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02/03/2017 News

Total Supports Girls Exploring Math and Science at Houston Museum Event

Total’s support for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and gender equality took center stage during National Engineers Week when it sponsored an exhibit at GEMS, Girls Exploring Math and Science, an annual fair held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  Three employees who are part of the company’s She’s An Engineer initiative, hosted a booth to encourage young women to explore their “STEM” side and speak with them about the petrochemicals industry.

“We enjoyed the chance to show the youth how math, science, engineering, and technology can lead to fulfilling careers at Total,” said Ronni Kamradt, who organized Total’s effort. “Their faces lit up with excitement as they learned how plastics are made.  Many of them didn’t realize the role that science and engineering play in the products of our daily lives.”

The women set up an exhibit where the attendees could touch and feel our polymer pellets, as they explained how those pellets are turned into a variety of plastic containers and materials that they see and use every day.

The GEMS event is organized by the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. Young women of all ages are invited to attend the event and learn more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by visiting booths hosted by Girl Scouts, community sponsors, and other non-profit and professional organizations.

“We received great support and resources from the Planète Energies team, who supplied us with age-appropriate brochures and videos that engaged the children,” Kamradt said. “We hope to continue our partnership with GEMS and inspire these young ladies to realize their boundless potential.”