Big Ideas & Projects

It seems like there’s always something fun and engaging going on! The following projects or events focus on making an impact on students, teachers, or both!

/ / NWLA STEM on Screen Film Festival

This year marked the second annual Northwest Louisiana STEM on Screen Film Festival hosted by Bossier Schools and the Robinson Film Center. The festival celebrates films which rich STEM themes and allows students to explore these themes with the help of local STEM industry and higher education partners. Each year, films are selected to compliment the growing STEM industries in the Northwest Louisiana region. The 2018 festival featured two films, The Greatest Showman and WarGames, and showcased the work of three local STEM industries.

/ / Campus 2 Campus Connection: Centenary College + EGMSTEM

Leveraging connections and building stronger bonds between public K-12 and local higher education institutions is a win/win for everyone! For our STEM program, the connection with Dr. Rebecca Murphy at Centenary College brings so much enrichment to both our middle school and Centenary College’s biology undergraduates.

Benefits to EGMSTEM

  • Early exposure to local higher education institutions, admission requirements, and financial aid.
  • Activities geared to remediate and deepen students’ understanding of inquiry-based biology-related concepts.
  • Students connected to college-aged mentors who excel both socially and academically at the higher education level.

Benefits to Centenary College

  • Mentorship opportunities allow college students the opportunities to engage civically with local K-12 institutions.
  • Foundational concepts are reinforced through redelivery to a younger audience.
  • College students are exposed to the field of education, a possible alternative pathway from their current field of study.