Chevron Pascagoula Refinery cultivates numerous long-standing partnerships with learning-related organizations. We are dedicated to helping our community prosper by equipping today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities.
On April 10, 2017, representatives from Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, the Fab Foundation and Jackson County School District unveiled plans for a $1.2 million Fab Lab in Vancleave, Miss.
A Fab Lab is a platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor and to invent. Fab Labs include a laser cutter that makes 2D and 3D structures, a sign cutter that plots in copper to make antennas and flex circuits, a high-resolution NC milling machine that makes circuit boards and precision parts, a large wood router for building furniture and housing, and a suite of electronic components and programming tools for low-cost, high-speed microcontrollers for on-site rapid circuit prototyping.
The stationary Fab Lab and mobile unit will be available to students throughout Jackson County, and to the community, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.
Focus on the Future
A recognized leader in early childhood education, Chevron has partnered with the Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State University to found Excel By Five, a state-wide community certification process to help ensure the state’s youngest citizens are happy, healthy, and ready to learn by age five.
Many Mississippi cities/counties are candidates for or certified as Excel By 5 “child-friendly” communities. In Jackson County, the City of Pascagoula and City of Moss Point have received Excel By 5 certification.
Fuel Your School
Fuel Your School is an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students learn. During October, every time consumers purchase eight gallons of fuel or more at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in Jackson County, Miss., Chevron will donate $1, up to a total of $50,000, to help fund eligible classroom projects.
Expanding STEM Opportunities
Project Lead The Way (PLTW), with Chevron funding, has expanded from one pilot high school in Jackson County in 2013, to 17 elementary schools, six middle schools and six high schools with PLTW programs. The organization inspires and empowers K-12 students to build and demonstrate in-demand, transportable skills by applying problem-solving strategies to complex, real-world challenges. More than 30 refinery engineers volunteer as classroom mentors in local PLTW classrooms.
Chevron Pascagoula Refinery regularly partners with the National Audubon Society and its
Pascagoula River Audubon Center in promoting environmental education workshops and programs for local teachers and volunteers. Audubon aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
How to Contact Chevron Public Affairs
- Chevron Pascagoula Refinery ATTN: Public Affairs
- 250 Industrial Road
- Pascagoula, MS 39581
- Phone: 228-934-7116
- Fax: 228-934-7226
Among the Animals: Mississippi
A champion of environmental education and early childhood development programs, Chevron’s Pascagoula Refinery is proud to support both efforts by sponsoring
Among the Animals: Mississippi. This engaging book will introduce Mississippi’s youngest residents to the wild wonders of their home state and lay the foundation for a lifetime of environmental awareness.