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American Graduate Day – XCITE Program (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-10-02

Duration: 00:06:20

Subjects: Education | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Engineering | Science


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Jamison, Terrica Interviewee
  • Melvin, Adam Interviewee
  • Deville, Lelia Interviewee
  • Rovaris, Dereck, Sr. Interviewee
  • Hankton-McCurry, Kyleigh Interviewee
  • Mitchell, Daryelle Interviewee
  • Jackson, Pam Interviewee


This segment from the October 2, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the XCITE program, a summer camp sponsored by the LSU College of Engineering that introduces high school girls to careers in engineering. He interviews: Terrica Jamison, LSU College of Engineering; Dr. Adam Melvin, XCITE chemistry professor; Lelia Deville, camper; Dereck Rovaris, Sr., LSU vice provost for diversity; Kyleigh Hankton-McCurry, camper; Daryelle Mitchell, camper; and Pam Jackson, Fluor Corporation. This report is part of the American Graduate Day project. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford