Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative Sessions Now Available

The Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative has announced two virtual summer camp sessions kicking off this month. 

Formerly Core Element, the Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative  provides kindergarten through 12th grade math and science teachers with the tools and resources they need to deliver hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities in the classroom. 

The STEM summer camp will explore robotic electrical engineering. The first session is June 15-19 and the second is July 13-17, both online. 

“GNO STEM’s virtual summer STEM camp sessions will immerse students in a week of exciting hands-on activities as they bring gadgets to life with electrical engineering and lab experiments,” said Jennifer LaCoste, executive director at GNO STEM. “Campers will discover how engineering and programming work together to make new and exciting inventions and build technology skills while collaborating with other camp students online, all from the safety of home.”

Students in grades 3-11 are encouraged to sign up for the sessions, which are two hours per day of live instruction and hands-on building. 

“Some of the topics and activities include voltage, current, resistance, schematic symbols, series and parallel circuits, batteries, switch types, motors, buzzers, photocells, diodes, RGB LED, capacitors, SCR, and integrated circuits.”