LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College and College of Science senior Zachary Fitzpatrick has been awarded a 2015 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. This award will allow him to pursue a fully funded Master of Philosophy degree in clinical science, with a specialization in rare diseases, at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.
Two slides, four platforms, 13 posts, 55 cubic feet of engineered wood fiber, 84 bags of cement and 120 volunteers. That’s what added up to the 30th playground built by the LSU Community Playground Project. For 17 years, Marybeth Lima, the Cliff & Nancy Spanier Alumni Professor in Biological & Agricultural Engineering in LSU’s College… Read More
Shell recently awarded the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at Louisiana State University a $50,000 grant that will fund up to four student assistantships. “Sea Grant is pleased that Shell decided to support our continued efforts for education and workforce development by supporting these student assistantships,” said Robert Twilley, Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) Executive Director…. Read More
Three LSU students plan to build an app to help the public hold police accountable, one of eight projects in the Social Media News Challenge. Jerry Ceppos, dean of LSU’sManship School of Mass Communication, chose seven projects Friday to receive mini-grants under the school’s Social Media News Challenge grant from the Knight Foundation.
It’s probably safe to say that most of us take our local public libraries for granted—particularly the access they provide, free of charge, to an ever-expanding array of electronic resources. In the digital age, public libraries can offer their constituents everything from online job training courses to historical archives, from language-learning tools to educational games.
Recent Honors College graduate Edward Lo has had his 2013 Honors Thesis accepted for publication in Geo-Marine Letters, a prestigious marine geology scholarly journal. Edward is the first author, and his thesis advisor Dr. Samuel Bentley, Director of the LSU Coastal Studies Institute, is second author. Dr. Kehui Xu, Assistant Professor of Oceanography at LSU, is third… Read More
Maria Vozzo’s strong interest in Deepwater Horizon research led her from North Carolina to Louisiana to study the oil’s effects on local oysters. Her work has a wide scope, from the oyster’s environmental conditions to their cellular responses. Maria’s creative adaptation of commercial oyster equipment for her research may also improve them for fisherman’s use.
LSU is the top university in the nation in granting Ph.D. degrees in chemistry to women and underrepresented minority students, according to a study published in the Journal of Chemical Education. The study cites LSU’s growth specifically in chemistry Ph.D. degrees awarded to women – 49 percent growth from 2005-09 – and African-American students – 19… Read More