COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills are required to be competitive in the global race for energy development, to create and maintain a healthy economy, and foster innovation and excellence. Students, faculty and organizations from within the College of Engineering and Science participate in community outreach to promote these skills.
Outreach by Student Organizations
Sensational STEM-ulations Booth
Organizations throughout the College rotate projects at the Sensational STEM-ulations Science Booth at the Ruston Farmer’s Market, which is held weekly during the fall and spring seasons. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects are geared toward children between the ages of 4 and 12.
Spearheaded by the Engineering and Science Association, the student organization that encompasses all engineering and science majors at the University, the program is sponsored by the College of Engineering and Science, the College of Education, the Office of Women in Science and Engineering, Women Influencing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and SciTEC.
A Walk for Education
The National Society of Black Engineers promotes A Walk for Education each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. During the walk, members of NSBE and the Louisiana Tech community walk through nearby neighborhoods, delivering materials about the College and University and talking to the community about activities that children can engage in to build their skills before applying for college.
Organizations around the College also participate in city- and University-wide community service events, such as The Big Event and Take on Tech.
Outreach by Faculty
Cyber Discovery Camps
The College of Engineering and Science has collaborated with the Cyber Innovation Center to the Cyber Discovery program to pioneer an immersive cyber education camp for high school teachers and students. The professional development camp allows teachers to learn alongside a team of students to learn coding, cybersecurity and ethics surrounding the cyber age and to observe and apply teaching methods.
The Cyber Discovery Camps developed in 2008 have expanded to a national model. Students throughout the U.S. learn the links throughout the history, engineering, mathematics, political science and computer science.