STEM NOLA in partnership DoD STEM and The Boeing Company hosted its highly anticipated STEM Saturday Rocket Day at the North Lot of the UNO Lakefront Arena located at 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans LA. During the free three-hour event, registered K-12 students were able to build and launch solid fuel rockets, stomp rockets and compression rockets. Students also made things like pop rockets, straw rockets, paper cup rockets and rolled rockets as they also learned about rocket proposition, trajectory and thrust from college interns and more than 150 professional volunteers from Boeing, Lockheed Martin and NASA.
Also were business and civic leaders from across the city, in addition to representatives from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future were also on site to help kids write or draw on a postcard their vision of what the future of life in space will look like. After the event, the postcards were launched into space on a rocket and returned back to their front door to keep! This was an opportunity for students to innovate, create and make with STEM professionals. Since its founding in 2013, STEM NOLA, led by its Founder and CEO, Dr. Calvin Mackie, has impacted more than 100,000 students, 20,000 families and 5,000 schools.