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As NASA goes boldly into that final frontier of space exploration, it understands the need for the scientific and technological breakthroughs of today to be applied in the classroom so as to cultivate the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and teachers that will continue mankind's quest out into our solar system and beyond. To provide teachers with high quality, NASA developed educational resources, NASA has established regional and state Educator Resource Centers to disseminate materials to and assist educators in providing world-class science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education nationwide.
In 1999, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) selected Louisiana Tech University as host for the NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) for Louisiana. This honor came about as the result of a competitive proposal process among institutions in Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lake Charles, and Ruston. Thanks to unique partnerships between the College of Education, College of Engineering and Science, and other University departments, the NASA ERC at Louisiana Tech University has served Louisiana educators proudly for more than ten years.
Today, the ERC provides teachers with access to all of the resource materials developed by NASA. This includes posters, educator guides, CD-ROMs, videotapes, lithographs, andother materials featuring NASA missions and aligned with national math, science, and technology content standards. ERC staff is also available to conduct workshops and classroom presentations. All of the materials and services available through the ERC are provided as a public service to educators in Louisiana.