Here is a list of organizations that are Maker, code or STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math).

STEM NOLA (SN) is an organization founded by New Orleans native, and former tenured Tulane University Engineering professor, Dr. Calvin Mackie. The purpose of its existence is to expose, inspire and engage members in the surrounding communities about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Electric Girls:
Electric Girls teaches electronics, programming, designing, and engineering to New Orleans girls using fun and challenging audio technology projects. Electric Girls works with young girls who need an open, creative, and motivating environment to build, program, create, and make at the intersection of arts and technology. Electric Girls is currently being taught at The McGehee School and Lycee Francais and is also running as a Summer Camp at Loyola University in New Orleans.

NOLA Code:
a non-profit initiative to teach young children in New Orleans how to code

Tech Talent South:
Developing tech talent in the South and empower folks on a mission to do something BIG.

Operation Spark:
Operation Spark is opening a new door to prosperity for disconnected youth by presenting the fastest route to a career in software development. We help youth develop themselves, their skills and build the path to a strong career. Operation Spark empowers at-risk New Orleans youth with software development skills so they can enter into the workforce.

GIST (Girls In STEM* at Tulane):
Tulane University’s GIST Program provides fifth through eighth grade girls with the opportunity to meet and work with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Workshops developed and offered by faculty and student teams encourage and empower girls to inquire, investigate, and discover in a positive environment. Our goal is to open the doors wide and welcome young students to careers in STEM fields by encouraging creative thinking, promoting self-esteem, and increasing awareness of the opportunities that await them.

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Teen for Tech:
Our mission is to teach marketable tech skills, expose youth to emerging technologies, and guide them towards I.T. jobs or careers. They organize and operate Teen Tech Day.

Louisiana Women in Technology (LA-WIT):
LaWIT is an organization comprised of women dedicated to the fields of Technology, Engineering, and Science. No matter what tech-related field you’re in, our organization provides a broad range of support and resources to advance women in Southern Louisiana.

Women in Technology (WIT):
New Orleans WIT has a mission to improve the industry landscape for women in IT by increasing the salaries of women in IT in New Orleans to be equal to what men in our field are earning and increasing the number of women in IT in New Orleans by 75% by 2020 through a community based approach to mentoring, professional development, and career advancement through monthly round tables, regular events, and conferences.