Thanks to API-Delta member support, API-Delta once again was able to be a Gold Sponsor for the 9th Annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and Junior FIRST LEGO League tournament. This year, the event was held at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
As many of you know, the Carville Job Corps Academy is run by MINACT Incorporated (www.minact.com). MINACT's contract to operate the center came up for renewal last month. A few weeks ago, the Department of Labor informed MINACT that MINACT had not been awarded the contract to continue to operate the center.
In an effort to promote energy education, API-Delta and SPE-Delta pooled resources to host a teacher workshop in Oil and Natural Gas Education. Teachers from the Greater New Orleans area spent a week of their summer vacation attending the Denver Earth Science Project Workshop developed by the Colorado School of Mines.
The Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) was held on February 23rd at the UNO Human Performance Center. API judged the Senior Division of the Energy Category. The winners and their teachers were recognized and presented awards on February 24th.
API – Delta Chapter recently announced the winners for its 2011/2012 scholarship awards. The goal of the API – Delta Chapter scholarship program is to help students of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.
On Saturday, August 21, 2010, API and SPE coordinated the FETCH Saturday at the Louisiana Children's Museum. This event had 15 exhibits hosted by 9 different societies highlighting science and math principles.