CITGO STEM Workshop Winner – Rockaway, New York

CITGO Fueling Education with Steve Spangler STEM Workshop

CITGO Fueling Education 2017 – Far Rockaway, New York

Steve Spangler’s STEM Team Visits PS 43 in New York

November 4, 2017

“It’s just in a teacher’s DNA to be on the lookout for opportunities to help get our kids excited about anything… especially something related to STEM,” said Andrew Schnall, a science teacher at PS 43 in Far Rockaway, New York. “Someone shared a post on Facebook about the CITGO Fueling Education Sweepstakes and I entered. Why not? The next thing you know, I get an email that said I won. How cool is that?”
Mr. Schnall was one of 16,000 sweepstake entries for a chance to receive a full-day of professional development from Steve Spangler and his STEM workshop team. Plus, Andrew received a $5,000 gift certificate for related school supplies.
CITGO created the Fueling Education program in 2012 to help foster educational opportunities in classrooms across the nation. Since then, CITGO has donated more than $350,000 in much-needed classroom supplies with support from customers. This year alone, more than 100 teachers are being awarded vouchers for school supplies.
Anna Fratto, Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator from CITGO shared the mission behind the company’s efforts to promote STEM education. “We want to show students the potential and opportunities that exist in their backyard, and STEM plays a significant role in the success of these future career opportunities.”
The focus of the workshop was to explore best practices and innovative teaching strategies for engaging students in the scientific inquiry process and introducing them to future opportunities. If you’re not a teacher and you’ve never attended a professional development workshop, here’s a behind the scenes look. It’s not a sit-and-watch experience. These highly engaged teachers are eager to use these hands-on experiences to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
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In addition to the three grand prize winner who receive this on-site training, 90 first prize sweepstakes winners received a virtual STEM workshop through Steve Spangler’s online video training portal.
For additional information about CITGO STEM initiatives, visit

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