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BR STEM Network

Calendar of STEM opportunities in Baton Rouge

We encourage our partners and friends in the BR STEM Network to send submissions to add to this calendar.

Email to add your event.

October 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Congressional App Challege

The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district.

Students in participating districts code original applications for the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The district-wide competitions, now in their third year, take place from July through early November. The CAC is executed by the Congressional staff of each participating district, and coordinated by the Congressional Internet Caucus and the non-governmental sponsor of the project, the Internet Education Foundation.

Monday, October 2, 2017Wednesday, October 4, 2017
National STEM Ecosystems Community of Practice Convening

Members of the BR STEM Learning Network will gather at the national convening of the STEM Ecosystems Community of Practice in Kansas City, MO. This bi-annual Community of Practice event serves as the key platform for a national and regional peer-to-peer professional learning network for communities to share information and expertise.

Monday, October 9, 2017Thursday, October 12, 2017
Washington, DC
US2020 STEM Mentoring Award Symposium

The US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards are a platform to celebrate and encourage exceptional work in the STEM mentoring field. Together, as a community of intermediaries, funders, and practitioners, this is an incredible opportunity to share proof points that validates STEM mentoring as an important tool in education reform. STEMup Baton Rouge is a founding community in the US2020 City Network. Baton Rouge mentors have been nominated for awards. The Foundation will participate in awards ceremony and in network meetings following the symposium.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:00 am11:00 am
Brookstown Middle, 4375 East Brookstown Drive
Brookstown Middle School Aquaponics Ribbon Cutting and White Coat Ceremony

EBRPSS, Brookstown Middle and partners ExxonMobil and Foundation for East Baton Rouge School system will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the opening of the school's year-long Aquaponics project.nImmediately following the ribbon cutting, students will attend a 'white coat' ceremony officially launching the project. ExxonMobil volunteers are featured here installing the 100 gallon fish tank and vegetable growing beds.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Northbanks Middle, 5959 Cadillac St

Partnering with IBM, The Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System has embarked on six different STEM-related engineering lessons with the students at North Banks Middle School of Excellence.

Friday, October 13, 2017
6:00 pm10:00 pm
Istrouma High School Gymnasium
Istrouma High School Centennial Gala

During the Centennial Gala we will recognize outstanding Students, Teachers, Administrators, Volunteers, and Community-Partners. A banquet filled with food, fun, music, and more importantly, fellowship with classmates and friends. The Meet & Greet Reception will include a self-guided tour of our newly renovated facilities.

Our special guest, Principal Chief Thomas Dardar Jr. of the United Houma Nation.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 am12:30 pm
Winbourne Avenue
Istrouma Centennial Parade

We urge alumnus, family, and friends to salute each class (1917 – 2017) by walking/marching, or placing a vehicle/float in the Centennial Parade. The parade will travel from Winbourne Elementary School to the grounds of Istrouma High School.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
EBRPSS Central Office, 1050 S Foster Drive
STEM Fellows Meeting

The monthly meeting for the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System's STEM fellows program. BY INVITATION ONLY

Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:00 pm7:00 pm
Glen Oaks Park Elementary, 5656 Lanier Drive

Glen Oaks Park Elementary in partnership with UREC BR (Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation) will host a fun-filled STEM evening for families.

EngineerIT! "Teacher Registration" Deadline

Ready for your students to EngineerIT? Join us for Big Problem 2017!

In this super fun challenge - Friday, November 17th at Lee High School, teams of students will be introduced to a local environmental issue and will use the engineering design process and technologies to develop and communicate a solution with the help of environmental engineer professionals. Great opportunity to introduce eighth grade students to engineering design process, the important work done by engineers and scientists, and a range of STEM workplace skills.

Please express your interest in proving this experience to a team of your eighth grade students by completing this simple form by October 20th. This form reserves a spot for your school. Beyond the deadline, the invitation will be re-opened to allow more than one team from a school to participate. Complete the form now and if you are ready to nominate five students (male AND female), please do so now. Student registration is the next step which will be due by November 1st.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am5:00 pm
7711 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge Mini-Maker Faire

Part science fair, part craft show and part something new entirely. Volunteer to assist the STEMup Mentoring team during our boat engineering workshop.

A Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration of creative hobbies and projects from hi-tech to low-tech. The Maker Faire engages the mind, wows the senses, and brings out the inner maker in everyone!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:30 am2:00 pm
LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center
LSU Ocean Commotion

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program is proud to host the 20th Annual Ocean Commotion at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Each year Ocean Commotion brings approximately 2,500 area students, teachers and chaperones to LSU to learn about our coast and sea from about 70 exhibitors. The primary purpose of Ocean Commotion is to give students the chance to learn about and touch the products of the sea and coast — the aquatic animals, plants and minerals — upon which Louisiana’s citizens are so dependent.

Exhibits are provided by LSU researchers and public and private organizations. Exhibit viewing is divided into two time slots, each two hours in length, with the early time slot reserved for grades 5-8 students (8:45-10:45) and the other reserved for K-4 students (11:30-1:30)

Friday, October 27, 2017
Northbanks Middle, 5959 Cadillac St

Partnering with IBM, The Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System has embarked on six different STEM-related engineering lessons with the students at North Banks Middle School of Excellence.

Friday, October 27, 2017
10:00 am1:00 pm
Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel, 103 France St

FifoCon is Louisiana’s newest annual convention, dedicated to showcasing the innovative activities in the fields of tabletop gaming, video gaming, maker’s movement, and cosplaying.

Inspired by fifolet lore (the Cajun Will O’ Wisp), FifoCon offers the chance for discovery and leads fans and professionals alike to sought-after treasure. Through panels, workshops, gaming opportunities, exhibitions, showcases, contests, and friendly gatherings, you’ll experience engaging and interactive celebrations of the creative industries.

Fifocon’s Day of Discovery is a career fair-style exhibition that allows high school students to meet industry professionals in a variety of STEM-related fields from across Louisiana. Participants will watch several short participants, then interact with the professionals at their tables and booths.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am1:00 pm
LSU - Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices

Join the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices for their open house on October 28th from 10am - 1pm. There will be hands on science demonstrations, tours of the laboratory, talks with scientists, and activities for all ages.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am4:00 pm
Knock Knock Children’s Museum, 1900 Dalrymple Drive
Cardboard Challenge

Knock Knock Children’s Museum, in participation with the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System, is organizing the Knock Knock Cardboard Challenge Arcade. The cardboard arcade will include approximately 15 games created by children from local public and nonpublic schools. Space is limited, so cardboard games will be submitted by the school and selected by Knock Knock staff.

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