STEM NOLA Hosts Free STEM Saturday, Focus in Structures and Design

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – STEM NOLA in partnership with Energy, NORDC, Boeing, the City of New Orleans and The Nonprofit & Small Business Assistance Program will host an in-person STEM Saturday. The event is scheduled on April 9 from 9:00 am – 12:30pm at the Cut-Off Recreation Center located at 6600 Belgrade Street. Our 6-12th grade scholars will have the opportunity to build and test their own wooden ferris wheel, 3rd-5th graders will build and test a wooden windmill and kindergarten- second grade students will build a house structure.

The event is designed to teach participants what it takes to create a structurally sound building design that can be replicated in the real world. Students will also be able to identify the different parts of a working structure and why each is important. This is an opportunity for students to innovate, create and make with college interns and STEM professionals we engage the youth of New Orleans in this vertical mentoring opportunity. Since its founding in 2013, STEM NOLA has impacted more than 100,000  students, 20,000 families and 5,000 schools. All materials will be provided upon arrival and students must be accompanied by a guardian.

WHO:  Dr. Calvin Mackie, STEM NOLA & STEM Global Action Founder

WHERE: Cut-Off Recreation Center 6600 Belgrade St. New Orleans, LA 70131

WHEN: April 9, 2022

     9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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