Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Younger as the Interim Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
Ms. Younger most recently served as Associate Professor of Biology and Department Chairperson of Science at BRCC from 2009 to 2017. As such, she was directly involved with the development of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technician program. She also served as principle investigator for two Louisiana Board of Regents' Enhancement grants focused on the development and support of environmental and engineering technician programs for Louisiana's workforce. Prior to that role, she worked as a research microscopist in the Microscopy Center at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
Ms. Younger said she looks forward to working with department chairpersons and faculty to strengthen the academic performance of students, champion teamwork within the division and campus community, and build partnerships with business and industry.
Ms. Younger has a Master's degree in Zoology and Physiology from Louisiana State University.
Her current projects include work as a co-investigator of a NASA-LSU initiative, Launching Louisiana Community College Students into STEM and a National Institute of Health Bridges to the Baccalaureate grant with LSU that assists BRCC biological sciences and biological engineering students in their transition to LSU and provides undergraduate research experiences.
She assumed her role as Interim Dean on January 23, 2017.