STEM NOLA (SN) is an organization founded by New Orleans native, and former tenured Tulane University Engineering professor, Dr. Calvin Mackie. The purpose of its existence is to Expose, Inspire, and Engage members in the surrounding communities about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). STEM NOLA will design and deliver activities, programs and events that bring Inspiration, Motivation, and Training to all STEM stakeholders, specifically focusing on underserved communities, across the city. Participants will receive the opportunity to obtain 21st Century skills of Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. STEM NOLA realizes that any effective community-based STEM program must be broad enough to include everyone, yet focused enough to reach the people where they are, on their level, and, taking them to where they need to be to compete, and successful in life.
STEM NOLA's mission is to grow future innovators, creators and makers by Exposing, Inspiring, and Engaging communities to opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).