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Teach For America Greater Baton Rouge STEM Demonstration Day at Lowery Elementary School

In Partnership with Local Businesses, the Event Offers 3rd - 5th Grade Students Exposure to STEM Careers in the Community 

May 9, 2024

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, April 29, 2024—Teach For America Greater Baton Rouge is excited to announce the upcoming STEM Demonstration Day at Lowery Elementary School in Donaldsonville, LA. This event, scheduled for May 8th, will bring together local industry partners to showcase STEM careers and the pathways available to students. 

The STEM Demonstration Day will cater to 3rd to 5th-grade students, offering them a unique opportunity to engage with various STEM-related demonstrations from 9 am to 11 am. The event aims to make STEM learning more accessible and relatable to students, with industry partners demonstrating real-world applications and career pathways in STEM fields. The STEM Demonstration Day serves as a meaningful way to foster connections and positive change within the community, while offering enrichment opportunities for students in Donaldsonville.

"We are thrilled to co-host STEM Demonstration Day at Lowery Elementary School," said Laura Vinsant, Executive Director of Teach For America Greater Baton Rouge. "This event is not just about showcasing STEM concepts but also about inspiring our students to see the possibilities and opportunities available to them in STEM careers."

Teach For America is grateful to Capital Area United Way in partnership with Ascension Parish Vision Council for the grant award supporting this event.  The event will feature over a dozen demonstrations conducted by eight local STEM-related businesses, including Air Products, BASF, CF Industries, Entergy, Hancock Whitney, LSU Museum of Natural Science, Shell, and Turner Industries. This collaborative effort not only enriches students' learning experiences but also strengthens the bond between the school and the local community.

Lowery Elementary School Principal Jelice Chatman emphasized the importance of local industry partnerships in providing students with tangible experiences. "By partnering with local STEM-related businesses, we are bringing the world of STEM right to our students' doorstep. They can see firsthand how STEM impacts their community and envision a future in these exciting fields."

For more information about the STEM Demonstration Day or Teach For America Greater Baton Rouge's initiatives, please contact Reshma Melwani at

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