Learning rockets forward at School of Engineering and Sciences event

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On October 17, STEM education will come alive at SCUSD’s School of Engineering and Sciences.

The school will host Chevron’s Sacramento STEM Education Event, beginning with the delivery of some special materials to teacher Dylan Besk’s classroom.

Besk posted her project to DonorsChoose.org that would use real, working rockets to teach her seventh graders about engineering and flight paths. Together with DonorsChoose, Chevron will present the rockets to Ms. Besk and watch them immediately be put to use.

The delivery is part of the Fuel Your School Program, designed to alleviate the need for teachers to spend their own money on classroom projects and provide them with supplies to foster interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

In addition to the classroom delivery, Chevron will host a STEM Zone on the SES campus. STEM Zone is a large-scale, interactive exhibit that allows visitors to see how math and science are at work in everyday situations. The STEM Zone will be open to the public on October 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, as well as Sacramento City Unified Superintendent Jonathan Raymond, will also be on hand to share the important role that STEM education plays in our students’ futures.

Through October 31, when consumers fill up with eight or more gallons at a participating Chevron or Texaco station, Chevron will donate $1, up to $500,000, to help fund eligible classroom projects for public schools in Sacramento County. To learn more, visit www.FuelYourSchool.com.