K-12 Stem Outreach

NCAM sponsors year round STEM initiatives which include:  

  • K-12 Educator Training and Enhancement
  • K-12 Female Engineers Mentor Program
  • School Tours

The University of New Orleans welcomed approximately 150 students from New Orleans area schools to campus to participate in Space Day 2014. The inaugural event was designed to introduce youngsters to the joys and challenges – and especially the important – of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Sponsored by NASA, Boeing, NCAM and Jacobs, students were able to participate in several activities throughout the day, including Stomp Rockets, a Space Station Docking Simulator, and building of a Planetary Structure.

Prior to Space Day the students from the participating schools; Ursuline, Hynes, Rummel, Holy Cross, and St. Augustine designed posters representing the history of the space industry in Louisiana.  

winning poster

The winning poster was designed by the students from Holy Cross. Learn more about UNO Space Day.