LSU Graduate School to Host 10th Anniversary Economic Development Awards and Symposium

04/25/2014 10:27 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Graduate School will host its 10th annual Economic Development Awards and Symposium on Monday, April 28, in the LSU Student Union Ballroom. This program awards assistantships and financial support to Ph.D. students whose research is directly related to enhancing economic development.


Approximately 60 professor-student pairs will present research through a poster session from 9-10:30 a.m. From 10:30-noon and a series of speakers, including President and Chancellor F. King Alexander, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Stuart Bell, Vice Chancellor of Research & Economic Development Kalliat T. Valsaraj and Louisiana Economic Development Assistant Secretary Quentin Messer, will address the importance of economic development at LSU, Louisiana and globally.


The symposium will feature 17 projects from the College of Agriculture; seven from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences; 13 from the College of Science; one from the E.J. Ourso College of Business; two from the School of the Coast & Environment; six from the College of Human Sciences & Education; and 36 from the College of Engineering. Examples of research projects include hurricane prediction and preparedness, food security, energy efficiency and socioeconomics of poverty.





Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014