What we do

Since 2000, the Cain Center has served as a catalyst for promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy within PK–12 schools throughout Louisiana. We offer a variety of programs and services that support STEM learning, prepare and strengthen teachers, and inform the public. Our collaborative nexus of people, partnerships, and ideas:

  • generates STEM education policy and best practices.
  • develops curricula, courses, and quality standards.
  • extends these benefits to all 64 parishes.

Building Statewide Partnerships

LSU faculty and administrators partner with statewide school administrators and educators for:

  • increasing students' access to STEM courses and experiences, including dual enrollment and college & career pathways.
  • supporting educators' expertise in STEM disciplines through recruitment, training and professional development.
  • increasing student exposure to materials and equipment needed to support inquiry-based pedagogy and active learning.

Implementing Best Practices

We advance the study and implementation of effective instructional practices and track improvement in student learning through:

  • our research, development, and scholarship.
  • our college and career readiness programs.
  • our teacher professional development and support.