STEM Zone in the end zone

Throwing the ball farther? That’s science. Helmets with built-in radios? Technology and engineering. Using game statistics? Pure math. In any scrimmage, STEM is the star player.

STEM: From Touchdown to Liftoff

STEM: From Touchdown to Liftoff

Former NFL player and astronaut Leland Melvin and Chevron’s Mike Wirth discuss STEM education, where it can take you and how a seemingly unfortunate encounter with a chemistry set led to a successful career with NASA and the NFL. (2:14)

football quiz

What do you know about the science, technology, engineering and math of football?

the science behind the catch

the science behind the catch

San Francisco 49ers player Dwight Clark and Chevron’s Mike Wirth break down the science behind The Catch. (1:50)

Learn how “The Catch” illustrates the engineering design process. (4:04)

See how STEM has improved helmets, gloves and more. (3:36)

see how STEM has improved equipment

Imagine you’re a quarterback. Would you rather get tackled wearing a lightweight leather helmet with no face protection or a lightweight but heavy-duty plastic helmet with a face guard and internal radio? A lot has changed over the years thanks to STEM.

football and STEM?

When you get caught up in the excitement of a perfect pass or a flying tackle, it's easy to forget how important science, technology, engineering and math are in the game of football.

Newton’s Laws of Football

Newton’s Laws of Football

Isaac Newton may never have spiked a ball in the end zone, but the physical laws with his name apply in every game (0:43)

Football Meets Technology

Football Meets Technology

1939 was the first year football games were televised, and since then technology has continued to improve how we play and watch (1:00)

Sports STEM Rap

Sports STEM Rap

You know STEM rules in the classroom, but it’s also the leader on the field. Check it out (0:51)

Visit the Jr. STEM Lab

Visit the Jr. STEM Lab

This young scientist shows how air pressure effects what happens when you get bonked in the head with a football (0:59)

STEM: be in it to win it

STEM: be in it to win it

Kids discover how science, technology, engineering and math spark creativity, innovation. (0:30)

Teachers receive funding for STEM through the Fuel Your School program. (0:47)

Chevron partners with the 49ers Foundation to get kids excited about STEM. (0:30)