North Louisiana STEAM Alliance

Hosted by @Sci-Port Discovery Center, an initiative focused on bringing learning platforms together to ensure all people have equal access.

Co-exists with the Northwest LaSTEM Innovation Center, Region 7. North Louisiana STEM Alliance selected to join transformative national STEM learning initiative
Sci-Port and other North Louisiana partners selected as nationally-recognized site

Published Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:00 am
by Tara Burton

The STEM Funders Network (SFN) announced that the North Louisiana STEM Alliance has been selected

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04/09/2024

LAST CALL! The Northshore STEM Regional SeaPerch Competition Team Registration is Open! With priority for the Northshore Region, after April 1st the remaining slots have been made available for teams across Louisiana to help make sure fellow Louisiana SeaPerch Program Teams have a chance to compete to go to internationals in Maryland!
Acceptance will be first come first serve until all slots are filled, with room for approximately 20 more teams at this time.

For more information and to get registered, follow this link here: www.northshorestem.org/seaperch

Photos from Caddo Parish Public Schools's post 04/09/2024

An incredible experience for Caddo Parish Students!

04/08/2024

Hazel says she’s ready! Are you? If you don’t have special solar viewing glasses, please don’t risk your eyesight. Try using a colander, notecard with a hole or under tree leaves, and observe the patterns on the ground. Photo credit: Kleiner

04/08/2024

Shreveport! The moon will be next to the sun at 12:27 PM, but won't start blocking it until 1:12 PM. Then, at 1:47 PM, less than two percent of the Sun's face will be seen from behind the moon. The maximum coverage will be 98.1 percent!

North America's last solar eclipse until 2044 is making its way across the continent today. This milestone event has caused a stir among experts and the general public alike, with stargazers traveling hundreds of miles into the path of totality to witness the bright daylight turn into dusk.

Whether you're traveling or following along virtually, let us know how you’re watching today!

Photos from National Science Foundation (NSF)'s post 04/08/2024

The Moon makes its move today! Here are some Safety Tips from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to remember for those who will be watching its lunar path!

💫 Quality Check: Before use, inspect your NSF eclipse glasses to ensure they are in good condition. If damaged, discard them and get a new pair for safe viewing.
⚠️ Safety Tip: No matter how dark, regular sunglasses are not safe for viewing the sun.
🌞 Protect Your Eyes: Before looking at the eclipse, cover your eyes with your NSF eclipse glasses or solar viewer. After glancing at the sun, turn away and remove your eye protection—do not remove it while looking at the sun.
👓 Fit is Key: Put them on securely with the lenses facing the sun.
Remember, your eyes are precious – enjoy the eclipse safely with NSF glasses! 🌒

For additional safety tips visit nsf.gov.

03/31/2024

Free Public Engagement Resources to prepare for the April 8, 2024, Solar Eclipse!

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be seen in the US from Texas to Maine. We're JUST out of the View Zone, but we still wanted to share these resources from the NISE Network! They have prepared a variety of resources to help you plan ahead to engage public audiences in your community!

Fine them all here: https://www.nisenet.org/blog/post/resources-april-8-2024-solar-eclipse?fbclid=IwAR3pYBEEx2nNvt25Ix_DLXYfm28rcChj7oQ8LCRONdHHs7KLx2BdARQU2JQ

Cultivating STEAM in NW Louisiana 03/27/2024

Cultivating STEAM in NW Louisiana -

Cultivating STEAM in NW Louisiana Mission Statement: To strengthen education equality and increase employment in the region’s labor market for the youth.

03/27/2024

To celebrate Women’s History Month (March 2024), the National Girls Collaborative Project is sharing resources to support and encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM!

Portray Her 2.0; Representations of Women STEM Characters in Media Report: Developed by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, in partnership with IF/THEN, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, this groundbreaking report summarizes how women in STEM are portrayed on TV and film and includes a number of valuable recommendations for the field. Developed by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, in partnership with IF/THEN®, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, this groundbreaking report summarizes how women in STEM are portrayed on TV and film and includes a number of valuable recommendations for the field.
Learn More Here: https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/portray-her-2-0-an-analysis-of-15-years-of-women-in-stem-on-screen-2007-2022/

03/26/2024

Join the Stem-Up Network for an enriching day filled with impactful workshops, inspiring speakers, and valuable networking opportunities.

The lineup includes esteemed industry and academic professionals who are eager to share their wealth of experience, provide practical advice, and unveil effective strategies to help you expand and maximize your professional network. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to build your confidence and connect with a like-minded community.

