In 2020, the Louisiana Board of Regents created a nine-region, statewide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (LaSTEM) network whereby multi-parish collectives expand access to STEM education and pave the way towards a more inclusive and equitable STEM workforce. Each Regional STEM Center inculcates STEM culture and promotes activities that raise STEM awareness, participation, achievement and career opportunities by way of its networks of educators, business leaders, STEM professionals, and community leaders.
The Capital Area STEM Network Center is hosted by the LSU Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy, and is located on the LSU campus. Region two encompasses these seven parishes:
- East Baton Rouge
- Pointe Coupee
- West Baton Rouge
- West Feliciana