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STEM NOLA (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-07-03

Duration: 00:06:13

Subjects: Engineering | Education | Science | Technology | Mathematics


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Mackie, Calvin Interviewee


This segment from the July 3, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on STEM NOLA, a non-profit organization based in New Orleans that exposes kids to hands-on activities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. She interviews Dr. Calvin Mackie, the founder of STEM NOLA, who discusses: the origins of the organization; their events; their major sponsors; moving their programs online during the COVID-19 pandemic; and their new effort helping kids in Ghana.