(504) 391-0730 info@stemnola.com 4910 Drexel Drive. Xavier University, Box 61 New Orleans, LA 70125

About STEM Saturdays

“STEM Saturdays with Dr. Mackie” will provide city-wide family, and community-based academic events each month where students and parents can attend, and learn together. STEM NOLA will partner with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) to host events at NORDC facilities across the city, at the following sites: Joe Brown Park, The Treme Center, The Lyons Center and Behrman Park.

The goal of the STEM NOLA program is to engage the entire community around Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM). By holding widely publicized events on the 2nd Saturday of each month, all participants - parents, teachers, community volunteers and/or corporate volunteers, will be given an opportunity to engage students in fun, and educational STEM-Based activities. The community will be exposed to STEM activities that they can choose to participate in as a family, at any time. People in underserved communities do not take advantage of such activities because they have not been exposed. “STEM Saturdays with Dr. Mackie” will provide youth, especially urban youth, with exposure to activities and create curiosity about life, education and careers in STEM.

KEY POINTS ON STEM SATURDAYS

  • 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 Saturdays with Dr. Mackie" is only one of the components of STEM NOLA that will provide city wide family and community based hands-on academic each month. Students and parents can attend, and learn together.
  • STEM Saturday and all other events will be fee based depending on the parent's economic status. Students receiving free and reduced lunch at school will be free. See Pricing
  • Dr. Mackie's mission is to show the community that STEM-Based activities (Innovating, Creating, Building, Making and Producing) are the new recreation for the 21st Century.
  • The Initial STEM NOLA Kick-Off was held on Dec 14th at Joe Brown Park and was sponsored by AXA Financial, Cox Cable of New Orleans, Councilman James Gray (District E), Channel ZerO Group and NORDC. (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Certified Teachers, College Students, and Corporate Volunteers will serve as Instructors and Mentors for STEM Saturday events.
  • Certified Teachers, College Students, and Corporate Volunteers will serve as Instructors and Mentors for STEM Saturday events.

SAMPLE SATURDAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Space is Limited, & Participation Will Be Based Upon A First Come/First Serve Basis. The Maximum Student Participation is 100 (One Hundred) Students:

"The Scale of the Solution Must Equal the Scale of the Problem"

STEM SATURDAYS WITH DR. CALVIN MACKIE: CALENDAR

January 2020 – No Programming

February 8, 2020 - Sanchez Center

March 7, 2020 – Gernon Brown Center

April 11, 2020 – Cut-Off Center

May 9, 2020 – Joe W. Brown Multi-Purpose Facility

June 2020– No Programming

July 11, 2020 – Lyons Center

August 8, 2020 – Gernon Brown Center

September 12, 2020 – Cut-Off Center

October 10, 2020 - Sanchez Center

November 14, 202o - Lyons Center

December 12, 2020 - Joe W. Brown Multi-Purpose Facility

RECAP OF THE STEM SATURDAY KICK OFF