Louisiana STEM Network
The Louisiana Regional STEM Network (LaSTEM) is a system of organizations that lead STEM initiatives strategically located throughout Louisiana. These organizations are similar to the Regional Labor Market Areas (RLMAs) identified by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The purpose of LaSTEM is to enhance access to STEM education, participation, and advancement from Pre-K to Grey.
LaSTEM aims to bridge the opportunity gap for underrepresented and underserved populations, enabling their active involvement in Louisiana's STEM workforce and economy. Regions will collaborate, share information, and coordinate resources, fostering connections with other networks and initiatives. The Regional STEM Networks and Centers work in conjunction with the statewide LaSTEM Advisory Council.
The Louisiana Legislature allocates annual funding to support STEM activities and events in each region.