Boosting Girls’ Interest in STEM: Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project Kick-Off Conference with PBS’ Design Squad Nation

Public event
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Frank Walk Presentation Room in the Engineering Annex Building; Louisiana State University
Ceba Lane & Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States
Phone: 318-424-8714
Fax: United States

Online registration is now closed.  Please send an email to if you wish to attend on Saturday.  We will have on site registration for the 20 spots that are still available.  Payment will need to be cash or check made payable to Sci-Port.  ~Thank You.


The 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!

Checks can be mailed to: Attn: Lou Papai, Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA  71101.
Travel scholarships are available to a limited number of participants.  Contact Lou Papai at for more information. 

Limited number of hotel rooms available for out of town participants. Contact The Cook Hotel, (225) 383-2665.  Cost: $99/night/includes breakfast.  Deadline: 10-5-12. Please mention Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project when making your reservation.

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