Exxon uses fun activities to introduce girls to STEM fields

ExxonMobil is using fun, hands on activities to recruit girls into STEM fields (Source: WAFB) ExxonMobil is using fun, hands on activities to recruit girls into STEM fields (Source: WAFB)
ExxonMobil is using fun, hands on activities to recruit girls into STEM fields (Source: WAFB) ExxonMobil is using fun, hands on activities to recruit girls into STEM fields (Source: WAFB)
ExxonMobil is using fun, hands on activities to recruit girls into STEM fields (Source: WAFB) ExxonMobil is using fun, hands on activities to recruit girls into STEM fields (Source: WAFB)
(WAFB) -

Exxon is using hands on activities to try to recruit girls into STEM careers.

This year, they visited with close to a dozen schools for the 14th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Exxon engineers worked with students on a series of fun activities aimed at teaching them about science, technology, engineering, and math, known at STEM fields. This year, the students were superheroes that had save the city by building a shield or disarming a bomb. The lesson was abut more than just having fun.

"We want the girls to have fun, but we also want them to learn. We want them to be very creative, to think outside the box. We want them to use their analytic thinking skills, we want them to work together as a team in order to solve the problem because that's what they're going to face when they go to college, when they go in the work world, if the come to work at ExxonMobil or wherever they go to work. That teamwork is key,” said Megan Manchester with Exxon.

On Monday afternoon, the girls also got a chance to use science to make everyone's favorite dessert: ice cream!

Copyright 2018 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Local/State NewsMore>>

  • 11th Annual National Suit Drive kicks off

    11th Annual National Suit Drive kicks off

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:16 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:16:22 GMT
    Source: Men's WarehouseSource: Men's Warehouse

    The 11th Annual National Suit Drive gets underway this weekend! The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse and Refined by Fire Ministries (RBF) to give releasing offenders assistance in looking for a job and dressing for the part.

    More >>

    The 11th Annual National Suit Drive gets underway this weekend! The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse and Refined by Fire Ministries (RBF) to give releasing offenders assistance in looking for a job and dressing for the part.

    More >>
  • Restore La. hosts final round of homeowner outreach events ahead of survey deadline

    Restore La. hosts final round of homeowner outreach events ahead of survey deadline

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:04:01 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Restore Louisiana will host more public Outreach Events, offering one-on-one assistance to homeowners impacted by the 2016 floods with completing their initial survey ahead of the July 20, 2018 deadline.

    More >>

    Restore Louisiana will host more public Outreach Events, offering one-on-one assistance to homeowners impacted by the 2016 floods with completing their initial survey ahead of the July 20, 2018 deadline.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents and closures for Tuesday, July 17

    FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents and closures for Tuesday, July 17

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:48 AM EDT2018-07-17 07:48:52 GMT

    Traffic delays, detours and road closures in the WAFB viewing area.

    More >>

    Traffic delays, detours and road closures in the WAFB viewing area.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly