The energy industry's fifth annual return to the Louisiana Children's Museum for their energy FETCH. Thanks to all of you and your society participation, this has turned out to be one of the premiere events for the Lousiana Children's Museum. As in the past, parents learn as much as the kids about our industry.
The Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair was held on February 29rd at the UNO Human Performance Center. API judged the Senior Division of the Energy Category. The winners and their teachers were recognized and presented awards on March 1st.
On the weekend of December 3rd 2011, the Holy Cross High School robotics team participated in the southern regional championships in robotics. The team was sponsored by the Delta Section of the API. Holy Cross sent a large delegation of students and finished 24th in the competition.
The Delta Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute recently awarded a $500 grant to three Jefferson Parish School Teachers. The recipients were Ms. Kerrie Slaton, Jefferson Community School in Harahan; Ms. Conchetta Tillery, Live Oak Manor in Waggaman and Ms. Janice Catledge, Gretna No. 2 Academy in Gretna.
Thanks to API-Delta member support, API-Delta once again was able to be a Gold Sponsor for the 9th Annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and Junior FIRST LEGO League tournament. This year, the event was held at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
As many of you know, the Carville Job Corps Academy is run by MINACT Incorporated (www.minact.com). MINACT's contract to operate the center came up for renewal last month. A few weeks ago, the Department of Labor informed MINACT that MINACT had not been awarded the contract to continue to operate the center.