ExxonMobil to Sponsor Texas Academy Science and Technology Conference

Conference brings together Texas leaders to discuss innovation and the future of state

    --  ExxonMobil's support part of commitment to math and science education
    --  Eighth annual event to be held in January in Austin
    --  ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to deliver keynote address

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) will be the platinum sponsor of the 8th annual conference of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) January 6-7 in Austin. ExxonMobil's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rex W. Tillerson will deliver a keynote address on oil and gas exploration.

The "Innovation in Texas: Past, Present and Future" conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Austin, will bring together top scientific and technology leaders to share information and explore avenues for collaboration across Texas. Participants are expected to include the state's higher education leaders, technology executives, researchers and community members.

"Texas has an outstanding legacy of being a fertile ground for research, exploration, development and technological achievement," Tillerson said. "ExxonMobil is proud to be a catalyst in bringing bright minds together from across the state to keep Texas at the forefront of science and math advancement."

This is ExxonMobil's seventh year to sponsor the event and is part of the company's commitment to raise awareness of and support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

ExxonMobil supports programs that encourage students to take an active interest in careers in the math and science fields, support professional development of highly qualified teachers and promote involvement of women and minorities in these subjects. ExxonMobil is a founding sponsor of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and committed $125 million to support it. NMSI was launched to improve math and science education by preparing talented students and teachers. Across Texas, ExxonMobil also supports ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps, Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, Science Ambassadors, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and Sally Ride Science Festival and provides monetary support to Texas colleges and universities through its Matching Gifts Program.


The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas was founded in 2004 to provide broader recognition of the state's top achievers in medicine, engineering and science, and to build a stronger identity for Texas as an important destination and center of achievement in these fields. Members include Texas Nobel Laureates and more than 200 National Academies members. The Academy brings the state's top scientific, academic and corporate minds together to further position Texas as a national research leader. The Academy also hopes to foster the next generation of scientists, and to increase the awareness and communication among the state's best and brightest about research priorities for the future.

About ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, providing energy that helps underpin growing economies and improve living standards around the world. ExxonMobil also engages in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for economic development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2009, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $235 million in contributions worldwide, of which more than $98 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.

    Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation