During the 2017 legislative session, the legislature approved ACT 392 to create the Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (LaSTEM) Advisory Council. Under the leadership of the Louisiana Board of Regents, the LaSTEM Advisory Council shall:

      • Create and provide with respect to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Fund,
      • Provide for a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics high school diploma endorsement, and
      • Provide for related matters.

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LaSTEM Advisory Council Meetings

The LaSTEM Advisory Council meets quarterly (four times per calendar year). Below is an archive of meeting dates, agendas, minutes, and presentations.

2022 Quarterly Meetings

  • January 20, 2022 — Agenda | Minutes | Presentation
  • April 28, 2022 — Agenda | Minutes | Presentation
  • August 18, 2022 — Agenda | Minutes | Presentation
      • Location: SOWELA Technical Community College, Regional Training Center, 3820 Sen. J Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, LA 70615
  • November 17, 2022 — Agenda | Minutes | Presentation
      • Location: England Airpark (Alexandria International Airport Terminal), 1100 Frank Andrews Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303

2021 Quarterly Meetings

2020 Quarterly Meetings

2019 Quarterly Meetings

2018 Monthly Meetings

2017 Monthly Meetings

Louisiana’s Regional STEM Network

The Louisiana Regional STEM Network is a system of STEM leadership entities strategically positioned across Louisiana, similar to the Regional Labor Market Areas (RLMAs) identified by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, whereby communities, parishes, multi-parish regions, and the State can achieve improved access to STEM education, participation, and advancement. This includes closing the opportunity gap for underrepresented and underserved populations to engage in Louisiana’s STEM workforce and economy.  Existing and developing STEM activities will often span one or more STEM Regions. Regions will share information, work together, and be interconnected by coordinating resources, which can also provide a gateway to other networks and initiatives. The Regional STEM Networks and Centers are connected with and serve the statewide LaSTEM Advisory Council.

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Annual Reports

Act 392 requires that the Council submit a status report each year to the Louisiana Senate and House Committees on Education.

Educator Resources

Nepris for Classrooms

Nepris for Classrooms

Over 26 million jobs in the US require a high level of knowledge in at least one STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field. Expose your students to careers by providing them an opportunity to speak live with professionals who apply STEM concepts in their everyday careers. Nepris virtual connections help students make more informed decisions about college and careers. Whether it’s a civil engineer, a surgeon, or an app developer, Nepris brings professionals to your classroom via video conference, making STEM content come to life so that every day can be a career day! Louisiana teachers have hosted over 750 live interactions to date – join your fellow teachers in making connections that last a lifetime.

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GNO STEM

GNO STEM

GNO STEM provides K-12 math and science teachers with the tools and resources they need to deliver hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities in the classroom. GNO STEM’s teacher professional development programs ensure that students receive the rigorous and enriched classroom instruction they need to encourage critical thinking and ultimately foster student proficiency and interest in STEM subjects and careers.

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Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning. Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning. PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), PLTW Computer Science (9-12), PLTW Engineering (9-12), PLTW Biomedical Science (9-12). Project Lead The Way (PLTW) currently partners with 80 schools across 20 Parishes in Louisiana to implement 5 comprehensive STEM programs for students in grades K-12. These programs include K-12 pathways in Engineering, Computer Science, and Biomedical Science.

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Student Resources

Sponsored STEM Programs

Regional STEM Network Centers

Region
Awarding Institution
Center Name
Center Director
Email
Region 1
Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.)
GNOrocs
Daphine Barnes
Region 2
Louisiana State University
Capital Area STEM Network Center
Summer Dann
Region 3
Fletcher Technical Community College
Bayou STEM
Christie Landry
Region 4
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Region 4 STEM Network Center (R4SNC)
Angela Boxie
Region 5
Calcasieu Parish School Board
Calcasieu Parish School Board (in partnership with McNeese University)
Mark Arseneault
Region 6
Northwestern State University
CENLA STEM
Jennifer DePriest
Region 7
Sci-Port Discovery Center
NWLA LaSTEM Innovation Center
Dr. Heather Kleiner
Region 8
Louisiana Tech University
STEM Collective for Innovative Louisiana Stakeholders (SCILS)
Cathi Cox-Boniol
Region 9
Southeastern Louisiana University
Northshore Regional STEM Center
Wendy Conarro

The Master Plan

 

To move Louisiana aggressively forward, the Board of Regents has embraced a robust new attainment goal that calls for 60% of all working-age adults (ages 25-64) in Louisiana to hold a degree or high-value credential by 2030. As we stand on the brink of a new decade, this Master Plan, born of the Board of Regents’ unique charge to guide postsecondary education across the state, will set the foundation to increase opportunity.  Our Talent Imperative is to Educate, Innovate, and Collaborate.

 

Master Plan for Higher Education