Tens of thousands of pounds of plastic Mardi Gras beads enter the environment every year. After the parades, 
most of the discarded beads end up in the landfill. A biologist at LSU is developing an innovative way to solve 
this problem by creating biodegradable Mardi Gras beads.  READ MORE >


LSU professor receives China's top foreign science and technology award
China's President Jinping Xi presented the 2017 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People's Republic of China to Professor Earl Ward Plummer, a faculty member in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy. Plummer was one of seven people to receive this award for his contribution to the development of science and technology in China. Read more.

LSU researchers debunk alien megastructures theory surrounding Taby's Star
A team of more than 100 researchers, led by LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Tabetha Boyajian, is one step closer to solving the mystery behind the "most mysterious star in the universe." KIC 8462852, or "Tabby's Star," nicknamed after Boyajian, is otherwise an average star.  Get the latest info.

LSU geoscientists use course-embedded research to immerse undergraduates in geological research
It's not common for a sophomore in college to get the chance to use sophisticated imaging and analysis equipment like an electron microprobe so early in their studies. That sets Louisiana State University apart, where undergraduates in the geoscience program are immersed early on in geological research with hands-on experience using the EPMA, which stands for Electron Probe Analyzer, often more commonly just called a microprobe. Learn more.


Its. Science. It's Art. It's Crude Life.  The Crude Life Portable Museum, A Citizen Art and Science Investigation of Gulf of Mexico Biodiversity after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill,  popped into the LSU Museum of Natural Science  in January, 2018, making a splash for curious visitors wanting to escape unusually icy weather in Louisiana.  Learn more about the museum from its creators.

From Microscopic to Telescopic Views, Here are LSU Scientists' New Year's Resolutions. LSU scientists have mad science goals for 2018, from  simulating and modeling stars and other celestial interactions , to spending more time in the field, to becoming more effective science communicators. To celebrate a new year of science and science communication resolutions, we asked several researchers in the LSU College of Science to tell us what their goals are for 2018! Check it out!

Read more exciting posts on The Pursuit blot at lsuscienceblog.com


LSU Girls Night at the Museum
March 9th  |  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  | LSU Museum of Natural Science

The LSU Museum of Natural Science and College of Science are looking for girls in grades 4 through 6 to spend an evening exploring the museum collections, enjoying fun hands-on science activities, snacking and chatting with women scientists, and learning more about the women leading some of the university's most exciting science adventures. Girls in grades 4th - 6th are encouraged to apply. 

Application deadline: February 16th  |   Click here to apply!

Nano Days
February 24  |  2 p.m. - 6 p.m.  |  Highland Road Park

LSU will host its ninth annual " NanoDays" event at the end of February to celebrate and inform residents of the advances in nanotechnology.  This free family-friendly event billed as "The Biggest Event for the Tiniest of Science" will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Highland Road Park Observatory. Following the event, David Young, a professor in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, will give a give a presentation called "Alternative Energy! Using nanotechnology to improve the performance of thermoelectric materials," at 6:15 p.m.  Learn more.

The International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC)

March 12-16  |  Louisiana State University


The International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC) was established in 1990 to encourage and bring together scientists and engineers working in the interdisciplinary field of quantum information science and technology. To date, thirteen such meetings have been held and the fourteenth will take place March 12-16, 2018 at LSU. Read more.


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