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Building STEM Capital in Region 2


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Collegiate NIL as STEM Workforce Development

Williams Architecture announced its Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) contract with LSU Football’s first-year Offensive Lineman, Emery Jones. Williams Architecture is a pioneer among Louisiana minority-owned, local, and small businesses in signing an NIL contract. Emory Jones, a forerunner among college athletes who have broken with the convention of promoting major national consumer brands, will raise awareness of STEM education & careers. Marcus Williams, owner and principal architect of the Baton Rouge based firm, Williams Architecture, wants this NIL agreement to be a catalyst for other business leaders, whose focus is on STEM and design [more…]

Student Opportunities

Become a FOSSI Scholar

Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) scholarships aim at increasing underrepresented professionals in the STEM workforce by providing scholarships to students pursuing preferred STEM degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). FOSSI connects those students to internships, leadership development, and mentoring opportunities at participating companies. Find out what a FOSSI scholarship can do for you.

LSU Math Circle Competition Team (MCCT)

LSU MCCT follows the rich mathematical traditions of the Eastern European math circles, focusing on group conversations, making conjectures, and discovering mathematical insights. Together with LSU Mathematics graduate students and Mathematicians, 7th–12th graders explore mathematics with low-threshold/high-ceiling problems typically found outside of a conventional math curriculum—within an informal environment. Open to all and registration is free. Contact for more information.

You Be The Chemist® Challenge

This free, team-based challenge is a collaborative 5th–8th grade student competition celebrating the science of chemistry and elevating STEM careers. Registration for the 2022-2023 challenge opens October 3. Find out about the challenge structure and how you and your team can prepare and qualify for regional, state, and national challenges—and scholarships!

Educator Opportunities® K–5 Teacher Workshop

October 29
LSU College of Engineering
New to teaching computer science? No worries—most® trainees have never taught computer science before. Join other local teachers for inspiring and hands-on support for implementing computer science in your classroom. LSU is a regional® partner offering this high-quality, one-day workshops for individual teachers or for schoolwide PD. Contact for additional information.

SeaPerch Educator Training

October 15
EBR Career & Technical Center (CTEC)
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips students, educators, and parents with resources needed for building an underwater remotely operated vehicle. This integrated STEM education program works well with both in- and out-of-school setting, and connects teachers with an international STEM network, local mentors, and advocates. These sessions are popular and fill up quickly, so register today and reserve your spot! 

Free NSTA Education Resources

National Science Teaching Association's (NSTA) featured high-quality freebies, resources and lesson plans are a wonderful supplement for any classroom:
  • Integrated engineering & literacy
  • Genetic & genomic curiosity
  • Climate science
  • Agriculture/food lesson plans

Featured Resources

Family STEM

PK–12 Computer Science at Home® CS at Home lets you explore computer science with this engaging series of short videos and fun activities that help kids create computer programs, develop problem-solving skills, and work through fun challenges.

Engineering & Computer Science

Learn what engineers do, whether children can engineer, and how families at home can engineer together. Inspire curiosity in kids ages 4 – 11 with these new activities from EiE Families! Activities are hands-on and free.

Career Development & Networking

Women Energizing Industry
September 16
River Parishes Community College

Register today for the 14th annual Energize Your Destiny, an in-person career & education forum focused on connecting women with energy sector career opportunities. This event is free and open to the public. 

DevFest BR
October 29
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business 

DevFest Baton Rouge is a community-run, one-day in-person conference aimed at bringing developers, students, tech companies, and tech speaker experts together in one location for learning, discussing and experimenting with technology. All skill levels welcome. Emphasizes early-mid career developers.
If you are a technologist interested in sharing with the Baton Rouge tech community, please consider sharing your expertise with a tech talk.

Save The Date

National Coding Week: Sep 19–23
Hello World! National Coding Week began in 2014 for encouraging learning new digital skills. Here are some bright ideas for celebrating in your classroom so you can inspire your students!

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