Building new bridges
New Tech @ Ruston Director Cathi Cox-Boniol recently participated in the 2011 CAREER Award Regional Forum in Baton Rouge. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development and the LSU Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy, the event was a networking forum for NSF CAREER Awardees, Aspiring CAREER Awardees and Representatives from government, K-12 Education, Universities, Foundations and Industries. The forum provided Cox-Boniol an opportunity to showcase the New Tech program. As a result, the program has been contacted by LSU and Grambling State University, who are interested in pursuing enhanced partnerships through their grant proposals. Cox-Boniol recently met with Dr. Graham Bodie in LSU’s Department of Communication Studies to plan a proposal including all New Tech @ Ruston students.