The North Louisiana STEM Alliance is a community of practice recognized by the STEM Funder’s Network STEM Learning Ecosystems (www.stemecosystems.org). Sci-Port Discovery Center is the host organization with Dr. Heather Kleiner as the leader. STEM education refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Since 2016, the NLSA collaborated on more than 85 programs, serving at least 36,000 individuals for a over 100,000 contact hours. These activities include Professional Development workshops, student workshops, field trips, IMAX movies, summer camps, coding, robotics, festivals, faires, and environmental education/clean ups. We are eager to continue serving more students and teachers in North Louisiana.
Our Mission: As a community of educators, parents and civic advocates, unified to connect students to the 21st century workforce, we focus on improving STEM education for our students through achieving math and science proficiency as well as increasing awareness of and access to STEM opportunities in the community.
Our Goal: is to coordinate efforts of diverse stakeholders in North Louisiana to provide high quality STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), including the arts, to all youth PK-16 regardless of zip code.
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Currently, membership in the North Louisiana STEM Alliance is free. You just need to share our mission and philosophy of enlightened self-interest, and be interested in the role of STEM education in the career pipeline.