August 2018

Dr. Sam Sukkar, LSU biological sciences graduate and founder of  The Clinic for Plastic Surgery  in Houston, Texas, has 18 years of plastic surgery experience and has completed over 5,000 procedures. Read on to learn more about Dr. Sukkar's passion for plastic surgery and how LSU has been (and still is) a major influence in his life. | More

This semester, the university is projected to welcome its largest and most diverse freshman class ever. Preliminary numbers show that LSU is expected to welcome at least 5,800 new freshmen to campus breaking the previous record of 5,725 new freshmen enrolled in 2012. The College of Science made a significant contribution to the fall 2018 enrollment by increasing our freshman class by approximately 50 percent compared to last fall. | More
LSU Moves Up in America’s Top Colleges List, Ranked Highest Among Louisiana’s Public Universities

LSU moved up in the latest Forbes America’s Top Colleges rankings. After being recognized as one of  America’s Best Value Colleges   earlier this year, LSU is also now the highest ranked public university in Louisiana in the publication’s America’s Top Colleges list. | More
Pod 11 Takes First Place in LSU BIOS Pod Challenge

Almost 350 first-year biology and chemistry students got an early start on the semester by participating in the 2018 Biology Intensive Orientation Program for Students, or BIOS . The students were grouped into 13 pods and challenged to create a chant, poem or song to share their BIOS experience and Pod 11 struck gold with their rap and video. Check out the winning video!
Urban Geophone Array Helps Researchers
Map Northern Los Angeles Basin

Using an array of coffee-can sized geophones deployed for about a month in backyards, golf courses and public parks, Patricia Persaud , assistant professor of geology and geoscience, and Robert Clayton from the California Institute of Techology, led a research team that collected enough data to allow them to map the depth and shape of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino sedimentary basins of Los Angeles, California. | More

Peter Clift , Charles T. McCord Endowed Professor in the Department of Geology & Geophysics, explains how the largest mountains on Earth drive one of the greatest climatic events witnessed by humans on the latest Communications across the Curriculum Experimental podcast series. | More

Finding space weather events within space telescope data. Working on supercomputers. Playing in orchestra concerts. These are some of the great things Anthony Ficklin has experienced since graduating from LSU. | More
The summer/fall 2018 edition of the LSU Foundation's Cornerstone magazine was full of exciting stories about some of our most dedicated alumni and donors. Take a look at two features highlighting the work of two of our very own alumni:
Dr. Rich Rauch (Science, ’77), an expert in rocket propulsion testing, and research scientist, Dr. James “Jim” Bishop (Science, ’74).
The LSU College of Science welcomes the newest members of the Dean's Circle.
Thank you for supporting research and scholarship at LSU!

  • George & Patricia Barbier
  • Anne & Christian Boussert
  • Laurin & Matt Council
  • Mike & Donna Griffith
  • Gerald V. Hannan
  • Ashley & Elise Madray
  • Jim & Karen Nickerson
  • Ellen D. Oliver Smith
  • Raymond & Jean Turner

Support Research and Scholarship at LSU
Join the LSU College of Science Dean's Circle

The Dean's Circle (DC) is a loyal group of alumni and friends who share a passion for advancing research and scholarship at LSU. To join online, go to www.lsufoundation.org/givetoscience .

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