Saturday, March 17, 2012
Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales
Open to the public!
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Centennial Extravaganza Additional Details
Ever wonder "How Do I Get There?" Be inspired by coming to the ToGetHerThere presentation, a motivational panel of local prominent women discussing goals and aspirations, how they achieved theirs, and how girls can achieve theirs. Girls will be able to able to ask questions directly to these successful women, share their ideas, and dare to dream! Featuring:
Dillard University’s Athletic Director/Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Kiki Baker Barnes
University of New Orleans Dean of Engineering
Dr. Norma Mattei
University of New Orleans Women’s Basketball Head Coach Keeshawn Carter
Owner of the Omni Advertising Agency
Senior Vice President of Quaternary Resource Investigations
Founder and Executive Director of the River Road African American Museum
Kathe Hambrick Jackson
Founder and creative director of GMc Advertising Agency
Building and programming robots is COOL! See our LEGO teams in action as they present the robotic projects they build and programed, that went head to head to compete with teams from across the state last December.
Learn some simple painting basics - you might even be selected from the audience to assist! Painting with a Twist will also be hosting a very special painting session taking place at the Extravaganza from 6 to 8 p.m. for those who would want to sign up. This session is a separate paid event; space is limited and pre-registration is required.Visit their website at http://paintingwithatwist.com/gretna/ (or) call the shop 504/361-0574 for more details on how to register.
Come join the experiments taking place in The STEM Cell! Take part in hands-on activities and presentations related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)! Each presentation will hold something new and exciting to experience. Space is limited in each session, and signup sheets will be available at the event and classes will be closed once maximum registration is reached. Presenting groups include the LSU Society of Women Engineers, the LSU Engineering Diversity Ambassadors, Speaking and Science, and Sci-Port.
Throughout the Day
River Road African American Museum will be on location throughout the day with a historical display of life and times of the early 20th century. At 4 p.m. on the mainstage, they will showcase an inspirational sign language ensemble as well as a guest appearance by Madame C. J. Walker.