Inside Aera
General May 20, 2017

STEMposium a success in connecting science, students

Aera Energy’s Matt Kedzierski and Lisa Rollins prepare to greet students at the company’s booth for the first-ever STEMposium at Bakersfield College on May 19, 2017.

With more than 1,000 business leaders, educators on hand the first Kern County STEMposium proved to be a resounding success. 

Held May 19, 2017 at Bakersfield College’s Gil Bishop Gymnasium, 16 Aera employees from various professional backgrounds (e.g. geology, drilling, EHS, IT and HR) hosted a large booth and shared with students about careers in the industry.

Aera’s booth proved to be quite the showstopper featuring a large balloon display and a hands-on learning activity where attendees could “drill for oil” in chocolate chip cupcakes.

President and CEO Christina Sistrunk also served as one of the keynote speakers for the event, giving a presentation on her journey in the industry and discussing what it means to be a woman in engineering.

DID YOU KNOW? Aera Energy is a three-time recipient of the Forbes America’s Midsize Employer List, placing ninth in the 2022 ranking and securing its spot in the top ten midsize companies to work for in the United States.

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