There were nine teams of students from nine countries who spent four weeks in Houston learning skills in science, technology, engineering and math, along with intercultural competencies. Each team had a BP mentor. The final project was to present solutions to a hypothetical energy use challenge.
BP mentor Vaibhav Shav said the presentations were remarkable, from the students’ thought process of their problem solving to demonstrating a passion towards solving the world energy crisis.
There is a shortage of STEM talent throughout the world and BP is committed to helping solve this issue by investing in youth by providing them with opportunities to learn valuable STEM skills along with global competencies they will need to be the next generation of innovators.
“BP believes that giving more students access to STEM education and intercultural experiences will open them to a world of new possibilities,” said Kathleen Martinez, senior director of national strategic relationships & initiatives, BP. “We also hope that some of the students in this year’s BP Global STEM Academies will be inspired to take on the world’s biggest energy challenges and be at the forefront of the global transition to a lower carbon future.”