|Carlos Spaht received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from LSU in 1970. Since
1990, most of his focus has been on LaPREP, a program which he envisioned,
developed, directs, and for which he acquires funding sources. It is designed
for high-ability middle and high school students with the purpose of encouraging
and instructing them to successfully complete a college program, preferably
in math, science, or engineering. LaPREP has been very successful, receiving
accolades from local, state, and national organizations, including the National
Science Foundation and the Mathematical Association of America.