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.
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.
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.