“The nation will require approximately one million more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals than what will be produced at current rates over the next decade.” - President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology February 2012 report to the President

Welcome to NICERC

The Cyber Innovation Center created the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) to advance its academic outreach and workforce development program. NICERC focuses on curriculum design, professional development, and collaboration in K-12 education. Project-driven curricula creates a context for the content at every level of learning. Professional development programs for K-12 teachers enable them to motivate creativity and innovation in students through problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication. The programs offered through NICERC provide a collaborative and comprehensive solution that fosters systemic change in education.

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NICERC Blog

Teacher of the Month Angie Bellotte

Follow the NICERC blog as we write about the latest in K-12 education as well as our experiences in classrooms, at conferences, and on university campuses. Also, learn more about our team, our curricula, our informal and formal educational opportunities, and our mission to advance STEAM education nationwide.

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Recent News

2014 Mini Urban Challenge - St. Joseph team

On Saturday, nearly 100 high school students competed in the 5th Annual Mini-Urban Challenge Louisiana Regional Competition, which requires high school teams to design and program a robotic car to autonomously navigate a LEGO® city. Teams earned seventy percent of their overall score as they exercised their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills on the LEGO® city competition mat. The other thirty percent was earned during an oral presentation in which the teams had to articulate their competition strategy and their use of STEM skills. In total, sixteen high school teams from Avoyelles, Bossier, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Orleans, Sabine, and Webster Parishes and Harrison County, Texas, competed over the course of twelve hours.

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