BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Southern University Lab School's Sixth Graders got their hands dirty Tuesday.
The students conducted hands-on science projects with the help of representatives from major defense contractor Raytheon.
The students got to work in new mini-labs on the edge of campus. The mini-labs are specifically used to educate students through the Sixth grade on subjects like science and technology.
"Raytheon is all about bringing STEM to the community and to the middle school kids to help probably one day drop that nugget of math and science so one day they will become engineers and scientists" said Charlie Dean, Raytheon volunteer.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the objective of the students' project was to use the materials they were given to create a device that can protect an egg from a fall.