Next Saturday, September 30, more than 2,000 students and teachers will be involved in the Core Element Community STEM Fest. Core Element partnered with the New Orleans Pelicans, the New Orleans Saints, and dozens of other community STEM partners to make the event happen.
STEM Fest will feature exploration stations, activities and experiments, and interactive demonstrations on topics including animation, biodiversity, biology, chemistry, circuit building, coding, conservation, density, DNA, electricity, engineering, fish biology, forensics, medical science, natural science, physical science, physics, physiology, psychology, robotics, and more.
“With less than 30 percent of Louisiana’s students currently graduating with proficiency in math and science topics, it is critical that we nurture, encourage, and prepare our students to pursue STEM subjects, and compete for STEM jobs in Louisiana and beyond,” said Jan Brenan, executive director of Core Element. “Community STEM Fest will showcase many facets of STEM and introduce students, families, and teachers to a wide variety of STEM subjects, and career possibilities.”
Core Element provides teachers with professional development resources to help their students succeed in STEM. A portion of the festival’s proceeds will go back to the organization.