Impact

The work of the Center impacts tens of thousands of students annually, improving their preparation for college and careers in the 21st century—ultimately enhancing our region's ability to develop a sustainable, quality workforce. This extraordinary impact has been made possible in large part by LSU alumnus Gordon A. Cain’s $2.5 million endowed gift, which expanded the center’s mission for including interdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach in classrooms statewide. 

Cain Center Statewide Impact

Louisiana parish map showing Cain Center impact in all 65 parishes. Text lists testimonials.

Cain Center Statewide Impact 

Geaux Teach

15 parishes served:

Ascension, Caddo, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Orleans, Rapides, St. Charles, St. Martin, St. Tammany, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

Heather Bass, an LSU GeauxTeach graduate, has garnered the attention of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for incorporating the latest in mathematics teaching tools and assessment measures in her Port Allen High School classroom. Bass's experience using formative assessments led the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) to videotape her co-teaching a math assessment project on time graphs with a fellow instructor. The MDC educational video will be. used to teach math instructors how to incorporate formative assessments in their classrooms and will be widely distributed through Math Solutions, a Gates Foundation funded organization.

MNS

12 parishes served:

Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana,

Iberville Parish began the Starship Program, which features a curriculum focused on STEM knowledge. Many of the teachers of the program are graduates of the LSU MNS program. They brought the knowledge they gained for hands-on and inquiry-based learning to the Starship Program to change the way students learn and excel. 

QSM

All 64 parishes served

“The QSM program is a valuable resource for Varnado High. Our school received a grant this year that gives our middle school students opportunities to develop understanding of mathematical relationships and connect math to everyday life using technology.”

Jennifer Beninato, Principal at Varnado High School, Washington Parish

MSP

9 Parishes served:

Avoyelles, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, and  West Feliciana.

“MSP has impacted my teaching in a number of ways. One of the most dramatic was the use of questioning with the students. Learning to ask the right question drew students into the learning process, required them to become critical thinkers, and ultimately led to success on assessments.”

Armetta Wright, Magnolia Hills Elementary, East Baton Rouge Parish

Dual Enrollment

20 parishes served: 

Ascension, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, St. James, St. John, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermillion, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

“The Dual Enrollment program along with the VPSB paying for the classes gives my students who are academically capable, a unique opportunity that they would not normally have, and most could not pay for on their own. Starting college with credits already in place, along with the confidence they gain by proving to themselves they are capable of handling a college-level class is priceless for my students.”

Joseph Nagy, Abbeville High, Vermillion Parish

79 schools served:

  • Abbeville High School
  • Acadiana High School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Berwick High School
  • Breaux Bridge High School
  • Brother Martin High School
  • Brusly High School
  • Cabrini High School
  • Carencro High School
  • Catholic High School - Baton Rouge
  • Catholic High School - Point Coupee
  • Catholic New Iberia
  • Cecilia High School
  • Central Private School
  • Chapelle High School
  • Comeaux High School
  • David Thibodeaux STEM
  • De La Salle High School
  • Delcambre High School
  • Donaldsonville High School
  • The Dunham School
  • Dutchtown High School
  • East Ascension High School
  • Episcopal High School
  • Erath High School
  • False River Academy
  • Family Christian Academy
  • Grand Isle High School
  • Gueydan High School
  • Hammond High School
  • Haynes Academy
  • Highland Baptist Christian School
  • Iberville MSA – East
  • Iberville STEM
  • Jeanerette High School
  • Jesuit High School
  • John Curtis High School
  • Kaplan High School
  • Lafayette High School
  • Lakeshore High School
  • Liberty Magnet High School
  • Loreauville High School
  • Madison Preparatory Academy
  • Mamou High School
  • McKinley High School
  • Morgan City High School
  • New Iberia Senior High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Northside High School
  • North Vermillion High School
  • Oak Forest High School
  • Opelousas Catholic High
  • Parkview Baptist School
  • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Tech Academy
  • Patterson High School
  • Pine Prairie High School
  • Ponchatoula High School
  • Port Allen High School
  • Sacred Heart High School - New Orleans
  • Southside High School
  • St. Amant High School
  • St. Helena High School
  • St. James College and Career
  • St. John STEM
  • St. Joseph’s Academy
  • St. Martinville Senior High School
  • St. Mary’s Dominican High School
  • St. Michael the Archangel High School
  • St. Scholastica Academy
  • STEM Point Coupee
  • Sulphur High School
  • University Lab School
  • Ursuline Academy of New Orleans
  • Ville Platte High School
  • West Feliciana High School
  • Westgate High School
  • Williams Academy
  • Woodlawn High School
  • Zachary High School

LSU STEM Pathways

26 parishes served:

Ascension, Avoyelles, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, Richland, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, Tangipahoa, Vernon, Washington, West Feliciana, and Winn.


71 schools served:

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Cain Center served the following schools offering high school credit LSU STEM pathway courses, plus an additional 20 middle and elementary schools offering non-high school credit STEM electives:

  • Alfred M. Barbe High School
  • Amite High Magnet
  • Baker High School
  • Bastrop High School
  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School
  • Beau Chene High School
  • Belaire High School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Breaux Bridge High School
  • Broadmoor Senior High School
  • Capitol Middle School
  • Carencro High School
  • Central High School
  • Central Middle School
  • Delhi Charter School
  • Denham Springs High School STEM and Robotics Center
  • Denham Springs Junior High School
  • Donaldsonville High School
  • Dutchtown High School
  • East Ascension High School
  • Einstein Charter High School at Sarah Towles Reed
  • Eunice High School
  • General Trass High School
  • Glasgow Middle School
  • Glen Oaks Senior High School
  • Grace King High School
  • Hammond High Magnet School
  • Haynes Academy School for Advanced Studies
  • IDEA Bridge
  • Juban Parc Junior High School
  • Kentwood High Magnet School
  • LA School for Ag Science
  • Leesville High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Madison High School
  • Madison Preparatory Academy
  • Mayfair Laboratory School
  • McKinley Middle Magnet School
  • McKinley Senior High School
  • Morehouse Magnet School
  • MSA East
  • New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics HS
  • New Orleans Military & Maritime Academy
  • North Central High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Park Forest Middle School
  • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy
  • Pine School
  • Pointe Coupee SMA
  • Ponchatoula High School
  • Port Barre High School
  • Rapides CTEP
  • Scotlandville Magnet High School
  • Sherwood Middle Academic Academy
  • Southeast Middle School
  • Southside Junior High School
  • St. Amant High School
  • St. James College and Careers Center
  • St. John the Baptist SMA
  • St. Martinville Junior High School
  • St. Martinville Senior High School
  • Sulphur High School
  • Tara High School
  • West Feliciana High School
  • West Feliciana Middle School
  • Westdale Middle School
  • Winnfield High School
  • Woodlawn High School
  • Woodlawn Middle School
  • Zachary High School