Find the Schedule, see the Special Guest Speakers, and Register for the Online Summit here: https://www.stemupnetwork.org/2024-success-in-stem-womens-leadership-summit/?_hsmi=294084035&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9xFE80jyo2ZGbV0AFnyviIPKax7fRvM96Byj14jGd4ztaexZ7tFT7Bqe2EG37qTm2PShYhlSEh6DN8LCDKvrBjlKkc8A

03/26/2024

Join the National Girls Collaborative Project "Cyber-Rights: A Virtual Town Hall" Event this April 11, 2024 Time: 3pm PT/ 6pm ET

This Virtual Town Hall will explore the role of cybersecurity in safeguarding privacy and human rights. Hosted by Board Member, Sandra Yang, this event features experts who offer insights and strategies for social media users and software developers. Discussions will include the digital education gap and AI accuracy impact on censorship.
Empower yourself to advocate for digital rights and find inspiration, whether you're a teenager navigating an interconnected world or a tech professional seeking new perspectives.

Tune-in to the Town Hall meeting here: https://ngcproject.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/ngcproject/event.jsp?event=767

03/23/2024

A scholarship perfect for Women’s History Month!

🌟 Announcing the Carol Meyer Scholarship 2024! 🌟

Join us in honoring the memory of Carol Meyer, an extraordinary elementary school mathematics teacher and beloved member of Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics - LATM . Carol's passion for math, excellence in teaching, and dedication to her students continue to inspire us all.

In remembrance of Carol's legacy, LATM proudly awards two $500 scholarships annually, along with complimentary student memberships, to support budding educators and mathematicians. This year, we invite college undergraduates with at least 40 hours completed, majoring in elementary education, mathematics education, or mathematics, and set to graduate after May 2024, to apply.

Scholarship Details:
📅 Application Deadline: April 26, 2024, 11:59 PM
🎓 Eligibility: Louisiana university attendees
💡 How to Apply: Visit http://lamath.org/Awards.htm for the application link and details
📧 For Inquiries: Email [email protected]

Before applying, gather:

Two letters of Recommendation (one from your current math or math education instructor)
Statement explaining your choice of major and career goals
Statement detailing your need for financial support
Current Transcript

Let's honor Carol's legacy by supporting the next generation of math educators and mathematicians! Apply now and spread the word! 📚✨

03/22/2024

SciStarter Comunity Driven Science Adventures at Your Library this Summer!
Join SciStarter, STAR Library Network - STEM Learning in Libraries and the National Girls Collaborative Project to gain ideas and resources for connecting public engagement in scientific research with this year’s Collaborative Summer Library Program theme: Adventure Begins at Your Library!
From counting pollinators and taking photos of biodiversity to observing clouds and measuring light pollution, citizen and community science is a way for everyone to join in the adventures of science. See how you can get your local NWLA Library involved!
RSVP for the Webinar on March 27th, 2024, 2:00 PM CDT to 3:00 PM CDT by following the link here: https://scistarter.org/community-driven-science-adventures-at-your-libr-1

• Bienville Parish Library
• Bossier Parish Libraries
• Shreve Memorial Library
• Claiborne Parish Library
• DeSoto Parish Library
• Jackson Parish Library
• Lincoln Parish Library
• Morehouse Parish Library
• Natchitoches Parish Library
• Ouachita Parish Public Library
• Red River Parish Library
• Sabine Parish Library
• Union Parish Library
• Webster Parish Libraries

03/21/2024

How cool is this?

⚛️ Merging science exploration with hands-on fun! We will offer three different camps this summer including full-day camps for 6 – 11 year olds and half-day camps for 4 – 7 year olds. Here’s a sneak peek:

🔹 Hungry, Hungry Predators: Unleash the Beast Within
Embark on a wild adventure into the world of nature's most formidable hunters! Discover what makes predators so fierce, from their razor-sharp teeth to their cryptic camouflage.
🔹 Habitat Heroes: Guardians of the Wild
Dive in to explore the vibrant underwater worlds of coral reefs, the mysterious mangroves and beyond. Through immersive hands-on experiments, our campers will uncover the critical importance of these diverse habitats and the myriad of life they support and then embark on a noble mission to create habitats for the beloved animals of the Shreveport Aquarium.
🔹Shark Squad: Embrace the Fin-tastic World
This isn't just any summer camp; it's a chance to become an expert on the ocean's most fierce apex predators, SHARKS! Learn why sharks reign supreme in the marine food chain through a series of engaging experiments, interactive building challenges and more.

Early bird discount thru April 1. More info on our website! https://loom.ly/vI7vNoY

Photos from Southwood Cowboys's post 03/21/2024

Go Biostart Interns! This is a fantastic team effort of Caddo Parish Public Schools, Southwood Cowboys, BRF, Oschner-Lsu Health Shreveport and the wonderful mentors and administrators who see this program moving forward. There is such a critical need for biomedical science and Biostart and the BioTech Academy is training our next generation of scientists.

