STEP News and Annoucements

For the Fall 2013 cycle, nineteen (19) awards totaling $388,931.83 were funded by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP). Of the those proposals funded, eight (8) will have an annual sustainability fund impact of $44,002.84 (average $5,500.36/project). Interestingly, this cycle, seven (7) of the eight (8) "sustainable" projects were SMART Classrooms/TEC rooms.

For the Spring 2013 cycle, nineteen (19) awards totaling $376,812.60 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 $33,034.10 (average $6,606.82/project).

The University (through the STEP Sustainability Fund - Software Licensing) has entered into a three (3) year site license agreement with SOPHOS for the SOPHOS Endpoint Security and Data Protection product for all University of Louisiana at Lafayette students, faculty and staff.  The license negotiated this Spring, resulted from a six-month comparison, evaluation, and analysis by key University IT staff.  The software is available for the Windows, Mac, Linux, and Unix platforms.

Deployment

For the Fall 2012 cycle, twenty-two (22) awards totaling $507,373.80 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 $40,100.00 (average $5,728.57/project).

For the Spring 2012 cycle, twenty-eight (28) awards totaling $647,467.51 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 $39,674.90 (average $9,918.73/project).