The engineering field has historically been one where not many women enter; ExxonMobil is hoping to change that.
Members of ExxonMobil’s team held their Girls Engineering Festival at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe on Tuesday. Hundreds of female students from Conroe ISD, Magnolia ISD and Spring ISD participated in talks with female engineers, practiced engineering with marshmallow catapults, and saw a 3-D printer in person.
“I think it’s great for our students to talk to successful adults about their careers and how they became who they are today, especially when you talk to girls about engineering,” CISD Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton said. “Engineering is such a great field and it’s underrepresented in the female population. To give these girls a pathway to get to become that, it’s really important to me.”
Teachers became students for a week’s worth of sessions promoting strategies that foster more interest in math and science in the classroom.
From Sunday through Friday, the Teachers Academy, sponsored by ExxonMobil and professional golfer Phil Mickelson was housed at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.
Third- through fifth-grade teachers from various Houston-area school districts enjoyed an all-expenses paid, week-long stay at the hotel during these training sessions. The main goal was for these educators to walk away with strategies they can use in their classrooms to get students excited about math and science. click here for complete story
November 9, 2013 – 10:00am
18TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Children/Family .
Presented by ExxonMobil
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Gates: 10 a.m.
$8 in advance / $10 at the door
Fun takes center stage at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 18th Annual Children’s Festival presented by ExxonMobil. Entertainment spans from local community performances to awarding-winning children’s performers, meaning you are sure to enjoy the show!
On the Pepsi Main Stage by Disney Junior’sImagination Movers at 1 p.m. Kids can discover the Disney Doc McStuffins Clinic for stuffed animals and toys. The Doc McStuffins Clinic is open Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
Lots of activities are located in the different zones, so every child has something to enjoy. Check out activities in the Activity Tent, Healthy KidZone, Anadarko Science Zone, Wells Fargo Fun Zone and at the top of the hill where kids can fly a kite, pan for gold and play in the sand. It’s a world of performing and visual arts for kids combined with experiential hands-on and learning opportunities that celebrate creativity and individuality.
Preferred parking is available at all Ticketmaster locations for $5 plus service charge. FREE guest parking is available in lighted and patrolled lots convenient to The Pavilion. Click here for more info.
The Woodlands Area Student Center is the center of student affairs and activities. The Center offers information on a variety of academic & athletic events occurring in the Woodlands area.