In recognition of exceptional achievements in research and scholarship, the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, presents the Distinguished Research Master Awards each year. Two faculty members are selected as Distinguished Research Masters, and the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Graduate School recognize two graduate students with the Distinguished Dissertation Award. Both awards honor recipients for… Read More
Members of the media may be interested in contacting LSU experts for comment or analysis throughout the 2015 hurricane season. LSU’s faculty study all aspects of risks associated with living in the coastal zone, and their areas of expertise include evacuation and emergency preparation; waves, wind and storm surge; water and environmental issues; and coastal land… Read More
ORAU has awarded competitive research grants totaling $175,000 to 35 junior faculty from its member institutions. The annual grants are made through the company’s Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards program that provides funds to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty.
Karen Maruska, LSU assistant professor of biological sciences and 2013 recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and postdoctoral scholar Brian Grone at the University of California, San Francisco, have uncovered the long lost twin of one of the most extensively studied genes in the brain. The researchers’… Read More
BATON ROUGE –Seven current LSU students or recent graduates have been recognized by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, as 2015 Graduate Fellows, and three received honorable mention. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or GRFP, recognizes and supports exemplary students in the NSF-supported STEM fields who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral… Read More
When she arrived at LSU in 1976 to study English, Mary Manhein was focused on sentence structures, Southern authors and completing her degree while raising two elementary school-age sons. More than 30 years later, as her career is winding down, Manhein is one of the most well-known forensic anthropologists in the nation thanks to her… Read More
Business Report: New LSU Inventorship Showcase highlights tech transfer between researchers and regional business community
The LSU Office of Innovation and Technology Commercialization will showcase the breakthrough technologies, inventions and potential commercial applications of LSU researchers to the regional business community at a first-of-its kind event next month.
Using a novel, helicopter-borne sensor to penetrate below the surface of large swathes of terrain, a team of researchers supported by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, has gathered compelling evidence that beneath the Antarctica ice-free McMurdo Dry Valleys lies a salty aquifer that may support previously unknown microbial ecosystems and retain evidence of ancient… Read More
The LSU Student Incubator awarded $25,000 cash to six student-run startups during the culmination of the Fourth Annual Venture Challenge last Thursday, April 23. This is the fourth year the Venture Challenge has showcased LSU’s brightest student entrepreneurs, and the LSU Student Incubator plans to continue providing student business with the total startup experience next… Read More
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Student Incubator program at the Louisiana Business & Technology Center, or LBTC, selected four finalists to pitch in the Fourth Annual Venture Challenge at the Lod Cook Hotel on Thursday, April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. The Venture Challenge showcases LSU’s brightest student entrepreneurs and provides their businesses with… Read More