College of Science

We are Louisiana’s primary scientific intellectual resource and a national leader in creating and sharing knowledge through teaching, research, and discovery.

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We have a vision for tomorrow.

Making science more accessible is vital to all of our futures. We are striving to grow a bigger audience for our work through better communication and outreach to non-scientists, and we’re building a more inclusive academy. Some of us are driven to take on the world; others are ready to invent our world’s future. What we have in common is a tenacity that thrives on complex problems and takes pride in delivering solutions that make life safer, simpler, and smarter.

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Fundraising Priorities

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Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment

Gifts will support our fearless explorers as they imagine, pursue, and accomplish their dreams, and create a legacy of achievement that will attract and retain more top-performing students.

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Graduate Scholarships

Funds will keep us competitive as we vie for creative and productive graduate students to work side by side with our faculty on world-class research initiatives.

Dean’s Chair Endowment

This chair will help the dean support the recruitment and retention of distinguished faculty and high achieving students, fund groundbreaking research collaborations, and meet emerging critical needs throughout the college.

Department Naming

Naming opportunities in our five academic departments and museum will enable us to be nimble in investing in short- and long-term opportunities to strengthen our programs, research activities, and outreach efforts.

Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs for the leader of each department would provide flexible funding to support departmental priorities and serve as a top recruiting tool to engage high-caliber candidates in these roles.

First-Year Student Academic Orientation and Retention Programs

Gifts to sustain and expand our key science programs will ensure that all first-year science students have access to programs that help them achieve their goals and stay connected to the college.

Excellence and Innovation Fund, Endowment

Gifts will provide flexible funding to sustain and support several hubs of excellence and will supplement retention efforts for our most productive and talented faculty and special experiences for our students.

State of the Art Research and Teaching Facilities

Gifts to support the renovation and modernization of the college’s teaching and research facilities, and the construction of a new, state-of-the-art interdisciplinary science building, will impact every LSU student.

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