Spring 2014 STEP Awards

Spring 2014 STEP Awards announced

For the Spring 2014 cycle, eleven (11) awards totaling $483,722.33 were funded by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP). Of the those proposals funded, seven (7) will have an annual sustainability fund impact of $82,193.90 (average $11,741.99/project). Interestingly, this cycle, five (5) of the seven (7) "sustainable" projects were network/wireless infrastructure projects and the remaining two were SMART Classrooms/TEC rooms.

The highest rated (by the STEP Council in rank order H-L) proposals for the cycle included: Projector Replacement for English Department Computer Classroom H.L. Griffin 106, MDD Wireless Access Point Deployment, MDSN Wireless Access Point Deployment, Data Network Building Speed Enhancement - Phase II, A SMART Classroom in Chemistry, and Wireless Access for Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).  Funded grant scores ranged from (H-L) 63.34 to 54.17. Other interesting awards included: C. L. Rougeou Hall STEP Smart Classrooms 336, MX Wireless Access Point Deployment, New Computers in the Freshman Biology Labs, EDCI Mobile Computer Cart Updates, and a Mobile Version of the University’s Website.

The following table and graph illustrate this cycle's awards by College/Division and budget by category:

 Awards by College/Division:

Information Technology4
College of Sciences3
College of Liberal Arts2
College of Education1
Office of Communications and Marketing1


Award Budget Summary:

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.

Spring 2014 Awards List