It was indeed a game to remember – and not just for the historic ending. Super Bowl LI showcased Houston and to over 172 million viewers as the fourth most watched TV broadcast in history. Shell made sure to include students, parents and teachers in the days leading up to the big game.
In late January, Shell recognized the dedication of area teachers to shaping the minds of the future by proudly supporting “The Educator Event” at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Over 400 teachers participated in a day of workshops and learned several instructional methods to improve their delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts with their students.
Shell also teamed up with longtime educational partner Great Minds in STEM to create The Science of Sports at the Houston Youth Bowl Experience. A one-of-a-kind experience for over 400 area students held on the campus of Texas Southern University.
The Science of Sports program helped make the connection between physics and athletics through fun, hands-on experiments. Other supporting partners included The Andre Johnson Foundation, VA Productions, Harris County Sports Authority and PACE Moms.
Marcus McKinney, General Manager of Engineering DS, Americas, gave welcome remarks and reminded students to always "BYOD – ‘Bring Your Own Dreams’ to plan for a successful education and career."
Grand Hank, Master Scientist, gave a rousing performance that blended hip-hop music, science experiments and a hard work mantra that made science and physics come alive for the young audience.
Educational programs such as these ensure the positive impact of Super Bowl LI will remain in Houston for years to come.