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What is Core Element? 

Core Element is a regional collaborative between K-12, higher education, economic development, and business and industry institutions that are committed to improve the caliber of math and science education in our schools. 


Core Element provides:

Essential professional development training for K-12 science and math teachers;

Proven education curriculum that encourage hands-on learning experiences in the classroom for students;

Support for out-of-classroom enrichment activities such as science fairs and robotics competitions




Good times and Good fortune from

Schlumberger’s sponsorship of Strike for STEM 

Strike for STEM took place on October 24, 2015; what a fun evening!  Core Element thanks all of our sponsors ofSFS 2015 the Strike for STEM event for your support of Core Element’s mission.  Be a sponsor to support STEM education in Greater New Orleans.Thanks to Schlumberger for sponsoring another successful Strike for STEM!

See our Summer STEM Camp
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Strike for STEM website

Mark your Calendars for the
6th Annual Strike for STEM presented once again by Schlumberger

October 15, 2016

Contact Jan Brenan for more informationContact Jan Brenan for more information: or 504.280.5710 

We hope to see you there.


Watch Jan Brenan discuss Core Element on WGNO 411.


Core Element Board President Barbara Pailet receives API-Delta 2015 Distinguished Service

to Education Award

Core Element Board members attend API recognition: David Huete, past president; Annette Oertling; Barbara Pailet, president; Jan Catalano, API board member; Jean-May-Brett

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What Can Core Element Do For You?

Parents & Community

Foster each child’s natural  curiosity

Expand each child’s academic creativity 

Advance engaging academic experiences for every child

Corporate, Government, Business

Educated workforce   investment

Drive sustainable economic development

Promote social responsibility


Ignite student interest in STEM concepts

Upgrade classrooms to a new standard

Exchange best practices and ideas with colleagues

Transform student outcomes

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Contact Core Element at to make a difference!
K-12  STEM Education
P O Box 6123, Metairie, LA 70009