The LSU Student Incubator will host its fourth annual Venture Challenge at the Lod Cook Hotel on Thursday, April 23, to support LSU students in their entrepreneur endeavors. The program will award $25,000 cash to six participating student businesses.
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.
Louisiana Business & Technology Center Hosts Latin American Entrepreneurs for the “LA Idea” Incubator Program
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, or LBTC, recently hosted Latin American entrepreneurs from Chile, Peru, Columbia and Mexico for a two-week, specialized training session. The visitors were participants in the Latin American Idea Partnership, or “LA Idea,” Incubator Program, which was designed to support new, innovative companies with high-growth potential.
An international team of scientists has completed the largest whole genome study of a single class of animals to date. To map the tree of life for birds, the team sequenced, assembled and compared full genomes of 48 bird species representing all major branches of modern birds from the LSU Museum of Natural Science’s Collection… Read More
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, or GoMRI, recently announced its second round of BP-funded consortium research grants to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In this round, GoMRI has granted $140 million to 12 collaborative research projects, which support several LSU researchers’ work. One of the projects LSU sociologists are leading is the… Read More
At the LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Research Center, John Russin, vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter oversees researchers developing new processes in biofuels from Energy Cane (high-fiber sugarcane) and sweet sorghum, using existing Louisiana sugarcane factory infrastructure. Currently, these factories operate only three months out of the year, so biofuel could keep them open longer by… Read More
Three LSU faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society. Each Fellow is elected by their peers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Birds that are related, such as Darwin’s finches, but that vary in beak size and behavior specially evolved to their habitat are examples of a process called speciation. It has long been thought that dramatic changes in a landscape like the formation of the Andes Mountain range or the Amazon River is the main… Read More