The “Integration of Education and Mentoring Programs at Louisiana State University” is an institutional effort designed to integrate a large number of on-going programs at Louisiana State University (LSU), especially those led by the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives and LSU’s Gordon A. Cain Center for Scientific, Technological, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) Literacy.

The Principal Investigator (PI) is:

Stuart R. Bell Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

The Co-PIs are:

Isiah M. Warner Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives
Frank Neubrander Demarcus D. Smith Alumni Professor of Mathematics and Co-Director of the LSU Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy
Brenda C. Nixon Co-Director of the LSU Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy
Guoqiang Li Joint Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering between LSU and Southern University

The PI/Co-PIs altogether have 50 on-going education/mentoring/research grants; the majority of those are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). These projects are currently supporting over 50 Ph.D. students, 300 undergraduate students, hundreds of high school teachers, and thousands of K-12 students. Therefore, an integration of these programs under the umbrella of NSF/Innovation through Institutional Integration, or I3, is appropriate. While all other projects on campus are invited to participate, we will ensure that, under the overall leadership of the OSI, the integration and coordination of a critical pool of core projects will be made through their PI/Co-PIs.

Contact Information
Director: Gloria Thomas, Ph.D.
Coordinator: Katrin Smith
Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3)
Office of Strategic Initiatives
Louisiana State University
210 Hatcher Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-7230
Fax: (225) 578-7231
E-mail: i3@lsu.edu