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Dillard to host the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers open house workshop on March 25

Photo: Sabree Hill | Dillard University

March 17, 2023
Contact: Danielle Miller,

NEW ORLEANS— Dillard’s School of STEM will host an open house workshop for the upcoming Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dillard’s campus in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building (PSB).

Dillard partnered with Verizon to offer this free immersive enrichment program to empower middle school students, 5th – 8th grades, in under-resourced communities to explore STEM subjects, learn problem-solving skills and gain exposure to career opportunities in technology fields. 

Participating students will learn about design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality and social entrepreneurship, in addition to receiving mentorship, access to next-gen technology and hands-on training. The workshop is inclusive and welcomes all genders and nonbinary youth. Designed to create a more diverse pipeline for future careers in STEM fields, no prior knowledge or experience is required. 

For more information about the open house workshop, contact Treshayne Tuircuit at or 504-816-4092.

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