Spring 2015 STEP Awards

Spring 2015 STEP Awards announced.

For the Spring 2015 cycle, twelve (12) awards totaling $555,568.52 were funded by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP). Of the those proposals funded, five (5) will have an annual sustainability fund impact of $74,271.90 (average $14,854.38/project). Interestingly, this cycle, three (3) of the five (5) "sustainable" projects were SMART Classrooms/TEC rooms and the remaining were network/wireless infrastructure projects.  SMART Classrooms and TEC rooms continue to be very popular with our students.

The highest rated (by the STEP Council in rank order H-L) proposals for the cycle included: Bourgeois Hall Wireless Access Upgrade, University Computing Support Services Redundant Computing Environment, Technology for Cell and Molecular Biology Teaching Laboratory, Mouton Hall Smart Classroom Technology Enhancement (Phase 2), and A SMART Classroom in Chemistry.  Funded grant scores ranged from (H-L) 88.89 to 73.61 with an average score of 79.51. Other interesting awards included: TEC Classrooms for Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Raman Spectroscopy in Chemistry Labs, Laptops for TEC Classrooms for Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), New PSYC Instructional, Testing, & Experimental Lab Upgrade, Revitalization Undergraduate Physics Labs Phase II, Maternal-Child Learning Lab High-Fidelity Simulator: Enhancement of the Department of Nursing Learning Resource Center, and an Anthropology STEP Lab Enhancement.  The following table and graph illustrate this cycle's awards by College/Division and budget by category:

Awards by College/Division:

College of Sciences6
College of Liberal Arts3
College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions1
Rec Sports/College of Education1
Information Technology1


Award Budget Summary:

Spring 2015 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.

Spring 2015 Awards List