About Us

ABOUT GREATER NEW ORLEANS STEM INITIATIVE (GNOSTEM)

Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative (formerly named Core Element) provides kindergarten through 12th grade math and science teachers with the tools and resources they need to deliver hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities in the classroom. GNOSTEM'S teacher professional development programs ensure that students receive the rigorous and enriched classroom instruction they need to encourage critical thinking and ultimately foster student proficiency and interest in STEM subjects and careers.

Since 2007, GNOSTEM Core Element has trained more than more than 700 teachers and impacted thousands of students. Through teacher professional development, GNOSTEM is equipping the next generation of students with the STEM skills and knowledge to become truly engaged citizens in our community.

Mission

To educate and prepare K-12 students in the Greater New Orleans region in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through teacher professional development, inquiry-based science and mathematics curricula, and materials and scholarly enrichment activities.

Vision

All students in the Greater New Orleans region can be scientifically informed citizens able to use scientific principles for knowledgeable decision-making and will be prepared to compete in the growing STEM workforce.

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Promoting Quality Teaching

University of New Orleans
UNO TRAC Center, Suite 227
University of New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans, LA 70148
504-280-5710

Jennifer B. LaCoste
Executive Director
Jennifer.LaCoste@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

Jan Brenan
Jan.Brenan@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

Michelle Mangum
Administrative Assistant
Michelle.Mangum@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

MAILING ADDRESS
Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative
P O Box 6123
Metairie, LA 70009