Local Girls Treated to Day of STEM Fun


A dozen members of Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County (WCCC) were treated to a fun-filled day of activities hosted by a group of women from Chevron.

The event was part of Chevron’s Women’s Executive Group – Women in Progress initiative. The 17 Chevron women hosted the girls at the Chevron Richmond campus where they led them on a tour of the refinery followed by a series of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities.

The Chevron mentors guided the girls through various science experiments, including making slime, square bubbles, balloon-propelled cars and liquid nitrogen ice cream.

This latest program is part of an ongoing effort by the Chevron’s Women’s Executive Group to bond with and mentor the students from Girls Inc. WCCC. A majority of the fun activities they engage in promote skills and STEM careers.

Girls Inc. WCCC Executive Director Tiffany Harris has said the STEM activities inspire young people to see science from a new, exciting angle, and to see that women mentors are succeeding in the field.

“This was a fun and rewarding way to show the girls about the work we do here at the Refinery and Technology Center,” said Christine Alcantara-Richard one of the Chevron mentors. “Thanks to all who participated for making a difference. You can see the joy on the girls’ faces.”

Check out photos from the event below.