By partnering with Louisiana communities, LSU works to improve lives across the state.
Achieving the Dream, a nationwide network of more than 300 community colleges, has selected seven schools it regards as “workforce and economic development engines” in rural communities. Felicity Carrier is an LSU Eunice entrepreneur.
From when he received his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from LSU in 2000 and his MD from LSU Health New Orleans in 2004, Dr. Jeffrey Kuo has been busy.
Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, the FFA program prepares members for leadership and careers in science, business, and agricultural technology.
Through the Healthy Communities initiative, LSU AgCenter extension agents are on the ground in every Louisiana parish inviting residents to decide for themselves how to best lower obesity rates where they live.
As the COVID-19 pandemic hit and hurricanes Laura and Delta then devastated culinary businesses in the southwestern part of the state, the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator in Baton Rouge quickly increased their number of tenants.
Enjoy some tasty recipes based on Louisiana ingredients from LSU researchers across the state.
In a new study, obese patients who “buddied up” with a health coach from within their own communities lost 10 times more weight than patients who received regular care.
Since April, mobile COVID-19 testing vans have been going back and forth from the new Emerging Viral Threat (EVT) Lab at LSU Health Shreveport to small towns and rural parishes all across northern Louisiana.
Students and staff at the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI) have developed a phone-based tracking system for critical commodities and people traveling across the state with support from the Louisiana National Guard.
The LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorism (NCBRT/ACE) has helped Louisiana, the U.S., as well as other countries in the world tackle large societal challenges, including biological and viral threats, for almost 30 years.
Through the support of more than a dozen local business partners and about 100 faculty and staff, the manufacturing effort for personal protective equipment inside LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center, or PMAC, created more than 20,000 protective gowns, 10,000 face shields, and 1,000 gallons of hand sanitizer in 30 days to help protect Louisiana’s healthcare professionals.
When normal supply chains for Gulf seafood began breaking with the arrival of COVID-19, Louisiana fishermen needed to reach customers in new ways to keep their boats afloat and feed their families.
The LSU River Road Testing Lab for COVID-19 that was set up in record time in March to alleviate the burden on Louisiana hospitals reached a milestone in getting test results to almost 5,000 Louisiana residents by working with 18 medical facilities and first responders across the state. It also made 8,000 test kits.
When the Louisiana Secretary of State called looking for experts to oversee the formulation of thousands of gallons of hand sanitizer to combat the coronavirus, LSU chemistry Ph.D. student Anthony Mai and his advisor, LSU Chemistry Chair John Pojman, agreed to help.
LSU AgCenter Brings Virtual Recess and Summer Camps into Homes and Backyards in Response to COVID-19
As COVID-19 closed schools and summer camps, the LSU AgCenter Louisiana 4-H Youth and Development program had to quickly adapt to connect with kids in their current schoolhouses—their homes.