Official blog of the College of Science at Louisiana State University

In this blog we showcase the broad spectrum of research and science communication underway in the LSU College of Science and the people at the forefront of these innovative projects. By following this blog you will meet student researchers contributing to groundbreaking investigations, students engaging in meaningful science communication, leading faculty experts on today’s most pressing issues and adventuresome scientists traveling to remote locations to uncover new species.

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Blog Authors

Our regular blog authors include Paige Jarreau, science communication specialist for the College of Science, and Nicki Button, LSU Geology & Geophysics graduate student and College of Science Communications graduate assistant. Our blog editor is Dawn Jenkins, Director of Communications for the College of Science. For blog contributions, contact Paige at

About the College

The LSU College of Science is committed to developing and maintaining world-class research programs, and educating the next generation of international leaders in the sciences. Supported by a community of diverse, innovative and well-funded faculty and staff, the college provides rich invaluable research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students to help prepare tomorrow’s scientists for rewarding careers in education, medicine, research, business or public service.

The college consists of five academic departments: Biological SciencesChemistryGeology & GeophysicsMathematics, and Physics & Astronomy, and the Museum of Natural Science, and includes more than 200 tenure-track faculty, 40 instructors, and 100 administrative, research and technical staff. Currently, the college has more than $27 million in external funding for research.