Inside Aera
People of Aera, Community 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.

We live our safety motto that “Every day, everybody goes home alive and well!” / DID YOU KNOW? Aera Energy has been honored with the North American Maintenance Excellence Award and the AME Manufacturing Excellence Award.