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Newsletter Submission Guidelines


Our audience includes students, families, educators, school administrators, and STEM professionals in LASTEM Region 2, which covers the parishes around Baton Rouge: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

Content Categories 

For each upcoming issue, we accept the following types of STEM-related content:

  • Blog: The newsletter’s Feature; in the newsletter, we’ll include a blog excerpt and a link to the full blog on our website.

  • Announcement: A brief communication sharing the latest achievements, current events, and new releases.

  • Highlight: A short, eye-catching update providing a concise summary of a significant occurrence.

  • News: A brief update to keep you connected with local happenings and developments.

  • Student Opportunity: Entry describing a student-centered resource, scholarship, competition, or event.

  • Educator Opportunity: Entry describing a tool, resource, grant, and professional development opportunity for educators.

  • Family STEM: Entry describing a resource that engages families, encouraging parental involvement in education.

  • Career Development/Networking: Snippet outlining an opportunity for professionals to advance their careers and connect with others.

  • Save the Date: Announcement for a future local competition, function, or exhibition, helping readers plan their involvement.

What to Submit

Please provide the following:

  • Full text in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .odt, or .txt.

  • A separate attachment with either a high-resolution branded logo (.jpg) or photo along with:

    • The names of individuals, from left to right, if it’s a close-up shot; or

    • A description of the action in the photo if it’s a crowd shot.

How Much to Submit

For blog, announcement, highlight, and news submissions:

For all other submissions:

  • Include a web link and a brief, engaging, or informative 3–4 sentence introduction, such as the following:

    • “The Congressional App Challenge invites middle and high school students to innovate in computer science and coding by developing apps for multiple devices using any programming language. The winning app will be showcased on the Congressional App Challenge website and may be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol. The deadline for this competition is November 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. EST. [continue reading] (link:”

    • “Calling all student artists! Send your artwork on an exciting journey beyond Earth’s atmosphere…”

    • “Prepare to excel in computer science instruction with our comprehensive program, ensuring you’re fully equipped to deliver top-notch CS education…”

Editorial Style Guidelines

We offer the following style guidelines for content creators. Our staff will format the submitted content according to ADA accessibility guidelines.

When to Submit

Please refer to the submission dates and deadlines on our website.

How to Submit

Email all text and graphic files to:

Summer Dann