03/20/2024

📣 Save the Date: March 23rd, 6:00 PM 🗓️

Please join Girls Empowered for More Society, Inc. (G.E.M.S.) at their highly anticipated launch event during Women's History Month! Be a part of creating opportunities and empowering the next generation of young women in S.T.E.M., leadership, and entrepreneurship.
G.E.M.S. invites you to come and explore the innovative initiatives and resources that they can provide to support and uplift girls in our community. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM, and join them for a transformative evening of inspiration and empowerment! 💜🩷

Register here at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-empowered-for-more-society-inc-community-launch-tickets-852630921037

*Special Note: They would appreciate it if attendees would bring a new pair of pajamas (S-XL) to be donated to a girl during one of their leadership programs.

03/20/2024

To celebrate Women’s History Month (March 2024), the National Girls Collaborative Project is sharing resources to support and encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM!

National Women's History Museum: Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. Explore Digital Classroom Resources, including lesson plans, biographies, and posters of women in STEM trailblazers throughout history. Search by the theme "STEM".

03/19/2024

Mark your calendars for tomorrow's SUSLA Showcase at Southern University at Shreveport, LA! Wednesday, March 20th, there will be Food, Fun, and Entertainment as well as opportunities to get information about College Programs, Majors, Financial Aid and the Admissions Process! This event runs from 9am to 1pm and you can register to attend at www.susla.edu/jaguarpreviewday

03/19/2024

The Black Girls Create Project: A Pilot Culturally Responsive Informal STEM Learning Program

Learn about a culturally responsive STEM program that seeks to increase underserved girls' interest and confidence in Science and Math! This project builds on the notion that informal learning spaces can provide underserved students with access to quality and culturally relevant STEM activities that are often unavailable in their schools.

Find Out More At: https://www.wcwonline.org/Active-Projects/the-black-girls-create-project-a-pilot-culturally-responsive-informal-stem-learning-program

03/19/2024

Join the Afterschool Alliance in celebrating Youth Voice Week!

It is vital to provide youth the opportunity to share their voices and ideas about things they care about. Afterschool is an important space for helping youth develop the confidence and skills they need to share those ideas. During Youth Voice Week, taking place from March 25-29, 2024, they’re amplifying young people’s voices as they share the issues that are most important to them. Here's how you can join:

- Post on social media: Share your organization’s youth voice/youth spokesperson messages on social media using the tags and . Feel free to create new content or use existing materials from young people in your programs!

- Attend the Youth Voice Town Hall: Join the Afterschool Alliance at 3 p.m. EST on March 28th for their Youth Voice Town Hall, created and ran by afterschool youth! Watch the event on their YouTube live stream, and save the date on your calendar.

- Contact Congress: On March 29th, take a moment to contact Congress and urge your elected officials to support the afterschool and summer programs our young people count on. It takes just a minute to contact Congress!

Learn More Here: https://www.afterschoolalliance.org/youth-voices.cfm

03/18/2024

Creating Tomorrow’s Engineers with Design Squad Latinx
Design Squad Latinx supports kids in seeing themselves as the designers, engineers, and creators that they already are. Resources are available in English and Spanish.
The fully bilingual (English–Spanish) program introduces kids to the design process through real-world problem-solving. Design Squad Latinx consists of four self-contained, flexible modules, each spanning two or three sessions. The modules include engineering design challenges, videos, material lists, instructions for facilitators, discussion prompts, handouts, and more! In each module, kids will:

- Watch an engaging video that introduces the topic
- Meet relatable clients who need help solving a problem
- Work in groups to understand the client’s needs
- Brainstorm possible solutions
- Build a prototype, test, and redesign it
- Share their solutions and reflect on their process and designs

By encouraging kids to apply their own valuable existing funds of knowledge to solve meaningful problems, Design Squad Latinx supports kids in seeing themselves as the designers, engineers, and creators that they already are.

To explore the full suite of resources, visit https://pbslearningmedia.org/collection/design-squad-latinx/.

03/16/2024

Call for Presenters SOON CLOSING for the 2024 LASTEM Summit!

The LASTEM Summit is an annual conference whose goal is to strengthen PK-16 STEM education (K to Grey!) throughout Louisiana and the nation. This year's event will bring together educators, business leaders, government officials, and others who play a key role in STEM education to share ideas and resources. The Summit will feature both informative panels, breakout sessions, and an interactive "Playground" including robotics, Esports, mobile STEM units, and 50+ exhibitors.

