LSU’s Office of Strategic Initiatives recently hosted a special event designed to connect the LSU community with alumni in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, or STEM. The LSU STEM Alumni Connect was held Feb. 12-13 at the LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center.
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.
The pocket protector serves a simple, reasonable purpose — to protect the pocket of a dress shirt from ink stains — and yet in the history of consumer products, has any other innovation been so intensely stigmatized? The pocket protector is a hallmark of geekdom, the calling card of the nerd.
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
LSU students Brandon Oubre of Norco and Paxton Turner of Baton Rouge have been awarded the prestigious, nationally competitive Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, and Rachael Keller of West Monroe and Paul Koenig of Zachary received Honorable Mention.
Grant supports training in biomedical and behavioral sciences to underrepresented students by Ryne Artigue LSU Professor Graca Vicente was recently awarded a grant of more than $2 million from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to continue Phase III of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, or IMSD. She is the Charles H. Barré… Read More
by Paige Brown Barry Dellinger, the Patrick F. Taylor Chair of LSU’s Department of Chemistry and LSU Superfund Research Center Director, was recently awarded the 2014 American Chemical Society, or ACS, Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology. The award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry and the ACS journal… Read More
Louis Haber, assistant professor of chemistry at LSU, has recently established the fastest and most powerful pulsed laser system in the Gulf south. He will use this state-of-the art system to study chemical reactions that occur on the surface of nanoparticles. “Having a fast laser is analogous to having a camera with a very fast… Read More
More than 1,600 children and parents packed the outer ring of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for Super Science Saturday, sponsored by the LSU Department of Chemistry, the LSU Athletic Department and the American Chemical Society, on Oct. 27. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. kids and their families moved from station to station participating… Read More