Junior STEAM Day: Part Two
Posted 02/02/2018 03:21PM


On February 1, the juniors that were on retreat last week were able to experience MCA's second Junior STEAM Day, a day of exploration and hands-on experiences with organizations that utilize science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in their day-to-day operations. Students were able to see forensic chemistry, sound engineering, design, ecology, aerospace engineering, marine engineering, astronomy, zoology, food science, civil engineering, and more at work in the real world.

View photos and read about the first Junior STEAM Day.

Students divided into four groups, choosing their preference from one of the following options:

GROUP ONE
AM: NASA Michoud Facility – Overview of Space Launch System, guided tour, lunch with women engineers
PM: London Avenue Outfall Canal – Guided tour and Q&A with Army Corps of Engineers

GROUP TWO
AM: Audubon Zoo – Learning about zoo management/careers
PM: London Avenue Outfall Canal – Guided tour and Q&A with Army Corps of Engineers

GROUP THREE
AM: Audubon Nature Institute – Private viewing of planetarium, scavenger hunt in Nature Center
PM: LSU School of Allied Health - Medical School – Discussion on patient assessment and medical management, guided tour, patient simulator hands-on activities

GROUP FOUR
AM: JPSO Crime Lab – Discussion with forensic chemist, lab tour
PM: Jazz National Park – Met sound engineers, learned about historical significance of jazz funeral second lines, watched a brass band perform

GROUP FIVE
AM: USDA Agricultural Research Service – Learned about food science and safety, agricultural food processing, tour of facility
PM: UNO School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering – Learned about marine vessels, wave pool observations with engineers

GROUP SIX:
AM: Pigeon Caterers/Carnival Brands – Toured and discussed food science (preparation, cooking, large-scale recipe production, refrigeration, sanitation, etc.)
PM: Audubon Nature Institute – Private viewing of planetarium, scavenger hunt in Nature Center

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