The 2016 Louisiana STEM Expo, sponsored and founded by Kenilworth Science and Technology School, will be held May 6 at the River Center.

The science, technology, engineering and mathematics expo was held at the Kenilworth gymnasium in previous years but has outgrown the space.

“We wanted to expand the event so more people could enjoy it,” said Eugene T. Eski, superintendent at Kenilworth. “We also have had many requests to expand the expo to include high school students, so we are truly opening this up to most students in Louisiana.”

All public, private, parochial, charter and home school students in Louisiana in grades six through 12 are eligible to participate. Register for free at

Participating students can compete in chemistry, life sciences, physics, math or technology and will work with teachers and/or mentors to prepare a demonstration to present at the expo, a news release said. Presenters will be judged by university and industry volunteers. Winners and their teachers will receive prizes.

Industry partners, nonprofits, local museums, higher education institutions and federal and state agencies are invited to participate as exhibitors or sponsors. Visit for information.