Fall 2014 STEP Awards

Fall 2014 STEP Awards announced

For the Fall 2014 cycle, fourteen (14) awards totaling $424,834.78 were funded by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP). Of the those proposals funded, four (4) will have an annual sustainability fund impact of $39,162.00 (average $9,790.50/project). Interestingly, this cycle, two (2) of the four (4) "sustainable" projects were SMART Classrooms/TEC rooms and the remaining were network/wireless infrastructure projects.

The highest rated (by the STEP Council in rank order H-L) proposals for the cycle included: Dupre Library Wireless Access Point Deployment, Materials Center Computer Update, H.L. Griffin 307 Computer Classroom PC Replacement, Digitizing L’Acadien, Audio Instructional Lab Upgrade (Burke-Hawthorne Annex), Macintosh Lab Campus Integration Pilot, and Microbiology Lab Computer/Projector. Funded grant scores ranged from (H-L) 86.46 to 68.75. Other interesting awards included: EE Computational Upgrades; PSYC Instructional, Testing, and Experimental Lab; MODL Language Resource Center Replacement (HLG 109); TEC Classrooms for Department of Military Science; Virtual Desktop for Software Development Education; UAV’s for Student Projects; and EDCI SMART Classroom. The following table and graph illustrate this cycle's awards by College/Division and budget by category:

Awards by College/Division:

College of Education4
College of Liberal Arts4
College of Sciences3
College of Engineering1
Dupré Library1
Information Technology1


Award Budget Summary:

Fall 2014 STEP Budget by Category 


Note: To review the list of the funded grants, please use the link below to navigate to the awards list page. Once there, click on the title of each proposal to review the summary information and access the detail proposal. Note: All proposals are formatted in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Fall 2014 Awards List