The Louisiana Regional STEM Network
Recent legislation in Louisiana has created the Louisiana Regional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (LaSTEM) Network, a system of nine geographic areas strategically positioned across Louisiana through which communities, parishes, multi-parish regions and the State can achieve improved STEM education, opportunity, and advancement. The LaSTEM Advisory Council oversees the Louisiana Regional STEM Network. Each of the nine geographic areas hosts a Regional STEM Center.
The Northshore Regional STEM Center
The Northshore area’s 5 parishes (Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, & Washington) have been designated as Region 9. Led by Southeastern Louisiana University and Northshore Technical Community College in partnership with LaSTEM, the Northshore Regional STEM Center will support stakeholders in our region to connect, collaborate, and more effectively build STEM opportunities to prepare tomorrow’s STEM workforce in response to the needs of all stakeholders.
Hosting the Northshore Regional STEM Network Center is the natural progression of an already existing, well-developed partnership between Southeastern, NTCC, and STEM-related industries, government, educational, and community organizations.
The Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council (LaSTEM) under the auspices of the Board of Regents is tasked to coordinate and oversee the creation, delivery, and promotion of STEM education programs, to increase student interest and achievement in the fields of STEM, to ensure the alignment of education, economic development, industry, and workforce needs, and to increase the number of women who graduate from a postsecondary institution with a STEM degree or credential.
To learn more about LaSTEM, please visit lastem.regents.la.gov/about-lastem
To learn more about the nine Regional STEM Centers visit lastem.regents.la.gov/louisianas-regional-stem-network