EngineerIT - Annual Engineering Challenge for 8th Grade Students

2017 Topic:  Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship

In this annual event, eight graders will learn about the state's natural resources and engage in hands-on training and testing. Students will learn the basic concepts of how agricultural Best Management Practices and all natural resource areas are interrelated by closely interacting with natural resource professionals. By providing a lifelong learning experience for these students, they will learn the importance of maintaining a balance of the quality of life versus the quality of the environment as an agriculturist. As part of the overall NCF-Envirothon program, students will gain an understanding of the importance of promoting soil and water conservation stewardship.

Winning school team will be mentored until DEQ state-sponsored Envirothon in Spring of 2017.

Volunteers:  Eric White, The Water Institute; Volunteers from Blue Cross/Blue Shield and EBRP Library

Sponsors for the 2016 EngineerIT:  Louisiana Women in Technology (LA-WIT), STEMup Baton Rouge/Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System, EBR Schools, and Lee High School.

EngineerIT 2016