Boeing Donates $1 Million to Support STEM NOLA

The Boeing Company ranked No. 16 on The Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.


The Boeing Company announced a $1 million investment in STEM NOLA to help support the construction of its STEM Innovation Hub.

STEM NOLA designs activities, programs and events based in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program supports underserved K-12 students, their families and their communities. The program is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“We appreciate the support from Boeing and others helping to make this exciting STEM laboratory a reality,” said Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder of STEM Global Action and STEM NOLA. “We will be teaching K-12 students how science, technology, engineering and math play major roles in our everyday life. Our goal is to create a destination for STEM innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce development.”

The 40,000 square foot Innovation Hub will house laboratory space, classrooms, meeting spaces and technology to expose, educate, train and connect students from underserved communities to STEM careers and skills.

“Boeing invests in STEM education because it is the rocket fuel that will propel the aerospace industry forward — including our future space programs,” said Ted Colbert, CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security. “These bright, young minds will one day take us to new deep space destinations, including Mars and beyond. And with the help of nonprofit partners like STEM NOLA, I know we’re setting the future generation of aerospace leaders on the path to long-term success.”


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