LSUHSC Partners with Esperanza Elementary School and Latino Community -based Organization Nuestra Voz

Fern Tsien, Ph.D.

The Science Partnership Program and the Science Youth Initiative are pleased to announce our newest partner, Esperanza Elementary School. LSUHSC faculty, staff, and trainees delivered hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) presentations during the academic year, which complemented their school curriculum. Members from the community-based organization Nuestra Voz also participated in the initiative.

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On May 16th, a total of 83 fourth graders from Esperanza as well St. Peter Claver Elementary School, another Science Youth Initiative participating school, visited the LSUHSC campus for the annual Field Day. The day’s events included demonstrations of human organs, isolation of DNA from strawberries, and making models of blood components, all led by LSUHSC faculty and trainees.  Teachers were recognized for their commitment to the program and each fourth grader received a book of their choosing from a large selection of titles. Additional books were awarded to the Esperanza School library in appreciation of their new partnership with LSUHSC.