Sheriff’s deputy, sociologist, pilot, used car dealer, importer, entrepreneur, engineer, researcher, linguist, dreamer. Charles Malveaux is or has been all those things. He’s currently a doctoral candidate in LSU’s College of Engineering.
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
LSU Engineering professor Marybeth Lima asks: “What do the kids do out here during recess?” It was an honest question, asked of a first-grade teacher giving us a tour of her school’s playground. One of my students posed it; I teach a first-year biological engineering design course in which Louisiana State University engineering students work… Read More
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.
There’s no easy answer that pinpoints the cause of Baton Rouge’s traffic problems, and solving the problems are as tangled a task as the I-10/12 split at rush hour.
One of the biggest complaints of modern life is traffic. Contrary to popular opinion, however, there is a rhyme and reason to the way that traffic moves on roads. In fact, there is an entire field of science and engineering that looks at how different designs and control techniques influence driver behavior and how that,… Read More
A decadeslong fight over cleaning up one of the nation’s most contaminated riverbeds has posed a difficult question: how to safely remove enough toxic material from New Jersey’s Passaic River to fill two MetLife Stadiums.