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.
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.
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.
Regional STEM Network Centers
Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.)
Louisiana State University
Capital Area STEM Network Center
Fletcher Technical Community College
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Region 4 STEM Network Center (R4SNC)
Calcasieu Parish School Board
Calcasieu Parish School Board (in partnership with McNeese University)
Northwestern State University
Sci-Port Discovery Center
NWLA LaSTEM Innovation Center
Dr. Heather Kleiner
Louisiana Tech University
STEM Collective for Innovative Louisiana Stakeholders (SCILS)
Southeastern Louisiana University
Northshore Regional STEM Center
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.