Caption: Frank Neubrander, Demarcus D. Smith Alumni Professor of Mathematics at Louisiana State University, serves as the Executive Director and Chair of the Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy, one of five reporting units within LSU's Office of Academic Affairs.
A Conversation with Dr. Frank Neubrander
Dr. Frank Neubrander is the Executive Director and Chair of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy (Cain Center), the only triple-endowed chair in Louisiana. Dr. Neubrander began his LSU journey in 1989 as a math professor. His insights into grant development, leadership dynamics, and community engagement have shaped the Cain Center's trajectory over the last 20+ years. In an interview to record his experiences, Dr. Neubrander explores effective STEM leadership and the role it plays in shaping the future of STEM education.
JOIN THE LARGEST LEARNING EVENT IN HISTORY
Launched 14 years ago, Computer Science Education Week (CSEd Week) encourages K–12 students to embrace computer science, advocates for equity in CS education, and celebrates the contributions of students, teachers, and partners in the field. This annual December initiative aligns with the birthday of Grace Hopper (born December 9, 1906), who challenged the notion that “we’ve always done it that way” should dictate our actions. Hopper successfully led the transition from primitive to sophisticated programming techniques.
Hour of Code
In 2013, CSEd Week introduced the “Hour of Code,” igniting a global tradition from grassroots origins, reaching over 100 million students in over 180 countries. Scheduling a coding exercise day offers schools and districts an ideal opportunity to spotlight computer science programs and enhance opportunities, whether this week or in the future.
CASN supporting CS Ed Week:
Capital Area STEM Network Center through the Ignite project is supporting CS Ed Week events across the state: Micro:bit training in Lake Charles, Lego League Kick off in Terrebonne Parish, Scratch, Jr coding in Alexandria and Hour of Code in Shreveport.
Share your CS Ed week events on social media: demonstrate your CSEdWeek celebration by posting photos or videos in your classroom, school, or community. Explore this year’s theme: Impacts of Computing. Use hashtags: #CSEdWeek #ImpactsofComputing. Use CSEd Week templates to showcase your students.
EARN COURSE CREDIT PLUS A PYTHON CERTIFICATION
OPEN TO ALL MAJORS
This spring, LSU students have the opportunity to earn college credit, learn Python basics, and achieve PCEP™ Python Certification through a grant to the Capital Area STEM from the Louisiana Department of Economic Development and DXC Technology.
Computer Science (CSC) 2700 (section 2) will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in room 1221 in Patrick F. Taylor Hall on LSU’s campus.
Check LSU course offerings for seat availability.
ENHANCE YOUR CS TEACHING TOOLBOX
Capital Area STEM hosts The Ignite Project, a no-cost, 40-hour workshop for K–5 public and public charter school teachers, focusing on essential computer science skills. The training, featuring Code.org, Scratch, Micro:bit, and robots, follows a “train the trainer” approach to create CS Ambassadors disseminating content statewide.
Ignite Ambassadors, chosen by their district or school, complete the workshop and then provide K–5 teacher training. This inclusive opportunity, open to all, requires no prior experience. Successful Ambassadors earn stipends ($1200 to $1500) based on the teachers they train. Contribute to peer professional growth—become an Ignite Ambassador! Upcoming sessions in December and January.
COMPETITIVE FUNDING FOR K–12
The Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program is an environmental education program that promotes place-based experiential learning for K–12 students and related professional development for teachers. B-WET fosters the growth of new, innovative programs and encourages capacity-building and environmental education partnerships.
The Gulf of Mexico B-WET grant targets Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas. Louisiana school districts and organizations have a strong track record of securing B-WET grants.
B-WET funding may be applied to projects such as:
Info Webinar: December 6, 2023 from 9:00-10:00am CT — Join with Google Meet
Deadline: February 5, 2024
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Research Awards Program (RAP)
NASA EPSCoR's Research Awards Program (RAP) is a unique opportunity for Louisiana researchers to collaborate with NASA on small-scale projects. Sponsored by NASA and the Louisiana Board of Regents, the RAP provides seed grants of $30K-$40K for projects aligned with NASA's mission. Designed to foster partnerships and technology transfer, the RAP encourages initiatives that leverage NASA facilities, expertise, or build upon previous NASA work. Researchers must have a NASA contact and submit a proposal with a NASA Collaboration Development Plan.
The proposal deadline is March 8, 2024, and awards will be announced in May 2024, with a 12-month period of performance starting on July 15, 2024.
Submit a Notice of Intent by January 12, 2024, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, click the button below to visit the website.
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