Hundreds of students, parents and teachers from Louisiana participated Saturday in the 2015 Louisiana STEM Expo at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School. The expo, which is open to all middle school students in Louisiana, featured student demonstrations, experiments and robotics as well as exhibits and demonstrations from more than 20 Louisiana universities, government agencies, museums and companies.

The expo, which was founded and hosted by Kenilworth, celebrated and encouraged students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Dozens of students received certificates, trophies and prizes for their projects.

Special guests included U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri LeBas, Gatorworks founder and president Brian Rodriguez and LSU Boyd Professor Dr. Isiah Warner.

Partners for the 2015 Louisiana STEM Expo included the LSU College of Engineering, Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Black Alliance for Educational Options, LSU College of Human Sciences and Education, Louisiana Chemical Association, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, LSU CAMD, Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the LSU Cain Center.