NEW ORLEANS (press release) – STEM NOLA in partnership with the Department of Defense, Entergy, NORDC and the City of New Orleans will host an in-person DoD STEM Saturday event to expose, inspire and engage STEM NOLA youth and military-connected families in STEM learning. The non-profit will host the FREE event at the Gernon Brown Recreation Center for nearly 200 scholars in grades K-12 to participate in activities explaining how the lungs and respiratory system work to help human’s breath. Registered participants will have the opportunity to design, build and test their own mechanical lung so they can learn to identify and explain the parts of the lungs. This is an opportunity for students to innovate, create and make with STEM professionals and volunteers. All materials will be provided to students when they arrive, a guardian must accompany students and masks are required.

 

WHO: 

Dr. Calvin Mackie, CEO & Founder STEM NOLA & STEM Global Action

Dr. Eric Griggs, Community Medicine Doctor and Health Educator

 

WHERE:

Gernon Brown Recreation Center

1001 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124

 

WHEN:

March 12, 2022

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.