MONTEREY PARK, CA, April 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Shell Oil Company is once again teaming up with Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) to host the highly acclaimed, nationally-recognized GMiS STEM Showdown , in New Orleans, on Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Lindy Boggs International Conference Center, on the University of New Orleans. The event is set to begin at 8:30 AM.
The STEM Showdown is a GMiS-led initiative that brings together underserved high school students and college students to compete in a series of intense science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) challenges. Student teams participate in hands-on exercises designed to stimulate interest in the applications of technology. The program helps students understand the correlation between their math and science studies and the varied STEM careers.
This is the third GMiS STEM Showdown supported by Shell Oil Company. "GMiS is excited to partner with Shell Oil Company as one of the founding sponsors of the STEM Showdown," states Lupe Munoz-Alvarado, GMiS Director of Education Programs. "Shell Oil continues our ongoing effort of exposing high school students to careers in STEM." Shell Oil Company has been a long-standing partner with GMiS for four years.
The STEM Showdown will host 100 high school students from Eleanor McMain High School, Hammond High Magnet School, McDonogh 35 Preparatory High School, Scotlandville Magnet High School, and St. Joseph's Academy. Thirty college students from Louisiana State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Southern University and A&M College, Tulane University, and the University of New Orleans will join the high school students in this competition. While the teams compete in the Earthquake Tower Challenge and Dream Invention Challenge, workshops will be hosted to provide college and career information to parents and teachers.
About Great Minds in STEM
Great Minds in STEM is an education, national 501c3 nonprofit, whose vision is to be a national leader in keeping America technologically strong by promoting science, technology, engineering and math careers especially in underserved communities. Now, in its 25th year, it remains the only national entity, which has consistently recognized the esteemed technical achievements of STEM role models through a selective, peer-reviewed process. For more information on the event, please contact Julie Magallanes-Guevara, Manager of Public Affairs at (213) 435-9934 or (323) 262-0997 ext. 628 and visit the Great Minds in STEM website at www.greatmindsinstem.org