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UL Science Day inspires students

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 18:44:32-05

LAFAYETTE, La. - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette hosted Science Day for Upward Bound Math Science high school students from first generation and low income backgrounds on Monday in the Student Union Ballroom.

The purpose was to expose and inspire students with the opportunities and possibilities available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

By involving college students who are specializing in STEM-Based studies, as well as corporate volunteers as instructors and mentors, students are afforded the opportunity to see themselves as STEM-Based career participants.

Developed by Tulane University engineering professor, Dr. Calvin Machie, the program uses project-based activities, and hands-on designed learning to "Expose, Inspire, and Engage" students in grades K-12.

"Students were very active, engaged, and attentive because there are hands on actives, but it can peak their interest in careers they never thought they want to do," said Dr. Constance Broussard, Associate Director of Pre-college Trio Programs