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SU LIGO Project

In 2006, Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge in partnership with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) created an education center known as the LIGO Science Education Center (SEC).
LIGO Science Education Center (SEC)
This multi-layered LIGO-SEC Partnership includes the LIGO Science Education Center in Livingston Parish, Southern University and A&M College, and the San Francisco Exploratorium.
Through the initial formation of the partnership, the overall goal was to create a model of educational and informational excellence by encouraging scientific learning and understanding. Initiatives and programs were developed to expose "LIGO-science" to the public, positively influence science teachers' teaching, engage students across Louisiana and the southern region of the United States in STEM, and provide a partnership model supporting inquiry-based teaching and learning. 
                                                    Photo by William Katzman (LIGO Program Leader)
                                                             SUBR-LIGO docents at the LIGO-SEC
Katzman, W. (2020). LIGO/SUBR docents explore the Catenary Arch exhibit together at the LIGO Science Education Center [Photograph].
SUBR-LIGO Project Teacher Impact