June 13, 2013 - CSU Bakersfield and Chevron invite the media to cover the CSUB-Chevron High School Academy Banquet on Monday, June 17 from 6PM to 8PM on the CSUB campus in the Stockdale Room.
54 high school students will be celebrated for completing all three quarters of the rigorous CSUB-Chevron High School Academy Program. The program is designed for high school junior students with a displayed interest in math, science or engineering to take one year of undergraduate level courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physics taught by the faculty at CSUB. While attending these courses, the students will receive up to 15 units of college credit before ever graduating high school.
"By completing this program, students will be one step closer to competing in California's workforce and that means a lot to Chevron and our employees," said Adam A. Alvidrez MPA, Government & Public Affairs Representative at Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company. "We commend CSUB for making Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education a priority, and providing students with this wonderful opportunity."
The High School Academy was funded by a $200,000 grant from Chevron as a part of their California Partnership, an initiative to invest in education and economic development.
For more information about CSUB, please visit www.csub.edu.
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Director, Public Affairs &
Public Affairs Coordinator
NSME Student Services Coordinator
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications