Founded by New Orleans native, and former tenured Tulane University Engineering professor, Dr. Calvin Mackie, STEM NOLA, a 501c3 organization, is committed to exposing, inspiring and engaging members of the community into the world of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We design and deliver learning opportunities, activities, programs & events to all STEM stakeholders, with an emphasis on under-served communities, across the city. STEM NOLA participants will be inspired. They will be motivated. They will benefit from the necessary training groundwork in an effort to adopt 21st Century skills of Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. STEM NOLA realizes that effective community-based STEM program must be inclusive yet focused enough to reach the people where they are, on their level, in order to take them to where they need to be to compete and succeed in life.