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.
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
Events Support United Way, Special Olympics, STEM education, Hurricane Harvey Relief
Metairie, La.—December 18, 2017—From rappelling down a building and participating in SWAT training to cooking up gumbo to lacing up their bowling shoes, M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) employees pitched in for several charitable initiatives and a donation drive supporting the special needs community, United Way, Hurricane Harvey relief, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs. Continue reading