By partnering with Louisiana communities, LSU works to improve lives across the state.
Meet Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society and breast cancer survivor.
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.
Meet LSU student William Gaspard Jr.
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.
LSU Health Shreveport improves care through biomechanical research.
By leveraging technology, LSU PBRC researchers are putting science in the hands of soldiers and their families—and everyone.
On what used to be six racquetball courts, there are now three top-notch research labs dedicated to the study of human movement at LSU Shreveport (LSUS)—an exercise science lab, a motion analysis lab, and a motor behavior lab—collectively known as the Human Performance Lab.
In the very first study to look at impacts of the ongoing pandemic on hurricane preparedness and resilience in Louisiana, researchers at LSU Health New Orleans partnered with more than two dozen community leaders to help validate facts on the ground and turn observations into actionable data.
When the Louisiana chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a global environmental organization with more than one million members and the largest such non-profit in the U.S., realized they needed more diverse messaging—and messengers—to reach more people in local communities, they turned to the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication.
Investing in education and restoration efforts with elementary, middle, and high school youth.
In the wake of the 2016 floods, which devastated not just Tangipahoa Parish but turned 21 south Louisiana parishes into federal disaster areas, faculty and students in the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio and LSU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering began collaborating with local government and communities to set Tangipahoa Parish on a path toward resilience.
LSU scholars in construction management, oceanography and coastal sciences, sociology, and psychology are working to gather data on the economic, equity, and emotional aspects of living in an increasingly flood-prone place, and provide homeowners with better guidance.
Social worker Jo Anna Fisher’s career did not skip a beat, despite the pandemic and loss of a family member. LSU now offers more than 100 programs online.
Through at least 20 programs that often reach beyond campus borders into local communities and schools, all the way from kindergarten through college and into professional life, almost a thousand minority students in Louisiana are connected with STEM resources and research each year on the LSU campus.
Jared Taylor was planning on becoming a medical doctor to help treat people with cancer, but now finds himself almost literally in space, working on solutions to shield astronauts from dangerous radiation.