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STEM Professionals Mentor Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Students at Tulane Workshop

Students from Johnson Gretna Park Elementary participated in the inaugural event of a Tulane University program aimed at introducing young people to careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Tulane University’s BATS (Boys at Tulane) Program provides fifth through seventh grade boys with the opportunity to meet and work with both male […]

ESL Students Make Impact on the Environment & Ehret High

The U.S. Green Building Council Louisiana Chapter awarded John Ehret High second place in the high school division of this year’s Green Schools Challenge Competition. It was a remarkable group of students who earned this honor for their school. Ehret High teacher Taryn U’Halie’s English as a Second Language (ESL) I and II students participated […]

Boudreaux Elementary Students Get Hands-On Lesson in Birds of Prey

Students from the gifted enrichment class at Geraldine Boudreaux Elementary had an opportunity to enhance their knowledge about owls during a recent study on birds of prey. The students engaged in a variety of activities that broadened their knowledge on owls. Student activities included reading and responding to a variety of literature on owl physiology, […]

National Program Teaches JPPSS Students how to Bake for Good

Students at Airline Park Academy learned how science and compassion are used in baking when King Arthur Flour’s Bake for Good program made a recent stop at the Jefferson Parish Public School (JPPSS). “It’s a way to give back to the kids for all they do,” said Airline Park Academy principal Tiffani E. LeBouef. “They’ve […]

ExxonMobil and American Geosciences Institute Announce STEM Leadership Academy for Educators

ExxonMobil Exploration and the American Geosciences Institute are pleased to announce the sixth annual Leadership Academy. The academy focuses on Earth science and STEM topics for elementary and middle school teachers. The elementary academy takes place June 15-19 and the middle school academy takes place July 20-24. Both academies will be in Houston, Texas. The Academy is looking […]

LA-SiGMA Project Still Accepting Applications for RET Program in Materials Sciences

The Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications’ (LA-SiGMA) Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) project is a six week program where teachers work collaboratively on a wide variety of materials science projects for an inside look into materials science research and computer-based modeling. Teachers will meet world-class researchers, visit labs that are closed to the public, work on meaningful research first hand…and they […]

National Youth Science Camp Accepting Applications until March 1

Two students from the state of Louisiana will join their high-achieving peers from around the world in an immersion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Applications are now being accepted for the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). This honors program accepts two students from each state, as well as students from other select countries. The chosen few […]

National Organization Looks to Develop Young Women into Leaders of Science and Engineering

Could the next revolutionary medical mind be sitting in a Jefferson Parish Public Schools classroom right now? The Perry Initiative operates hands-on outreach programs across the country for young women in high school, college, and medical school. Its goal is to the train the next leaders in orthopedic surgery and engineering. This national organization is accepting applications […]

Ochsner Summer Program Offers Hands-on Medical Training for Louisiana High School Students

Ochsner Health Systems is looking for Louisiana high school students who’d like to dedicate part of their summer vacation towards a future career in science and medicine. One of the nation’s largest independent academic health systems is holding an informational session for its Science-Technology-Academics-Research (STAR) program on February 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the […]