3rd Annual Family STEM Night a Huge Success
Jennifer Lee
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Smackover-Norphlet School District's 3rd Annual Family STEM Night for kindergarten through 12th grade students which was held at Norphlet Middle School last night far exceeded our expectations!  Over 650 people participated in all of the STEM activities planned by our community and industry partners!

The Laser Light Show presented by Lockheed Martin was the first of its kind for the Norphlet campus!  The show featured an exo-skeleton, laser lights, smoke machines, and video.

Through the efforts of all of our industry and community partners, our students were exposed to a tremendous amount of science, technology, engineering and math activities last night which will not only give them a positive attitude towards these school subjects, but will also encourage our students to pursue careers in these areas locally.

Thank you to the following organizations for providing STEM activities:

  • Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
  • Creative Means
  • Cross Oil (Martin Operating Partnership)
  • El Dorado Refinery
  • Lanxess
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Murphy USA
  • SAU STEM Center
  • SHS Engineering Students
  • SHS Sports Medicine Students
  • SouthARK Community College:  Mechatronics
  • SouthARK Community College:  Process Technology
  • Union County SWAT Team

Thank you to Sysco Food for providing the food and Coca Cola for supplying the drinks which were served by the NMS Student Council prepared by the Crotty Casing Crew.

An additional thank you goes to the following industry partners for providing the fabulous door prizes:

  • Lanxess - Dell Imperion 11 3000 Laptop
  • Cross Oil (Martin Operating Partnership) – Propel Maximum Air Drone
  • Lockheed Martin – iPad mini 4 and 5 HP Chromebooks

Plans are already in the works for next year’s 4th Annual Family STEM Night which will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018!

Check out the fun from this year!  (More pictures to come later in the week.)

STEM Night 1


SHS AP Engineering Students
























Laser Light Show


Laser Light Show 2













Laser Light Show 3


Laser Light Show 5

Laser Light Show 6






















Laser Light Show 7

Laser Light Show 8










Laser Light Show 8









Engineering Through History

Mr. Coleman Presents Laser Light Show










Engineering Student Helps with an Activity














Engineering Student Leads Activity

Engineering Student at STEM Night


Student Works on Solving the Puzzle














Two Students Play a Game

Students Participate in Activity


Student and Grandparent Build a Structure

STEM Night Block Activity


Engineering Student Helps Solve the Puzzle













Lockheed Martin Employees

STEM Activities Night


Gyro Demonstration

Student Tries Out the Gyro











Parents Amazed!


Lockheed Martin Employee Helps Out

Lockheed Martin Employee Runs an Activity























Lockheed Martin Show

Students Volunteer for the Experiment






It's a Drone!













Son and Mom Check Out a Drone



Mom Works with Son on Activity










Boy Smiles for the Camera














Medical Sports Students Run an Activity




Stick um Up!
















Sports Medicine Student Runs an Activity

All Smiles!














Sports Medicine Students Practice Their Skills



I've Got You!













Sports Medicines Students at STEM Night





A Parent and Son Mix Ingredients