Our Supporters


Core Element was initiated through a generous grant from Shell Exploration & Production Company. Shell joined with local school districts, the National Sciences Resources Center of the National Academies, and the Smithsonian Institution to implement significant scientific and technological improvements in the education of K-12 students in the region.  Shell and its allies have strongly advocated to enhance and advance science, math and engineering curriculum, and encourage students to enter these fields of study.

Though generous foundation and corporate funders, Core Element has been the recipient of grants and sponsorship support that have enabled us to continue our efforts to provide opportunities for improving STEM education for children throughout the Greater New Orleans region.

Core Element is grateful to Shell, our founding sponsor, and the many sponsors and partners who have supported Core Element for their dedication to improving the education and welfare of the students throughout the Greater New Orleans region!

2016 Hands-On STEM Camp

Sponsored by:
ieee lockheed schlumberger antares tulane canes
Scholarship Sponsors:
Shell Exploration & Production Company
Simmons& White LLC
Bart’s Office, Inc.
William Watson
Women’s Energy Network


2016 Summer STEM Institute

Sponsored by:
Held in Partnership with:
Tulane University
Loyola University New Orleans 


2016 Strike for STEM

Presenting Sponsor:
Spare Sponsor:
Amy & Nick Altiero

Lane Sponsors:
Antares Technology Solutions
American Petroleum Institute
Boh Bros.
Carrolton Group
First NBC
IEEE New Orleans
Laitram LLC
LLOG Exploration
Lockheed Martin
MS Benbow & Associates

King Pin Sponsors:
Maria & David Huete
Norma Jean Mattei & Family

Alley Cat Sponsors:
Southeast Geophysical Society
Barker Honda

Special Thanks to:
John Blanchard & Mid City Lanes Rock n’ Bowl
The Wiseguys
Disco Amigos
Jacworks Graphic Design
Lipps Printing


2016 Hands-On STEM Day

Participating organizations:
American Association of Drilling Engineers
ATMOS Energy
Audubon Nature Institute
The Boeing Company
The Joe W. & Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
Entergy Louisiana
FIRST Robotics
From Student to Scientist
Girl Scouts Louisiana East
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Louisiana National Guard
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans Geological Society
Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Southeastern Geophysical Society
SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
Tulane University
UNO Coastal Education Research Facility
UNO College of Engineering
UNO Department of Chemistry
UNO Department of Physics
Women’s Energy Network
Women In Technology

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Promoting Quality Teaching

University of New Orleans
UNO TRAC Center, Suite 227
University of New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans, LA 70148

Jennifer B. LaCoste
Executive Director

Michelle Mangum
Administrative Assistant

Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative
P O Box 6123
Metairie, LA 70009