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The National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy, has awarded $50 million in cooperative agreements to only two university consortia to support nuclear security and nonproliferation. LSU researchers will work with colleagues at 15 universities and eight national labs to develop AI models to protect the nation from nuclear threats while training a new generation of data science, cyber and AI experts.

For more than 60,000 years, the standing tree stumps of the Alabama Underwater Forest--now 60 feet below the surface in the Gulf of Mexico--have remained intact, protected by the biogeochemical processes of the swamps and marshes they originally grew in.

NATO's annual Cyber Coalition training exercise draws about 1,200 participants from the 32 member nations as well as allies and partners.

Andrew J. Maas, Louisiana State University's associate vice president for Research, Office of Innovation & Ecosystem Development, has been awarded the Outstanding Contributions to Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Award at the Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education 2024.

Statewide achievement in research across all campuses added $1.3 billion in economic impact for Louisiana. Increased federal research funding demonstrates enduring success of LSU's Scholarship First Agenda.

LSU jumped to No. 56 among universities granted U.S. utility patents in the National Academy of Inventors' 2023 Top 100 ranking. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, there are more than 2,500 undergraduate degree-granting institutions in the nation. The National Academy of Inventors ranks the top 100 among them using the number of patents received by their faculty in a single year.