Here’s a list of some of the STEM Education and Experimental Learning Centers in Louisiana.
EBR Career and Technical Education Center (EBR-CTEC): The mission of the EBR-CTEC is to provide students with the skill and professionalism that promotes immediate job readiness and prepares them to become the business and industry leaders of the future. STEM programs include Information Technology and Digital Media.
Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC): The center conducts short-term and long-term research and provides technology assistance, engineering training and continuing education, technology transfer, and problem-solving services to DOTD and others in the transportation community. LTRC’s goal is to merge the resources of state government and universities to identify, develop, and implement new technology to improve the state’s transportation system.
Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD): LSU’s CAMD provides researchers access to the only synchrotron light source in the southeastern United States. One of seven such facilities in the nation, more than 150 researchers, including LSU faculty, industrial users, local startup companies, and members of national research labs use CAMD.
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO): The LIGO is designed to open the field of gravitational-wave astrophysics through the direct detection of gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. LIGO’s multi-kilometer scale gravitational wave detectors use laser interferometry to measure the minute ripples in space-time caused by passing gravitational waves from cataclysmic cosmic sources such as the mergers of pairs of neutron stars or black holes, or by supernovae. LIGO consists of two widely separated interferometers within the U.S. –one in Hanford, Washington and the other in Livingston, Louisiana- operated in unison to detect gravitational waves.
LSU Cain Center: The Cain Center offers a variety of programs to support STEM learning, prepare and strengthen teachers, and inform the public.
Those programs are divided into three categories based on their purpose: 1) Impacting Students, Teachers, and Schools, 2) Focus on Teacher-Learning, and 3) Research, Development, and Scholarship. Awards approximately $162,000 annually, in $750 increments, for science and mathematics instructional materials and equipment to public school teachers. QSM is funded by the Louisiana Legislature and is governed by a council of representatives.
Integrated STEM Education Research Center: Louisiana Tech: ISERC is an interdisciplinary center bringing together faculty and resources in the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, education, and business. The goal is to allow a space for future STEM research and to continue the collaboration between science and education.
Cyber Innovation Center: The Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) is the anchor of the National Cyber Research Park and serves as the catalyst for the development and expansion of a knowledge-based workforce throughout northwest Louisiana.
North Louisiana STEM Alliance: The North Louisiana STEM Allianceis made up of Sci-Port Discovery Center, the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreve Memorial Library, R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Starbase Louisiana, Volunteers of America North Louisiana, Coalition of Out of School Time Services (COSTS), Community Foundation of North Louisiana, Step Forward, Bossier Parish Public Schools, Caddo Parish Public Schools, Alt3D Tech, Capital One Bank, Cohab, U.S. Forest Service, Cyber Innovation Center, Children & Families – LA Center, Learning RX of Shreveport-Bossier, Homeschool Helpers, Bossier Parish Community College and Centenary College.The initiative focuses on bringing all learning platforms together, from PreK through higher education, including the workforce, to ensure all people have equal access and opportunity to succeed in the STEM fields.