Admission to the STEM Zone, located behind Section 217 outside the Bar & Grille, is free to fans with a ticket to that night’s game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.
STEM Zone – STEM is an abbreviation for science, technology,
engineering and math – is a component of “Science of the Game,” a unique
educational program initiated by Chevron and the A’s that deepens
interest and understanding of science among Bay Area youth through
Through interactive experiences, students learn how the game of baseball works and the fundamental roles that gravity, acceleration and reaction time play. To see examples of these educational experiences, please visit http://www.chevron.com/countries/usa/chevronincalifornia/newsletter/volume9/stemZone/.
“Chevron believes that STEM education and an understanding of how the world works is critical to helping students succeed and prepare for the increasing number of technical jobs in the modern economy and particularly here in the Bay Area,” said Russ Yarrow, manager of partnerships and events at Chevron. “By partnering with the Oakland A’s to develop Science of the Game, we can help bring science to life and show kids its application in the real world.”
Chevron began the concept of STEM Zones with its “Science of Golf” exhibits at Professional Golf Association tournaments. Applying similar lessons to baseball, Chevron and the A’s are collaborating with local schools to use innovative lessons to teach science and math topics – such as aerodynamics, energy transference and acceleration.Students from West Contra Costa County public schools including Chavez Elementary School, Helms Middle School, Kennedy High School, Lincoln Elementary School, Making Waves Academy, Peres Elementary School and Richmond High School have been selected to attend the Aug. 31 game and experience the STEM Zone.