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LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction Honorees 2022

LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction Honorees 2022

The LSU College of Science’s Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in their endless pursuit of excellence and fervent dedication to scientific leadership. Through their extraordinary achievements, outstanding characters, and commitments to their communities, the college’s honorees have established lasting legacies of excellence in their individual fields.

Update to LSU's Kirby Smith Hall Demolition

Update to LSU's Kirby Smith Hall Demolition

While preparations are underway for the demolition of Kirby Smith Hall in June 2022, the process for demolition of the facility has changed from a controlled explosion to the use of "high-reach" equipment that has recently become available.

LSU CEE Professor Lin Develops Superwood for Infrastructure

LSU CEE Professor Lin Develops Superwood for Infrastructure

With the development of steel and concrete piles over the years, the use of timber piles in civil infrastructure has steadily declined. While timber piles are a renewable and a low-cost foundation system, they have low stiffness and strength, limiting their applications to lightly-loaded structures. Enter superwood.

2022 LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction

LSU 2022 Hall of Distinction: D-D Breaux Named Alumna of the Year

Retired LSU gymnastics head coach D-D Breaux and country music artist Jordan Davis highlighted the roster of distinguished alumni named to the 2022 LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction.

LSU to Open First SONIC on a College Campus

LSU to Open First SONIC on a College Campus

LSU and Chartwells Higher Ed have partnered to unveil the first SONIC Drive-In location on a college campus. Slated to open in late 2022, the new SONIC will offer counter service for take-away ordering and will replace the McDonald's space in the LSU Student Union. These changes are a direct result of feedback from our students, faculty and staff who wanted a concept that would offer more variety to the campus community while still being available at an affordable price point.

Americas Competitiveness Exchange delegation

LSU Hosted High-Level International Business and Economic Development Delegation

LSU recently hosted about 70 business, economic development and government senior officials from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. to promote long-term, multinational commercial, trade and investment partnerships in the region.

Military Museum

LSU Military Museum Grand Opening, LSU ROTC Change of Command

LSU will pay tribute to its military heritage during two events on Thursday, April 7 - the grand opening of the William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum in Memorial Tower and the LSU ROTC Change of Command and Joint ROTC Awards ceremonies.

LSU junior Cale Locicero

LSU Ogden Honors, Chemistry Junior Cale Locicero Named 2022 Goldwater Scholar

LSU junior Cale Locicero has been named a 2022 Goldwater Scholar, making him the 39th in LSU’s history. The scholarship program honoring Sen. Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.

LSU Awards Tom W. Dutton Scholarship to 12 Students

LSU Awards Tom W. Dutton Scholarship to 12 Students

LSU Campus Life awarded the 2021 Tom W. Dutton Scholarship to 12 female students who were nominated for their participation and leadership in campus and community service activities.

LSU Libraries Wrap Up

LSU Libraries Wrap Up "Most Successful" Book Bazaar To Date

LSU Libraries Wrap Up "Most Successful" Book Bazaar To Date

LSU Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Corina Barbalata

LSU Engineering Faculty Design Sensor to Improve Vision of Underwater Robots

Underwater exploration is becoming more common these days thanks to subaqueous vehicles that have capabilities to photograph and collect data at deeper depths and for longer periods of time.

Rachel Mipro

LSU Alumna, Former Reveille Opinion Editor Wins Hearst Journalism Award in Explanatory Reporting Competition

Rachel Mipro is among the top five winners of the Explanatory Reporting Competition of the 2021-2022 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

VO2 Max machine

LSU Shreveport Boosts Biotech Innovation for Health in Northwest Louisiana

By adding the Human Performance Lab, LSU Shreveport, or LSUS, expands its role as a research hub and key service provider for the surrounding community, sparking innovation and new ventures.

LSU Engineering Graduate Programs on the Rise in Latest Rankings

LSU Engineering Graduate Programs on the Rise in Latest Rankings

The LSU College of Engineering saw improvement in a number of rankings today with the release of the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Engineering Graduate Schools list.

Mario Rivera

National Institutes of Health Funds LSU Chemistry Professor’s Research Aimed at Developing a New Class of Molecules for Treating Biofilm Infections

LSU Professor and William A. Pryor Chair in Chemistry Mario Rivera recently received a five-year $3.69 million National Institutes of Health, or NIH, R01 grant to develop a new strategy to kill biofilm-embedded cells and combat biofilm infections.