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Founded by New Orleans native, and former tenured Tulane University Engineering professor, Dr. Calvin Mackie, STEM NOLA, a 501c3 organization, is committed to exposing, inspiring and engaging members of the community into the world of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  We design and deliver learning opportunities, activities, programs & events to all STEM stakeholders, with an emphasis on under-served communities, across the city. STEM NOLA participants will be inspired. They will be motivated. They will benefit from the necessary training groundwork in an effort to adopt 21st Century skills of Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.

What you do

Service learning students will assist with STEM Programs in a number of areas including:

Electronically check in participants
Assign each participant and their parent a security number
Direct participants to appropriate location
Check each participant out at the end of the day
Crowd Management
Direct participants and parents to appropriate locations

Monitor and replenish refreshments
Assist in serving refreshments

Assist participants in completing the build of the day
Tutor students in the topics

What you learn

Students who work with STEM NOLA will learn how to work with diverse populations. They will also further develop their problem solving skills.

  • Elementary school children (K-5th)
  • Middle school children (6th-8th)
  • High school students (9th-12th)
  • Adults
  • People with low literacy
  • Other staff members at our agency
Days and Times
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Select Saturdays, 8am-12:30pm

Contact Information

Yvette Alexis

Directions ETA

STEM NOLA programs occur at various schools and New Orleans Public Libraries throughout the city.