The purpose of this blog is to explore Louisiana's strategy and capacity for advancing STEM education, careers, and workforce for all. Louisiana has its own array of STEM assets, strengths and approaches in place - thus this site is designed to discover these strategies and activities. Not just a PK12 issue - all stakeholders, higher education, workforce development, economic development, business & industry, are welcome to participate. Hopefully the site will pose and answer questions that will ultimately help guide and focus diverse partners in this effort.

News/Events


Louisiana
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08.20.13 - LSU Electrical Engineering Students Design and Deliver Innovative Teaching Tools with Baton Rouge High Physics  In partnership with Baton Rouge Magnet High School, senior capstone projects and service-learning students  designed and delivered innovative teaching tools to the high school’s physics class.

08.14.13 - XCITE Camp Increases Female Interest in Engineering Fields - Week-long summer program introducing rising ninth- and tenth-grade female students to the field of engineering.


07.18.13 - High School Students Experience a Glimpse of Life as a College of Engineering Student - LSU College of Engineering hosts pre-college summer institute.  Recruiting into Engineering High Ability Multi-Cultural Students (REHAMS) gives multi-cultural students an opportunity to explore various engineering disciplines.

03.25.13 - Westdale Heights fourth-graders participating in national Project Feeder Watch - Elementary students serving as field scientists reporting to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

03.06.13 - Science projects of two middle school students get published in National Journal  Powerful story of two Kenilworth Middle students who got a chance to conduct a real-world soil study with a university scientist and get published as well.

01.19.13 - MIT Brings Ongoing Engineering Effort to St. Mary Girls -
The outreach is part of MIT’s ongoing Women’s Initiative, an effort to educate middle school and high school-aged girls about the varied fields of engineering, career options, but also inspire them to think beyond middle school and their hometowns.

10.29.12 - Engaging Kids in Math and Science - Kenilworth School for Math and Science sponsors a STEM Expo that featured demonstrations, games, robotics, solar energy demonstrations and a presentation from former NASA space shuttle pilot Duane “Digger” Carey rounded out the program.

10.27.12 -Boosting Girls’ Interest in STEM La STEM Girls Collaborative Project Kick-Off Conference with PBS’ Design Squad Nation - LSU Campus - Forum to  connect academic, nonprofit, informal science and business partners interested in promoting STEM for girls.

09.22.12 - Sally Ride Science Festival at LSU - Designed to encourage 5th-8th grade girls in science.
National
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01.28.13 - Minnesota preschools get an early start on STEM - Schools across Minnesota are advancing STEM education in preschool classes.

11.12.12 - The State of STEM Education - Huffington Post  Small blog entry on Common Core and STEM connections made by Verizon's Thinkfinity program.

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