LSU Campus Outreach

Undergraduate and Graduate education are the foundation of every university. The SIF supports the educational mission at LSU through providing access to high-end analytical and microscopy instrumentation for departmental courses. To expand departmental course usage, SIF charges a reduced rate (25% of normal instrument rates) for Educational use of instrumentation. Tours of the facility are free-of-charge. Educational use of instrumentation must be scheduled at the beginning of each semester in order to ensure that instrument time will be available.

If you have a course that would benefit from instrument integration or hands-on experience for your students, please contact us to schedule instrument time.

Current LSU courses utilizing the facility include:

  • GEOL 7900 - Special Topics in Geology & Geophysics
  • ME 3701 - Materials of Engineering
  • ME 4723 - Advanced Materials Analysis
  • ME 7723 - Materials Characterization Using Electron Beam Methods
  • PETE 7211 - Production System Analysis
  • ENGR 540 - Fundamentals of Engineering Materials (Southern University and A&M College)


  • AGRO 4058 - Soil Morphology and Classification
  • BIOL 1207 - Honors: Biology Lab for Science Majors
  • BIOL 4800 - Selected Topics in Biological Sciences
  • ENTM 7001 - General Entomology
  • GEOL 2081 - Mineralogy
  • GEOL 3041 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • GEOL 7133 - Sedimentary Petrography of Carbonates