Hess Toy Truck and Baylor College of Medicine Partner on New Free STEM Initiative

Mar 1st 2017

NEW YORK (March 1, 2017) – Hess Corporation announced today a new partnership with Baylor College of Medicine to offer a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education curriculum for schools nationwide. Hess and Baylor are making 500 Hess Toy Truck STEM kits available for free. Each kit includes a teacher’s manual with student activity sheets and ten 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragsters. For more information, or to apply for the free kits today, visit https://store.hesstoytruck.com/stem.

The new curriculum uses the best-selling toy as a learning tool, enabling educators to introduce STEM concepts through engaging play. Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Educational Outreach, based in Houston, Texas, created the teacher’s manual, which provides lessons using the truck and dragster to teach key STEM concepts of friction, velocity, sound generation, energy transfer, and measurements of speed, distance, mass and weight.

Any actively employed teacher at a verifiable grade level school can apply for the kit at no cost. Recommended grades are 4 through 6 but the curriculum can be adjusted for both older and younger grades. The short application process will be open through March 31, 2017. Kits will be prioritized to the first submission per school, district or state and by grade level if demand exceeds supply. Hess Toy Truck officials will review applications and ship kits to classrooms in April.

The teacher’s manual is also available to download for free here for families who already own the 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster to learn STEM lessons at home.

“Hess partners with community groups and stakeholders annually to develop programs that make a measureable and sustainable difference. Hess also donates thousands of toy trucks each year to children and communities in need. This new STEM partnership with Baylor College of Medicine is a natural extension of our Hess Toy Truck donation program and fits with Hess’ desire to equip the future with an army of problem solvers that can overcome complex challenges,” said Justin Mayer, Hess Toy Truck general manager.

“The Center for Educational Outreach is a true partner to our Houston communities by providing resources for science and health education. STEM activities are fun and educational, and we are excited to partner with Hess on this curriculum and extend science resources to the entire country,” said Nancy Moreno, Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Institutional Research at Baylor College of Medicine.

For more information or to apply for a Hess STEM kit, visit https://store.hesstoytruck.com/stem.

Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. More information on Hess Corporation is available at http://www.hess.com. The Hess Toy Truck has been a holiday tradition since 1964, and is one of the longest running toy brands on the market. To stay up to date with the Hess Toy Truck, sign up for alerts at www.hesstoytruck.com.

Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in Houston is recognized as a premier academic health sciences center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It is the only private medical school in the greater southwest and is ranked 20th among medical schools for research and 9th for primary care by U.S. News & World Report. Baylor is listed 20th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding and No. 1 in Texas.