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Building STEM Capital in Region 2


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25th Annual Ocean Commotion at LSU

It’s that time of year again when the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center transforms into a portal towards K–8 environmental education, future science careers and coastal Louisiana stewardship. Co-founded by Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) and the LSU Office of Communications and University Relations, Ocean Commotion is LSG’s premier outreach event where kids across Region 2 delve into coastal marshes and wetlands, invasive species, local ecosystems, boating safety and Louisiana geology and wildlife.. [more]

Student Opportunities

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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. Registration is open to all and is free. Contact for more information.

You Be The Chemist® Challenge

There’s still time for registering for the 2022-2023 challenge. If you’re a 5th–8th grader who loves the science of chemistry and aim towards pursuing a STEM career, this is for you!

$40,000 FOSSI Scholarship for HBCU Students

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). Deadline is Jan 31, 2023 [more…]

Educator Opportunities

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Teach K–5 Coding—No Experience Required!

Computer Science Fundamentals Workshop
Saturday October 29, 2022
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Louisiana State University
Join other local teachers for inspiring and hands-on support for implementing computer science in your classroom [more…]

Society for Science STEM Research Grants

STEM Research Grants provide support to 6th–12th grade teachers engaging their students in authentic scientific research. Teachers can apply for up to $5,000 towards purchasing specialized equipment, or $1,000 in pre-selected equipment including Arduino starter kits, camera traps, and [more…]

Project Lead the Way Grants

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides teacher PD plus STEM grants for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools for implementing computer science, engineering, and biomedical science STEM curriculum. This year PLTW is offering several grant opportunities across their [more…]

Featured Resource

Learning Blade Louisiana

Learning Blade is currently a free resource allowing all Louisiana students to explore STEM and Computer Science Careers. Schools can still sign up for their free account to Learning Blade®, a system of interactive online lessons, teacher lesson plans, and printable at-home activities for students in grades 5–9. Students can learn about high-demand STEM, CTE and computer science careers through learning modules. Students can explore over 400 online STEM and computer science lessons through human-centered "missions" [more…]

Family STEM

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Louisiana Barrier Islands Virtual Fieldtrip

The CWPPRA Public Outreach Program announced its debut of the public WaterMarks360 Caminada Headlands Virtual Field Trip Experience. This online experience allows exploration of Louisiana’s beautiful barrier islands from anywhere in the world. Viewers will learn about the importance of barrier islands, the unique geological and ecological factors contributing to this landscape, and the economic importance of this area. Get up close 360 degree view videos, including a drone flyover tour [more…]
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Ada Lovelace Day: Oct 13
Ada Lovelace Day is a worldwide celebration of her contribution to STEM and society as well as an opportunity for celebrating other women who inspire us all! Lovelace’s story is a key part of the history of computing, which helps us fully understand today's technology and how we arrived here. Learn more about Lovelace and how you can involve your daughter in programming [more…]

Career Development & Networking

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Job Fair & Tailgate Cookoff

Are you interested in a STEM career? Get your resume ready and attend the Industry of Faith's Annual Job Fair and Cook Off on October 27. This networking event features on-site interviews and free food [more…]

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.

Save The Date

December 5–11: Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, using fun tutorials to show that anybody can learn the basics. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. Find out how you can organize an Hour of Code event at your school or in your community. [more…]

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Baton Rouge, LA 70803 United States

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