The initial 'Call for Presenters' application window will close on 3/22/24 at 5 pm CST. Participants selected to present at the 2024 LASTEM Summit will be contacted no later than 4/21/2024. Applications to present received after 3/22/24 will be considered on an 'as needed' basis. To be a Presenter, Register Here: https://form.jotform.com/240456697638067

03/16/2024

Celebrate National Crafting Month at Shreve Memorial Library!

National Crafting Month was established in 1994 by the Craft & Hobby Association as a way to help individuals discover hidden creativity. Individuals were encouraged to find creative outlets and express themselves constructively through crafts. Over time, the celebration evolved to signify a time for crafters to start new projects, try a new medium, and learn a brand new skill.

At Shreve Memorial Library, patrons of all ages can participate in a variety of crafting classes and DIY projects throughout the month of March. Enjoy paper crafts, painting workshops, DIY home decor, sewing, mixed media, card making, and more! All programs are FREE and Open to the Public. However, registration may be required. Be sure to check out the SML website for a complete list of scheduled programs!

In addition to library programs, you can find tons of DIY inspiration and new projects on Creativebug, available with your SML library card. Creativebug features thousands of award-winning video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Check it out today: https://www.creativebug.com/lib/shrevelib

03/15/2024

Attention Louisiana 6th-12th Grade Educators and Administrators! Advance your skills and gain additional credentials at no cost to you! Apply now for the 40-hr "Energize Project"! Training starts March 19th and seating is limited.

The Energize Project is a Louisiana Department of Education funded professional development opportunity, designed to get 6th-12th grade Louisiana public and charter school teachers certified to teach Computer Science. The Energize Project is at no cost, and includes 40 hours of training designed to prepare you for the Computer Science Praxis Exam. Participants will receive study materials and support, a waiver to cover the cost of the Computer Science (5652) Praxis Content Area exam, and a $350 stipend upon completion.
The trainings start March 19th and are offered in both virtual and hybrid formats.
This project is led in partnership by the Northshore STEM Regional Center, and Southeastern Louisiana University`s College of Education and Department of Computer Science.

Applications for The Energize Project are now open! Apply Here: http://tinyurl.com/5xsrvjtb
For more details see the attached flyer or northshorestem.org/energize
Questions? Contact Jaila Golden [email protected]

03/15/2024

The Shreve Memorial Library is inviting teens to prepare for the ACT test at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The program will provide high school studetns with key resources and the confidence needed to take the ACT test, a timed entrance exam used by most colleges and universities in admissions decisions. Students will take a 3-hour timed practice ACT test, giving students an idea of how the test will be administered. Seats are limited.

Click here to sign-up: https://www.shreve-lib.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1289

03/15/2024

Express your Creativity with the Shreve Memorial Library during Youth Art Month! Shreve Memorial Library is inviting teens to celebrate Youth Art Month and explore the visual arts at the library! Library branches throughout Caddo Parish are hosting a variety of programs to encourage creativity, self-expression, and appreciation of the visual arts. Programs include painting, mixed media and hands-on craft workshops. All programs are FREE and Open to the Public! Supplies and materials are provided for all programs!

Follow the link here to learn more and see what amazing programs are planned at Shreve Memorial Library: https://www.shreve-lib.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1290

03/15/2024

To celebrate Women’s History Month (March 2024), the National Girls Collaborative Project is sharing resources to support and encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM!

Girls Who Code: Code at Home activities help youth build computer science skills through interdisciplinary topics with real-world application, each featuring a pioneering woman in technology. Activities include unplugged and online options of varying levels of difficulty! Check out our activities — some online, some offline, of varying levels of difficulty. Each activity features a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.
Follow the link here: https://girlswhocode.com/programs/code-at-home

03/14/2024

The Sci-Bots are a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team at Sci-Port Discovery Center sponsored by BPX aiming to engage middle school students! The team is currently in its second year and their accomplishments include winning the Judges Choice Award at the Walker, LA Tournament, winning 2nd place in the Lafayette Regional for Robot Design and much more! They have qualified for the upcoming state competition!

03/14/2024

Happy Pi Day! 🥧

03/14/2024

Celebrate Pi Day with Learning Blade!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world as an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and even eat some pie!

Check out these lessons provided by Learning Blade that address Pi:

● Mission: Car Manufacturing, Lesson Name: "The Great Shape Up"
● Mission: Fresh Food, Lesson Name: "Water Your Work- Building a Drip Integration System"
● Mission: Transportation Congestion, Lesson Name: "As the Crow Flies";

Check out a few more of their lessons that address Pi by signing up for your free account here: https://edynamiclearning.com/states-learning-blade/

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