Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit comes to Taft College thanks to General Production Services and Chevron
The Taft College Foundation and oil industry welcomed approximately 200 fifth through eighth grade students from area elementary schools to experience higher education through a unique traveling energy show.
Students participated in STEM learning activities in the Taft College Library and interacted with the Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU).
General Production Services (GPS) and Chevron sponsored the two-day event at TC.
Students spent 90 minutes rotating through the MOLU, which consists of six self-contained components with curriculum-based, hands-on learning activities about energy and the technologies and sciences involved with the oil and natural gas industry.
The curriculum for each of the 24 activities correlates to the Next Generation National Science Standards for grades 5-8.
This interactive exhibit helps prepare students for careers in STEM related fields including engineering, robotics, and mathematics.
The MOLU is a $1.2 million engaging, traveling, educational exhibit about energy concepts developed by the Offshore Energy Center.
Over 91,000 students have experienced MOLU I in 713 school visits since 2008 and over 19,000 students have experienced MOLU II in 142 schools since 2014. MOLU (1) is based in Houston, Texas while MOLU (2) is based in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Taft College Foundation is excited to collaborate with MOLU to bring this interactive experience to our local youth.
Participating students received an event t-shirt, snacks or lunch on Taft College’s campus.