Delgado Community College will host its second summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program through its Division of Mathematics and Science. The sessions are designed to promote interest in the sciences for high school students.
The program provides students with access to innovative theories and techniques found in modern science laboratories. The in depth three week sessions offer a multidisciplinary experience presented in specific scientific modules.
The New Orleans Business Alliance, along with the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, provided support to make the program happen for another year.
“If we want the next generation of New Orleanians to prosper economically, we must provide on-ramps to jobs in high-growth, high-wage industries,” said Melissa Ehlinger, interim president and CEO of New Orleans Business Alliance. “We’ve partnered with Delgado to begin to funnel New Orleans students into STEM career paths that can help them create generational wealth, which in turn helps stabilize and grow the New Orleans economy.”
The STEM program aligns with the five industry clusters identified in ProsperityNOLA, the city’s five-year plan for economic growth, lead by the New Orleans Business Alliance.
Students will work with faculty at Delgado in the lab and apply concepts from physical sciences, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, and applied math in the investigation of scientific phenomena. According to the university, the modules allow students to explore, interact, and design experiments with experienced faculty in an advanced academic setting.
More information about the STEM program, along with other camps for different ages is available here.