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Aaron Bivins and Samuel Snow

LSU CEE Faculty Measure, Work to Address Contamination in Louisiana Rivers

Even though temperatures will soar into the 90s this summer, Louisianans may want to think twice before jumping into a few local rivers to cool off. LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professors Aaron Bivins and Samuel Snow have a $497,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

LSU Librarians Haley Johnson and Sarah Simms

LSU Libraries Awarded Carnegie Whitney Grant to Research the Idealized American West and Its Place Today

The LSU Libraries is one of 10 institutions awarded the American Library Association's 2022 Carnegie Whitney Grant for the proposal, "Blood and Thunder: The Idealized American West and Its Place Today."

2022 'Dead Zone' May Remain Three Times Larger than the Goal Established in 2001

2022 'Dead Zone' May Remain Three Times Larger than the Goal Established in 2001

A recent forecast of the size of the "Dead Zone" in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2022 is that it will cover 5,881 square-miles of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas.

Hurricane Ida

2022 Hurricane Season: LSU Experts Available

LSU has a number of experts available to discuss topics related to storm preparedness, climate, economic impacts, recovery efforts and more during the 2022 hurricane season.

Silver Stevie Award

Skymount Medical Wins Silver Stevie Award for Its LSU-Developed DeepDrug™ Artificial Intelligence Platform to Accelerate Drug Discovery

Skymount Medical, a drug discovery company using an artificial intelligence platform developed by LSU researchers to repurpose and build new drugs for innovative new therapies, announced today that its DeepDrug™ AI platform to accelerate drug discovery has garnered a Silver Stevie Award in the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Solution category of the 20th Annual American Business Awards. This recognition further positions DeepDrug™ as a global leader in artificial intelligence.

New Director Joins LSU's Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training

New Director Joins LSU's Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training

LSU's Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training, or SNCSRT, has a new executive director, James Olson.

NASA Project

LSU ME Faculty Team Up With NASA to Advance Additively Manufactured Materials

Launch vehicles and propulsion systems are very complex and must survive extreme thermal, dynamic, pressure, and environmental loads. The materials and alloys used in these systems are often challenging to produce, costly, and have long lead times.

Hurricane Ida

2022 Hurricane & Extreme Weather Media Briefing

In preparation for hurricane season, members of the media are invited to join a virtual briefing with four leading experts in climatology, extreme weather events including hurricanes, tropical cyclones and flooding as well as hazard-resistant construction and mitigation on Tuesday, May 31.


LSU Engineering Seniors Create Unique Project, an Animatronic Head

Somewhere in the labyrinth of Patrick F. Taylor Hall, there sits a disembodied head that will provide the answers to life’s greatest mysteries, provided he is presented with the proper offering. His glowing eyes change color as he rewards you or disappoints you in a booming voice at the end of your long quest in search of knowledge.

LSU Engineering Faculty Awarded Funding by U.S. Defense Department

LSU Engineering Faculty Awarded Funding by U.S. Defense Department

Two LSU College of Engineering faculty – Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Shuangqing Wei and Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Kevin McPeak – were recently each awarded grants by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory.

LSU marine ecologist Dan Holstein scientific dives

Caribbean Coral Reefs Need Our Help

Vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life are diminishing throughout the Caribbean as global temperatures rise. Coral reefs are habitats that support the seafood industry, are barriers for coastal communities from storms, flooding and sea level rise and are attractions for tourism.

House sparrow

What Makes Some More Afraid of Change than Others?

Scientists have discovered significant differences in how the brain works in two distinct personality types: those who act fearless and those who seem afraid of new things.

National Academy of Sciences Member LSU Professor Nancy Rabalais

Nancy Rabalais Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

LSU College of the Coast & Environment Professor Nancy Rabalais was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on April 29. She is among the 120 elected members - and the only one from Louisiana - recognized for her distinguished achievements in original research in 2021.


Octo-Tiger Awarded Access to the World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Researchers who recently developed “Octo-Tiger,” a breakthrough astrophysics code that simulates the evolution of star systems, have been granted access to the supercomputer Fugaku in Tokyo.

Kelli Moran

LSU Student Receives NSF Grant to Study Water Management and Resiliency in the Netherlands

LSU student Kelli Moran is one of 14 in the nation to receive a National Science Foundation Grant that supports graduate student study in the Netherlands. Moran is a doctoral candidate in the College of the Coast & Environment.