Submitted by Entergy Corporation
Did you know students as young as two years old use STEM on a daily basis? From building blocks, hands-on learning, to interactive activities on tablets and iPads, the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math have played a role in students’ learning development. STEM Global Action, a longtime Entergy community partner, also has played a significant role in introducing STEM education to students, schools and families from New Orleans and throughout Louisiana to across the nation.
More than seven years ago, Entergy and Entergy New Orleans joined forces with Dr. Calvin Mackie’s STEM Global Action, formerly known as STEM NOLA, to help students explore, grow and engage in STEM through hands-on and virtual learning in New Orleans. Since then, STEM Global Action has had a positive impact on more than 75,000 students, more than 5,000 schools and 20,000 families with support from Entergy’s employee volunteers as well as volunteers around the world.
Entergy is celebrating National STEM Day with Sandra Diggs-Miller, Vice President of Customer Service – Entergy New Orleans, Patty Riddlebarger, Entergy Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Dr. Calvin Mackie, CEO and Founder of STEM Global Action, with a podcast discussing their commitment to STEM education in New Orleans and what it means to contribute to the development of future STEM leaders. Check out the podcast above.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
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