On a hot July morning, LSU Mechanical Engineering sophomores Liam Songné and Carter Mims find shade under a hovering old oak tree while they work on a vintage car in the driveway. Most people collect old cars to restore them, but these students are doing quite the opposite. They are dismantling an already-sparse 1966 Dodge Coronet to race as part of the newly-formed Lemons Racing Club at LSU.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an LSU-led consortium a $4.9 million project to support the first phase of the Pelican Gulf Coast Carbon Removal project. The Pelican Consortium, which includes Shell and the University of Houston, will evaluate the feasibility of building a direct air capture (DAC) hub in Louisiana. DAC technologies capture CO2 directly from the atmosphere. The captured CO2 can then be used to manufacture products or be permanently stored in deep geological formations. As envisioned, the hub would enable accelerated and replicable carbon removal and permanent storage in ways that protect and generate jobs in the state.
LSU Names Michael Antoine Associate Vice President for Campus Safety, Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Response
LSU has named Michael Antoine to the inaugural position of Associate Vice President for Campus Safety, Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Response. In this role, Antoine will have the charge of managing and executing overall operations and strategy related to the LSU Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Emergency Operations Center.
LSU awarded 1,039 degrees to graduates at the university's 311th commencement exercises today, the highest number of degrees awarded during summer commencement ever. The previous record was 969 graduates in summer 2021. These new LSU alumni and their hometowns can be viewed on the LSU Graduates List and the LSU Commencement website.
More than 1,000 LSU students are expected to graduate during LSU's 311th commencement ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 11, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography and Anthropology Research Preservation of Native American Sites
Research has shown that the Louisiana coast is slipping away little by little, which will continue to impact coastal communities. One such community that goes mostly unnoticed are Native Americans, whose archaeological sites are greatly affected by coastal erosion. Wanting to help Louisiana tribes sustain their sacred ground, faculty in the LSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology are working alongside other Louisiana universities to evaluate and determine how these tribes can protect their land.
Media are invited to attend the opening of the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas (IEAGHG) Monitoring Network Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 8 a.m., in the Noland/Laborde Hall at the Cook Conference Center on LSU’s campus.
In a lab on the third floor of Patrick F. Taylor Hall, LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Kofi Christie is bouncing from one station to another, checking in with the four students who make up the Christie Research Group. The fragile membranes they are creating and working with are relatively small, but if all goes to plan, the knowledge and insight they produce could be huge.
Hurricane season officially runs June 1 through November 30, but Louisiana State Climatologist and LSU professor Barry Keim and a group of researchers are finding hurricane season is becoming longer in duration, with the season beginning earlier and ending later.
LSU Business Professor Authors New Study That Reveals Insights Into Insider Computer Abuse and Organizational Security
Insider computer abuse (ICA), or the unauthorized and deliberate misuse of organizational information resources by insiders, continues to be a significant threat to organizational information systems security. Despite efforts to deter and sanction such behavior, recent studies have shown that many employees are willing to share confidential or regulated information under certain circumstances, and a significant number of security breaches are linked to insiders. These findings indicate that current security measures, mostly relying on deterrence-based sanctions, are not effectively addressing the issue of ICA.
LSU Civil & Environmental Engineering Team Examines Effects of Rising Sea Levels Along Texas Coastal Bend
According to the Texas General Land Office, 64% of the Texas coast is eroding at an average rate of six feet per year, with some areas losing more than 30 feet per year. Coastal erosion for any city or state means property values decrease; homes and businesses are lost; local economies feel the impact of less tourism; farming and fishing industries are impacted; and roads and infrastructure are at risk. Nothing can be done to control Mother Nature, but creating buffers between storm surge and the land can greatly reduce coastal erosion over time.
The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education named Alex Garn, PhD, as interim director of the LSU School of Kinesiology. Garn will begins this role immediately, following the retirement of Director Melinda Solmon, PhD.
A new means of wound-healing technology could be available to surgeons and patients in the near future thanks to a team of researchers from LSU Biological Engineering, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, and Inha University in the Republic of Korea.
Danny Barrow has been selected to serve as LSU's Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Barrow has been serving as the Interim Vice President since March. In the permanent role, Barrow will continue to lead recruiting and retention efforts that attract the best and brightest students who will succeed in the classroom and beyond, continuing to elevate LSU's academic profile.
The LSU Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization has named its new director, technology licensing and commercialization veteran Spencer Rogers.