NEW ORLEANS - Students from Berhman Charter, Eisenhower Academy, Fisher Academy, and McDonogh 32 Charter School took learning outside the classroom.
More than 100 Algiers Charter students along with their parents and community members attended the annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math event. Algiers Charter partnered with Dr. Calvin Mackie of STEM NOLA to present a variety of educational experiences.
"It's a changing world out there," said Mackie, the founder of STEM NOLA. "That's why it's so important for us to encourage our children to learn more about STEM. This is the future, and we need to teach them to focus on academics - not just athletics."
Sessions were led by local doctors, engineers, and other STEM professionals. Student scientists participated in activities such as, dissecting sheep hearts and learning the ins-and-outs of the circulatory system. Enthusiastic students also created their own mechanical replica of the human heart.