ExxonMobil Welcomes Students to Explore the Exciting Field of Engineering

''Introduction to Engineering Day'' Highlights Opportunities for Boys and Girls Pursuing Professions in Engineering and Related Careers


In support of National Engineers Week, ExxonMobil is sending its engineers into eight Fairfax County public middle schools to raise awareness of engineering career opportunities. During these "Introduction to Engineering Day" events, ExxonMobil employees will highlight career paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the goal of attracting young women and men to the engineering profession.

In addition, students will learn about the ways that engineering impacts every aspect of daily life - from travel to shopping to technology to construction. Women are one of the largest underrepresented groups in engineering today, an industry that is about 90 percent male.

In total, ExxonMobil engineers will visit eight local middle schools and talk to more than 1,700 seventh graders. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive demonstrations and experiments.

    The school visitation schedule is:

    --  February 11: Holmes and Key Middle Schools

    --  February 15: Herndon and Lanier Middle Schools

    --  February 25: Liberty and Luther Jackson Middle Schools

    --  February 28: Hughes Middle School

    --  February 29: Hughes Middle School

    --  March 3: Luther Jackson Middle School

    --  April 3: Hayfield Middle School

    --  April 4: Hayfield Middle School

Nationally, "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," now in its eighth year, mobilizes women engineers to actively reach out to an estimated one million girls throughout the year. Several ExxonMobil locations are participating, including Akron, Ohio; Baton Rouge, La.; Clinton, N.J.; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Fairfax, Va.; Paulsboro, N.J.; and Torrance, Calif.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) is a leading international energy company whose subsidiaries have operations in approximately 150 countries and territories. In the United States, ExxonMobil has significant exploration and production, refining and marketing and chemicals operations. ExxonMobil is one of the largest oil and gas producers and reserve holders in the United States, with a portfolio including Alaska, onshore Gulf Coast and deepwater Gulf of Mexico. In addition, there are approximately 16,000 Exxon and Mobil branded service stations in the U.S., as well as seven refineries, four of which are integrated petrochemical facilities.

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Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation