October 23, 2009 - As part of its new California Partnership Initiative, Chevron Corporation announced a $500,000 grant to California State University, Bakersfield to fund the university's growing science and technology programs. The funding extends CSUB's Research Experience Vitalizing Science-University Program (REVS-UP), whose main focus is to increase the number of qualified high school students that attend college and choose a field of study in Science,Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The additional funding for REVS-UP will expand the reach of this already successful program. Chevron's funding will also create the NSM Student Center which will provide student assistance to all of CSUB's current and prospective STEM students. The new center will create a seamless transition from community college to CSUB, identify and assist students who may need guidance, and collect data about which strategies work best in enhancing STEM educational goals.
Under the new partnership initiative, Chevron's relationship with nonprofits focused on supporting underserved communities, including relationships with 18 new nonprofit partners providing programs for education, entrepreneurs and job training.
For more information:Julio Blanco
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications