As COVID-10 continues to impact communities, STEM NOLA has launched new ways for families and kids to interact with hands-on STEM activities in the comfort of their homes.

Founder Dr. Calvin Mackie says STEMNOLA @ HOME has helped propel inclusion in education and access to STEM.

STEM NOLA was founded by Dr. Mackie in 2013 with the mission is to grow future innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs through inspiration, engagement, and exposure to opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The program addresses the lack of support for low income and low resource communities to pursue future careers in STEM and the significant economic opportunity they bring.

STEM NOLA’s online offerings include: hands-on STEM demonstration instructional videos on the STEM NOLA website, live virtual STEM sessions at 1 p.m. every Thursday, STEM NOLA @ Home for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-12, and other digital resources, such as the STEM NOLA Parent Resource Guide. The online offerings are interactive, engaging, and packed with STEM hands-on experiences, Mackie says.

“This is only the beginning! We would love to work with families
to engage them in these new touchpoints we’re providing to all,” says Mackie. “Our goal is to help parents encourage their children to pursue
and participate in STEM activities and learning at home.

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