By partnering with Louisiana communities, LSU works to improve lives across the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 partnerships between the university and Louisiana Economic Development, the City of Shreveport, local K-12 schools, the Air Force, and industry—including small businesses—students like Ricard are starting to see what it actually means to boost high-tech innovation in northwestern Louisiana.
Across the state, LSU is working to provide more and better healthcare for rural residents. From New Orleans to Shreveport, several university programs educate care providers specifically to help fight health disparities.
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.
LSU has helped lower the Louisiana prison population by almost one-fourth in three years.
In a historic win for LSU of Alexandria (LSUA) and career prospects in central Louisiana, a collaborative faculty team has received $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to help LSUA students become highly effective biology, chemistry, and math teachers in high-need high schools after they graduate.