SciGirls Professional Development Workshop for New Orleans, LA educators entitled, STEM-tastic: Getting Girls Excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with SciGirls!

Public event
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
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University of New Orleans Oliver St. Pe´ Center – Training, Resource, and Assistive-Technology Center (TRAC)
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
United States

Thank you for your interest in the free SciGirls Professional Development Training being held at the University of New Orleans (UNO) and hosted by the UNO College of Sciences and College of Engineering and the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Due to the overwhelming interest in this workshop, we have filled all spots!

We are currently taking names and information to schedule a second Training Workshop in the near future.

If you wish to be placed on this list, please email Dr. Karen Thomas at with your Name, Address, Email, and Phone Number so that we may contact you at a later date with Workshop information.

~Thank you again for your interest.


SciGirls is a PBS Kids television series out to change how millions of tweens think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, join bright, curious real girls in putting STEM to work. Then check out the website to play games, watch episodes, share projects, and connect with other SciGirls in a totally safe social networking environment!

Participants are invited to attend this free full-day professional development opportunity and discover how to engage girls ages 8-13 (and boys) through inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity. Participants attending SciGirls Trainings will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls and boys in STEM; experience hands-on STEM activities; and gain access to free materials for hands-on, video-enhanced activities that put a creative twist on teaching STEM.

All SciGirls activities and matching videos are aligned to national education standards including: Standards for Technological Literacy, Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core standards for Mathematics.

The workshop will be facilitated by Lou Papai. He is a certified SciGirls trainer, Collaborative Lead for the Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project, certified trainer for the Girls RISE Network, and the Director of Education at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s ScienceCenter.

Note: If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Dr. Karen Thomas at 504.280.7491 or email her at to discuss your needs.


Click the Sign Up button below to register. You may download a campus map and the SciGirls FAQ's before the workshop to help with answers to many general questions. Additional information and workshop documents will be uploaded or sent to you as the workshop date approaches.

A hot buffet lunch will be provided. This will be a working lunch session to solicit ideas on potential outreach programs and initiate a dialogue on how to best engage with teachers and students in the region.

Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project
University of New Orleans (UNO)
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Dr. Karen
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