School of Education Alumni, Cate Heroman, Receives National Recognition for Book


Baton Rouge, LA - School of Education alumna, Cate Heroman, received national recognition at the 2018 EXCEL Awards for her book Making and Tinkering with STEM: Solving Design Challenges with Young Children.

Her award winning book, published last year by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is a hands-on resource for those who want to introduce young children to science, technology, engineering, and math. The book includes 25 engineering design challenges and suggestions for creating a space where children can tinker and use tools to solve problems.

The EXCEL Awards are presented by the Association Media and Publishing and recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications. Heroman’s book was awarded gold for a general audience book.

In addition to writing books, Heroman is an early childhood consultant, and Board Chair for the Knock Knock Children’s Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a nationally recognized educator, she taught in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, served as an early childhood administrator at the Louisiana Department of Education, and was vice president of Teaching Strategies, LLC. 

Heroman was also recognized an Alumna of Distinction by the College of Education & Human Sciences in 2016 for her outstanding contributions to the School of Education and the Baton Rouge community.



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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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