60 Teams Compete in Head-to-Head Robotics Competition Supporting STEM Education
METAIRIE, LA. —(March 24, 2020)— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) engineers and technical staff volunteered as judges for the Louisiana FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Robotics State Championship (RSC). MSB’s staff interviewed and observed teams of middle school students competing in the robotics tournament, which took place Jan. 18 at Jesuit High School in New Orleans.
FLL offers an opportunity for students aged 9-14 to design, build and compete with a robot constructed of LEGOs and to investigate a challenge associated with the annual competition theme. The 2019/2020 FLL City Shaper challenge focused on creating innovative solutions to help cities and towns shape an optimal future using our environment and modern-day tools and technology.
Employees Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Harahan facility
METAIRIE, LA. — (November 26, 2019) — M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) employees teamed with Bienville Capital in volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank to help fight hunger in Southeast Louisiana. The volunteer group worked in Second Harvest’s Harahan-area facility to help package retailer food donations for distribution to families in need.
“Hunger impacts every parish, every community, and every zip code across South Louisiana,” MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E. said. “Particularly at the holidays, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to work with Second Harvest, which does so much for the less fortunate in Louisiana, to help make a difference in our community.” Continue reading
Nonprofit Supports Educational Curricula to Inspire Interest in STEM Fields
METAIRIE, La.—March 7, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., P.E., has been elected to the board of directors of the Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative (GNOSTEM), formerly Core Element, a non-profit dedicated to promoting quality teaching in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) in the Greater New Orleans Region.
Holzenthal has more than 30 years of experience in Power, Control Systems and Telecommunications Engineering and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at the engineering consultancy, which operates two offices in Greater New Orleans area, Houston and Dallas with more than 100 employees. Holzenthal is an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering. He earned the 2015 James M. Todd Technological Accomplishment Award from the Louisiana Engineering Society. Continue reading
Jambalaya, Gumbo Recipes Compete in Battle for the Paddle
METAIRIE, LA. — October 16, 2018— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) returned for the third-consecutive year to compete in the 2018 Battle for the Paddle Jambalaya and Gumbo Cook-Off benefiting the United Way of St. Charles Parish.
The MSB team faced off against 155 other family, business and industry teams competing for the titles of “Best Jambalaya” and “Best Gumbo” during the 17th-annual charity cook-off. All of the food prepared during the event was served to community members of the Dufresne Community Center.