Educational Resources/Opportunities

API-Delta Chapter Scholarship Donation Request

The API Delta Chapter announces the initiation of a dedicated scholarship fund for the 2018 budget year (tentatively to be continued in future years).  Over the last five years the Delta Chapter has given out almost $100,000 in scholarship funds for college students pursuing STEM degrees.  Due to current budget pressures (largely associated with the industry downturn in South Louisiana) future scholarship support at this level by the API Delta Chapter is in jeopardy.

Corporate sponsors - Please consider a direct donation to this fund - in particular, we are soliciting corporate support.  Repeat corporate donors will receive special recognition in the future.

Individual donations - Even smaller individual amount of $25, $50, etc. will help!

As a non-profit 501c3 organization, your donation is tax deductible.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Paul K. Wieg
API-Delta Chairman


2018 Great New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF)

Info For Teachers

When and Where

The 2018 GNOSEF is scheduled for February 26-28, March 1, with location still to be confirmed.

NSTA Area Conference 3 in 2017

Area Conference in New Orleans: November 30-December 2, 2017

Celebrate Science: Inspire, Integrate, Innovate

LIGO - Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

Supported by the National Science Foundation Operated by Caltech and MIT:

Earth Science Activities for Elementary Classrooms 2017

Earth Science Activities for Elementary/Middle Classrooms July 13, 2017

Teachers will receive earth science activities from the Knowledge Box Curriculum which is correlated to new State and National Standards. Sample activities include those designed to encourage problem solving; math integration, unit conversions, and inquiry. Activity topics will include: natural resources, rock layers, drilling, rock cycle, cycling of earth materials, geologic events, and more.

Core Element Summer STEM workshops are no cost to teachers in the Greater New Orleans Region. Please email for information. Participants must sign up for individual workshop sessions. This is the Register at:

2017 Core Element Summer STEM Institute

FIRST Robotics Competition 2018

March 22-24, 2018
Stay tuned for more information in the near future

2017 Louisiana FLL Season Dates
September15th: Louisiana Qualifying Tournament registration open.
Saturday, November 4th, 11th and 18th: Louisiana Qualifying Tournaments - dates/locations published when confirmed
November 5th - 21st: Louisiana State Championship registration open to advancing teams
Saturday, December 16th (tentative): Louisiana State Championship in New Orleans

2017 Teacher Awards

2017 Teacher Awards Announced

FIRST Competitions 2017

PDF flyer for this event


2017 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF)

2017 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair!

The Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) is growing this year with 2 judging dates on Tuesday, February 14th (Junior Division) and Wednesday, February 15th (Senior Division), 2017, and we are in need of judges!  It will be at the University of New Orleans (UNO) Human Performance Center at 2000 Lakeshore Drive and is open to 6th-12th grade students in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes.

Category judging will take place on both days from 8am-noon and separate Grand Award judging will follow right after lunch, which is being provided.  Please consider judging for us on either or both of these dates.  And if you are not available in the morning, please consider judging for the Grand Award winners from the top two projects in each category.

If you can volunteer as a judge, please sign up at  You will be asked to identify the date(s) you are available and the categories in which you have expertise. You will also have an opportunity to indicate if you are interested in volunteering to judge at local school fairs that occur in December and January.  If you are not available to judge at the GNOSEF, but would like to volunteer in another capacity over the course of the 4-day event - February 13-16, 2017.



2017 GNOSEF API Awards
1st place - Alexander Walker,  Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy
Project Title: How do different materials used as proton exchange membranes affect the efficiency of PEM hydrogen fuel cells?
2nd place - Jasmine McGowan, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy
Project Title: How much electricity is produced per pascal using piezoelectric rochelle salt, and how can this be manipulated?
3rd place - Ashton Austin and Cullen Johnson, John Curtis Christian
Project Title: The Power of Hydroelectricity

Scholarship Application 2017-2018

The American Petroleum Institute - Delta Chapter will offer scholarships for 2017-2018. The goal of the API - Delta Chapter scholarship program is to help students of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. Scholarships are awarded for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. Candidates pursuing careers in Math, Science and Engineering will be given a higher preference....

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