Education Initiatives

We believe that our industry will be shaped tomorrow by the bright students we support in our communities today. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company encourages learning through programs including STEM camps, scholarships, environmental conservation and more.

2024 Tapia STEM CCS Camps

We are working with universities across the Gulf Coast to integrate Tapia STEM CCS curriculum into summer camp programs for middle and high school students. In 2024, we are supporting the collaboration of the Tapia Center with Jackson State University in Mississippi and Southern University Baton Rouge in Louisiana. Rice University’s Tapia STEM CCS Camp team met with camp instructors to educate them on the tools and techniques for teaching the Tapia STEM curriculum and experiences in their summer classrooms. More than 25 teachers accumulated 200 hours of training on this curriculum to support more than 170 students who are registered to attend one of these two camps.

In addition, we continue to sponsor students to attend the Tapia Center summer camps at Rice University. Rice is expecting more than 800 students over the course of four weeks in July.

ExxonMobil and Denbury representatives attend each camp to engage with students and help them learn about carbon dioxide (CO2) and the importance of its effective management in a lower-carbon future.

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Jackson State STEM Camp

2024 Jackson State University STEM CCS Camp

Student learning at STEM camp

CCS STEM Camp at Southern University

2023 STEM Camps

More than 500 students from 55 school districts across Texas and Louisiana participated in the 2023 Tapia Center STEM camps hosted by Rice and Southern Universities. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, the camp’s curriculum was specifically designed by Rice University to educate future energy and community leaders about the importance of effective carbon management through hands-on project-based learning, team building and problem solving. Students presented on what carbon dioxide is and where it comes from, why Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is important, and how carbon dioxide can be stored in underground reservoirs.

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CCS STEM Camp at Rice University

STEM Camp Scholarships

ExxonMobil is proud to support Rice University’s STEM initiatives through scholarships for students to attend STEM Camp and educators to attend the Project-Based-Learning Professional Development Camp.

Participating students are rising 8th-12th graders and 11th graders who are in the top 3 of their class are encouraged to participate in the Top 3 program. Educators can be K-12 and can be STEM or non-STEM.

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Creating An Environment of Education

In partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company is working to educate area youth about environmental conservation. For example, Tara Bazille, a Baton Rouge Refinery employee and volunteer, helps lead tours and events at the wildlife refuge as part of the Lands for Learning initiative. From understanding the health of an ecosystem to planting more than 100 trees every year, the program is inspiring younger generations to find environmental solutions for the future. Read more about environmental education in Louisiana.

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“It opens a whole new way of teaching and learning.”

The Next Generation of STEM

The Tapia Center at Rice University’s STEM Camp is changing the lives of students and educators through exploration and discovery. Hundreds of people annually from all over the world gain the opportunity to learn cutting-edge science and how to communicate about it thanks to the investment from ExxonMobil.