October 27, 2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frank Walk Presentation Room, ELAB Annex

This newly formed Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Girls Collaborative Project (LaSTEM GCP), offers the chance for all those committed to informing, motivating and inspiring girls in the state of Louisiana to pursue careers in STEM to come together to share exemplary practices, develop new collaborations, and share resources. The economic future of Louisiana is tied to increased participation of all students in careers that rely on STEM skills and competencies. All informal educators, afterschool providers, school administrators, engineers, technical professionals, business partners, members of professional organizations, K-12 educators, and university staff are encouraged to join us!

In addition, the LaSTEM GCP and the Emmy award-winning PBS’ Design Squad Nation will host a hands-on breakout session to discuss how together we can boost girls’ interest in engineering using multimedia resources and activities from PBS’ Design Squad Nation. When participants leave the training, they will have a clear sense of purpose and several collaborative opportunities penciled into their calendar – and the resources to inspire girls’ interest!

Travel scholarships are availabe to a limited number of participants. Contact Lou Papai at lpapai@sciport.org for more information.

Limited number of hotel rooms available for out of town participants. Contact The Lod Cook Hotel, (225) 383-2665. Cost: $99/night. Cutoff date: 10-5-12