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LSU Cyber AI Team Supports $25 Million National Defense and Energy Project

LSU Cyber AI Team Supports $25 Million National Defense and Energy Project

The National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy, has awarded $50 million in cooperative agreements to only two university consortia to support nuclear security and nonproliferation. LSU researchers will work with colleagues at 15 universities and eight national labs to develop AI models to protect the nation from nuclear threats while training a new generation of data science, cyber and AI experts.

Jay Grymes Named Louisiana State Climatologist

Jay Grymes Named Louisiana State Climatologist

Jay Grymes, chief meteorologist for WAFB-TV and interim Louisiana state climatologist since February, has been named the permanent state climatologist, effective Aug. 1.

‘Swamp Power’ Preserved Ancient Underwater Forests

LSU Researchers Discover 'Swamp Power' Preserved Ancient Underwater Forests

For more than 60,000 years, the standing tree stumps of the Alabama Underwater Forest--now 60 feet below the surface in the Gulf of Mexico--have remained intact, protected by the biogeochemical processes of the swamps and marshes they originally grew in.

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LSU and NATO Team Up on Cyber Defense Training

NATO's annual Cyber Coalition training exercise draws about 1,200 participants from the 32 member nations as well as allies and partners.

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Higher Education Group Honors Maas for Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Andrew J. Maas, Louisiana State University's associate vice president for Research, Office of Innovation & Ecosystem Development, has been awarded the Outstanding Contributions to Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Award at the Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education 2024.

LSU Tiger TV Wins National In-Depth Reporting Award, Students Take Home 15 Regional Awards in Collegiate Journalism Excellence

LSU Tiger TV Wins National In-Depth Reporting Award, Students Take Home 15 Regional Awards in Collegiate Journalism Excellence

LSU Tiger TV, the University’s student-run broadcast station, is a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence (MOE) 2023 national winner for its television in-depth reporting piece, “Food Insecurity.” Tiger TV had been recently recognized as the regional winner in this category, along with 14 other MOE awards won by LSU student journalists in the 2023 Region 12 SPJ competition.

2024 Louisiana Survey Shows Views on Renewable Energy Expansion Split

2024 Louisiana Survey Shows Views on Renewable Energy Expansion Split

Researchers from the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication released the third report of the 2024 Louisiana Survey. Findings show residents support expanding fossil fuels and renewable energy resources.

LSU Sets Historic Record for Research Activity at $488 Million

LSU Sets Historic Record for Research Activity at $488 Million

Statewide achievement in research across all campuses added $1.3 billion in economic impact for Louisiana. Increased federal research funding demonstrates enduring success of LSU's Scholarship First Agenda.

2024 Louisiana Survey Shows Support for Broad Spectrum of Crime Policies

2024 Louisiana Survey Shows Support for Broad Spectrum of Crime Policies

Researchers from the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication released the second report of the 2024 Louisiana Survey. Findings show Louisiana residents approve of a broad spectrum of policies to address crime and criminal justice issues.

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Two LSU Engineering Seniors Among 71 Astronaut Scholars Selected Nationwide

LSU Computer Engineering senior Tiernan Dautle and LSU Chemical Engineering senior Peter Vallet were two of 71 students chosen nationwide to receive scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation for college students studying STEM subjects.

Louisiana Board of Regents-funded project builds successful early childhood workforce

LSU Early Childhood Institute Collaborates on Louisiana Board of Regents-funded project builds successful early childhood workforce

In order to build a robust early childhood workforce pipeline, the Louisiana Board of Regents funded a high school dual enrollment project to prepare students for work in early childhood care and education.

2024 Louisiana Survey Shows Continued Perception that State is Headed in the Wrong Direction

2024 Louisiana Survey Shows Continued Perception that State is Headed in the Wrong Direction

Researchers from the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication released the first report of the 2024 Louisiana Survey. Findings show most Louisiana residents think the state is heading in the wrong direction, but their perceptions of the economy and confidence in state government have improved.

LSU Ranks No. 56 Among Top 100 Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents

LSU Ranks No. 56 Among Top 100 Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents

LSU jumped to No. 56 among universities granted U.S. utility patents in the National Academy of Inventors' 2023 Top 100 ranking. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, there are more than 2,500 undergraduate degree-granting institutions in the nation. The National Academy of Inventors ranks the top 100 among them using the number of patents received by their faculty in a single year.

Infectious Bacteria May Hold Cure for Untreatable Cancer

Infectious Bacteria May Hold Cure for Untreatable Cancer

The bacteria that cause strep throat and hospital-acquired infections could play a role in treating inoperable tumors that resist radiation and chemotherapy.

Sixteen LSU Students Win Prestigious Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships

Sixteen LSU Students Win Prestigious Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships

This month, sixteen LSU students are being awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship by the US Department of State. This competitive scholarship program funds study abroad opportunities for students across the US, with the goal of developing global competencies in the next generation of US leaders (US State Dept.). Having sixteen LSU students receive this award is an incredible accomplishment - LSU students secured more Gilman awards than students at any other Louisiana university and attained the second highest number of awards in the SEC.