Research News

Laura Choate

Laura Choate Named Director of the Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education

The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education named Laura Hensley Choate, currently the interim director of the LSU Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education, as the next director of the school. Choate will begin this role on April 1.

Gamma-ray burst

NASA Missions Study What May Be a 1-In-10,000-Year Gamma-ray Burst

LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor Eric Burns led the analysis of 7,000 gamma-ray bursts to establish how frequently this brightest of all time, or BOAT, event may occur. The answer: once every 10,000 years

WFL Solving Cancer, Together

Solving Cancer, Together

With investment by the state, LSU is attracting and supporting top research talent to solve some of the biggest challenges in cancer care for patients and families, starting with Louisianans.

Large-scale nuclear simulations and quantum information science

LSU Research Professors Awarded $800K from U.S. Department of Energy

LSU quantum physics faculty are among 13 research groups in the U.S. recently selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Energy. These LSU researchers are at the forefront of interdisciplinary research in nuclear science, fundamental and applied research and quantum information science and technology.

LSU Distinguished Research Masters Guoqiang Li and Fahui Wang

Distinguished Research Masters and Dissertation Award Recipients Announced

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.

LSU researchers in saltmarsh

If You Build It, They Will Come: Study Supports Marsh Creation as a Tool to Restore Coastal Louisiana

A new study published this week and funded by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program provides positive news for the state’s plans to rebuild the coastline.

Emily Ramshaw

Innovative Media Entrepreneur Emily Ramshaw to Visit LSU, Discuss Experience Building an Independent Nonprofit Newsroom

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will join the LSU Women's Center and LSU Women's and Gender Studies to host a conversation on preserving democracy in journalism, health equity, and women in the economy and politics led by media entrepreneur Emily Ramshaw on March 22.

LSU students conduct design work in Lake Charles

Building Community Resiliency in Louisiana and Around the World

LSU helps strengthen Louisiana communities--building resiliency in areas that have been hit hard by storms and climate change including Lake Charles, where LSU President William F. Tate IV will meet with elected officials, local leaders and LSU experts today as part of the Scholarship First bus tour.

MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU and Louisiana's Largest Ports to Agree to Advance Cyber Talent, Protect Critical Infrastructure

MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU and Louisiana's Largest Ports to Agree to Advance Cyber Talent, Protect Critical Infrastructure

Media are invited to attend an event on Thursday, March 16 to announce an historic agreement between LSU, Port Fourchon and the four largest ports on the Mississippi River - Port of Baton Rouge, Port of New Orleans, Port of South Louisiana and Port of St. Bernard. The event will be held at the Port of New Orleans.

Scholarship First Bus Tour map

LSU Sets Record $6.1 Billion Economic Impact on the State

LSU supported $6.1 billion in Louisiana economic output, over $2.4 billion in statewide earnings and an estimated 45,700 direct and indirect annualized jobs in fiscal year 2021-2022. This equals $690 of output per Louisianian and $13.85 for every dollar of Louisiana state funding provided to LSU.

LSU Rainmakers

LSU Research Recognizes Six Rainmakers

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.

Professor Glenn Sumners

World-Renowned LSU Center for Internal Auditing to Add Cybersecurity, and Environmental, Social & Governance Focus

The LSU Center for Internal Auditing, the world’s first and premier university-based internal audit education program, is expanding to include a greater focus on cybersecurity risk and environmental, social & governance, or ESG, issues. In recognition of these changes, the program has been renamed the LSU Center for Internal Auditing & Cybersecurity Risk Management, or LSUCIA&CRM.

Louisiana's Barataria Basin

New Study Compares Human Contributions to Mississippi River Delta Land Loss, Hints at Solutions

Research from scientists at LSU and Indiana University reveals new information about the role humans have played in large-scale land loss in the Mississippi River Delta--crucial information in determining solutions to the crisis.

LSU On Tour

LSU Embarks on Inaugural Scholarship First Bus Tour March 13-16

LSU is taking its mission and message on the road this month. Powered by RoyOMartin, the inaugural Scholarship First bus tour will take LSU President William F. Tate IV, joined by a few special guests along the way, on a 1,000-mile winding route around Louisiana, with the goal of learning more about some of the state's key industries, listening to key stakeholders and visiting with alumni and elected officials to ensure alignment of LSU's statewide priorities in serving Louisiana.

Chen Wang

LSU Computer Science Faculty Furthering Research Into Smartphone Security

With support from the National Science Foundation, LSU Computer Science Assistant Professor Chen Wang is developing research into hand gripping as a smarthphone security verification method.