Nearly 1,000 Baton Rouge students, parents and teachers attended the largest science festival in Louisiana at LSU on May 7.
Produced by Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School, the Louisiana STEM Expo has displayed about 100 different student projects over the past six years in an effort to put the spotlight on some of the state’s brightest young minds.
Students from the following ten schools participated in the exhibition:
Kenilworth, Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School, Ascension Christian, Wildwood Elementary, Lowery Elementary, Jones Creek Adventist Academy, Copper Mill Elementary, Melrose Elementary, Louisiana Key Academy, Apex Collegiate Academy and McKanstry Prep.
This year’s sponsors included Chartwells and T-Mobile. LSU College of Engineering partnered up with Kenilworth to produce and host the event.
Judges of the scientific demonstrations included the following:
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members Jada Lewis and Dr. Lurie Thomason, State Rep. Reid Falconer, EBR Parish School Board member Dawn Collins, Educational Policy Advisor to Gov. John Bel Edwards Donald Songy, Department of Environmental Quality Dr. Chuck Brown, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland, Dept. of Natural Resources Public Information Officer Phyllis Darensbourg, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Public Information Director Chuck Perrodin and DEQ Press Secretary Greg Langley.