Core Element prepares teachers to use curriculum and equipment that allow them to provide their students with minds-on learning opportunities that build a foundation for excellence in STEM fields. The program is organized to impact as many as 56,000 K-12 students throughout the New Orleans region and is comprised of a dynamic group of highly committed and passionate individuals.
DOE Regional Science Bowl, hosted locally by DOE's Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office and held on Tulane’s campus in 2008 and 2009, is an academic competition between teams of high school students who answer questions on topics such as biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth and computer science and mathematics.
FIRST LEGO League is a program for students 9-14 years old, where they design and build a robot constructed of Legos. They also create and deliver a 5 minute research presentation on the annual competition theme and compete with their robots at a high-energy, sports-like event..
FIRST Robotics is a program in which teams of high school students, sponsored and assisted by local companies and volunteers, design, assemble and test a robot capable of performing a specified task in competition with other teams. Louisiana and Mississippi collaborate to offer the FIRST Robotics Bayou Regional held annually in March.
The Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) is one of the oldest such fairs in the nation. It is held annually and is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The Fair is open to any student attending middle or high school in the New Orleans four-parish-area which includes Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard Parishes.
As an institution ranked among the top 50 research universities in the nation, and one of the top graduate research universities in Louisiana, Tulane University is positioned to play an important role in meeting the statewide goals of LS-LAMP. Tulane University's primary role in the LS-LAMP program is to provide research opportunities to minority students. Providing undergraduate opportunities to participate in scientific research is an effective means of motivating them to pursue graduate education and, ultimately, careers in sciences. This is the rationale for many of the undergraduate research programs offered through granting agencies and institutions of higher learning. Likewise, research opportunities targeted at minority undergraduates is an effective means of recruiting minorities into the sciences.
Each year, the School of Science and Engineering hosts "Merit Badge University" in the Boggs Center during the winter semester break. More than 100 Boy Scouts attend this day-long event where they can earn merit badges in Electricity, Electronics, and Engineering as well as Law, Medicine, and Communications. Most of these courses are taught by Tulane faculty or alumni. The event also welcomes the boys (and their parents) to Tulane, and they're encouraged to consider Tulane as they begin to formulate their long range plans.
The NOLA SMILE is designed to bring third and fourth grade teachers together with scientists and mathematicians to increase their subject matter knowledge and conceptual understanding of mathematics and science as defined by the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum, and to improve their teaching skills through the use of laboratory equipment and workspace, computing facilities, libraries, and other resources available through the university.
The Tulane University Anxiety Disorders Clinic for Children and Adolescents offers a variety of services, including psychoeducational assessment, consultation, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents. The clinic specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety-related symptoms, including those related to generalize anxiety, separation anxiety, panic, phobic, obsessive-compulsive disorders. The clinic also functions as a research facility.
Founded in 2000, the annual Tulane Engineering Forum is presented by the engineering alumni of Tulane University and The Tulane School of Science and Engineering. The Forum provides an opportunity for professionals to learn from industry and academic experts. Over 500 professionals attend the annual forum, representing over 200 companies.
Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) is a selective program for students in 10th–12th grade who have exceptional talent in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Non-credit summer and Saturday academic year classes are offered by faculty members and graduate students who are passionate about sharing their subject area.
The CBR is a noble experiment in progress. Created by many, it has been molded and shaped by faculty, students, and staff over the past twelve years, but its vision has remained constant. Under the guidance of two New Orleans universities, the CBR has created a place where eminent scholars and teachers from varying backgrounds and disciplines gather to conduct research, debate vital issues, instruct the young, and connect with the community outside its walls. Since Katrina, CBR researchers and staff have shifted existing programs, and developed new research and outreach to rebuild and restore New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. The focus of this work is on creating a city and region where the social, built, and natural systems are resilient and able to recover from future disasters, and reconnecting the city to its natural landscape.
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