New Team Launches at McKinley

New Team Launches at McKinley

Februrary 11, 2016 Baton Rouge, LA - A new STEMup Team of engineering and teaching professionals 'launched' their mentor project on rocketry at McKinely Middle School. For this lesson, the team will lead students in building rockets, rovers, and landing mechanisms. The lesson will explore force, gravity, and the field of aerospace engineering. Today, students were introduced to the concepts of engineering and technology. Their first lesson was to construct a tower to support an 'astronaut.' Students were successful and eager to improve their designs and continue. Stay tuned for the countdown to takeoff! 

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Last week on St. Patrick’s Day, seventy girls representing middle schools all over town were lucky enough to attend the fourth annual IT-Girls Creative Computing event.  Sponsored by Louisiana Women in Technology and supported by STEMup Baton Rouge and the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System, the goal of the program is to introduce girls to the field of information technology by exploring programming tools like Scratch and JavaScript (p5.js).  In addition to the fun coding challenges that included game and web design products, the girls were also exposed to over 30 volunteers representing either IT companies or career fields.  Big thanks goes out to key sponsors who included Louisiana Tech Park, Geocent, Sparkhound, General Informatics, New Aperio, NexusLA, Giraphics, K&J Home Services and the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System.  We also wish to thank Costco, Bet-R and Whole Foods who supplied snacks for the day.