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By partnering with Louisiana communities, LSU works to improve lives across the state.

LSU's Edward Benoit, III's father, Edward Benoit, Jr., wrote many letters home while in the Air Force

Virtual Footlocker Project Helps Soldiers, Archivists Save Military Memorabilia

LSU’s Edward Benoit, III, is working to make sure stories about the American war experience do not go untold.

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LSUA Extends Department of Defense STARBASE Program to Western Louisiana

LSU Alexandria has partnered with the Department of Defense to extend its premier youth outreach program, STARBASE, to Fort Polk Army base and schools in western Louisiana, help build the state’s and nation’s STEM workforce.

LSU Health New Orleans burn surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Carter with Ukrainian and New Orleans colleagues

LSU Health New Orleans Leads Education to Treat Burn and Blast Injuries

Burn surgeons at LSU Health New Orleans are helping first responders in military war zones and civilian life learn how to treat burn and blast injuries with $4.6 million in support from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command.

LSU Bengal Corps

LSU Bengal Corps Develops Leaders for State and National Security

Freshmen and sophomores at LSU and Southern University are now pursuing a two-year leadership development program piloted by the LSU Leadership Development Institute (LDI). The goal is to develop future leaders for both military and civilian life. All of the students are either ROTC cadets, cybersecurity majors or both.

Tara Jones was interviewed by LSU students

Ogden Honors Students Capture Voices of Louisiana’s Veterans

Students in the LSU Ogden Honors College are capturing powerful first-person narratives of Louisianans who served in the military.

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AI Smartphone App Helps Mentally Ill, Families, Caregivers

Through a partnership with Capital Area Human Services District, one of Louisiana’s largest behavioral health providers, LSU leverages AI technology to catch early warning signs of serious mental illness and improve treatment.

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LSU AgCenter Works to Give Sugarcane Farmers a Sweeter Deal Using AI, Drones

Ongoing LSU research collaborations with farmers across Louisiana is leveraging data science to grow more and better food and fiber despite great challenges.

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LSU Health New Orleans, PBRC Use AI to Unlock a Person’s Ideal Diet

LSU Health New Orleans and LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center have partnered to leverage new technologies, including artificial intelligence, or AI, in the fight against diet-related disease and health disparities in Louisiana through the Nutrition for Precision Health study.

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Robotics Broadens Access to STEM Careers in Central Louisiana

“In my 26 years as a teacher, this has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done,” said Ashley Beaubouef of J.I. Barron Elementary in Pineville, Louisiana, on coaching robotics with LSU Alexandria's mentorship and support.

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City of Shreveport Partners with LSUS to Improve Safety, Services Using AI

The City of Shreveport works with LSUS to develop AI-driven technology more quickly and affordably to improve city services, safety.

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LSU-Harvard Research Could Help Millions Gain Access to Credit

Less than half of all U.S. adults have access to prime credit because of their credit score. But new LSU and Harvard University research shows a lot more people could become eligible if lenders use artificial intelligence, or AI, and alternative data, such as education and employment history.

Cherice Harrison-Nelson

LSU Health New Orleans Supports Musicians and Artists

Meet Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society and breast cancer survivor.

Traci Birch

“I Fight Harder for This Place Because It Is So Unique”

Meet Traci Birch, assistant professor of architecture and managing director of the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, who works on large, interdisciplinary projects to help Louisiana communities protect themselves from flooding and environmental disasters.

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LSU Shreveport Sparks Innovation at Barksdale Air Force Base and Beyond

Through sustained collaboration with STRIKEWERX, the innovation hub of the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, LSU Shreveport’s Cyber Collaboratory has become a key provider of expertise and innovative solutions for nearby Barksdale Air Force Base and the nation’s air defense.