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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 […]

Riverdale High Student Nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Riverdale High School incoming sophomore Edwin Romero has been named a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Romero took part in the three-day congress event in Lowell, MA from June 29-July 1. “This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are […]

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 […]

Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit turns Metairie Academy Students into Engineers

  Metairie Academy students recently got a hands-on lesson in the technologies and sciences used to power our everyday lives. The school welcomed back the Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU) for the second year in a row. Students were excited to see this traveling, interactive offshoot of the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum. “The […]

West Jefferson and Higgins High Students Can Now Apply for Escalera STEM Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Puentes New Orleans Escalera STEM program. The opportunity is available to students of West Jefferson and L.W. Higgins High who will be a junior in August 2015 and will commit to attending the program’s after school classes throughout its duration. Classes start in August 2015. Students will learn about […]

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 […]

Livaudais Students Learn from Women Role Models in STEM

On February 28, students from Livaudais Middle School took part in the Girls in STEM at Tulane (GIST) program, which provides fifth through eighth grade girls with the opportunity to meet and work with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. A total of 56 young women from Livaudais attended workshops developed and […]

JPPSS Students Participate in Read Across America

Crazy Sock Day and Wacky Wednesday may sound like homecoming week festivities, but these colorfully themed days are actually part of a week-long celebration of reading at J.C. Ellis Elementary. Like schools across the nation, Ellis is taking part in the National Education Association’s 18th annual Read Across America. This national celebration of reading and of […]

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 […]

Nineteen JPPSS Teachers Awarded QSM Grants

Nineteen teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded a grant from the Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM). The QSM program was established by the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing materials and equipment to math and science public school teachers. The program, […]