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
Merry late Christmas! I hope everyone had and is continuing to have a great holiday. The holiday times here have been quite busy but very enjoyable all the same. The week leading up to Christmas was spent out on the Ross Ice Shelf testing the hot water drill along with the scientific instrumentation from each… Read More
There is so much to fill you in on! The last week and some odd days have been incredibly busy preparing for the science aspect of the test coming up in mid-December on the Ross Ice Shelf; this is where we will be testing the hot water drill and science instruments for the first time… Read More
BY Peyton Adkins 11.24.12 Today will be my first full day in McMurdo, Antarctica! McMurdo serves as the United States Antarctic science facility and harbors approximately 1200 people at one time. Currently there are 917 residents here! Back in New Zealand we received our cold weather gear, which includes everything from socks to thick warm… Read More
BY Peyton Adkins It is one month until I leave for Antarctica! Just a quick background on me before you find out what it is I am talking about. I am starting my senior year at LSU as a pre-med English literature major, and I have worked in Dr. Brent Christner’s lab in Life… Read More