Innovative research that improves the quality of life across the lifespan.
Our research, whether it's educating the next generation, counseling a family, addressing aging, or affecting organizational change, impacts lives. We seek to geaux change lives every day.
Our faculty represent a wide range of academic and subject-matter experts. Our faculty research carries a dual benefit. It creates a foundation for major advances in solving the critical problems that face, nation, world. And it helps educate students to be the next scientific leaders and innovators.
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Cultural heritage institutions, including galleries, libraries, archives and museums, or GLAMs, are being impacted by climate change. About 56 percent of these institutions reported increased damage to collections due to water or moisture between 2017-2019. Of that damage, about 10 percent was the result of natural disasters. As storm season ramps up in the south, LSU researchers reached a significant milestone in a research project aimed at assisting our nation's historical/natural/scientific/cultural collections remain safe and intact.
LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, honors the exceptional research and scholarship of two LSU faculty as Distinguished Research Masters each year. In addition, the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School sponsor the Distinguished Dissertation Awards presented to two doctoral students whose research and writing demonstrate superior scholarship.
Six LSU faculty members have been selected to receive Rainmaker awards this year by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED. These faculty members show outstanding research, scholarship and creative activity for their respective ranks and disciplines.
LSU’s Edward Benoit, III, is working to make sure stories about the American war experience do not go untold.
The Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research makes a bold $1.1M investment in big, emerging ideas.
To further understand the impact of climate change on cultural and information repositories, the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C. has awarded a grant to LSU School of Library & Information Science Associate Professor Edward Benoit III and LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology Associate Professor Jill Trepanier.
Senlin Chen, PhD has been awarded a research grant from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to study the behavioral and social determinants of health in Medicaid-eligible children. The LDH's Louisiana Medicaid Program has granted $335,000 to fund this project, with LSU contributing $335,000 in match funds over two years, resulting in a total of $670,000.
The constant pursuit of discovery at LSU.
Central Hub for Research at LSU
The LSU Office of Research and Economic Development is a centralized administrative unit facilitating the scholarly and research enterprise of the university faculty. ORED also enhances the undergraduate and graduate student learning experience through research.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The College of Human Sciences & Education encourages undergraduate student research efforts through the LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Program. We support student participation with faculty mentors, resources, and funding. Explore the LSU Discover Program to learn about becoming a researcher at LSU.