Gulf Scholars Program
All majors welcome!
The National Academy of Sciences Gulf Scholars Program (GSP) aims to prepare undergraduate students from any major to address challenges and issues facing the Gulf south region. GSP students will participate in academic experiences focused on the program's core areas: community health and resilience, environmental protection and stewardship, and offshore energy safety. In addition to coursework, GSP students will participate in summer research and creative projects focused on supporting people, ecosystems and industries in and around the Gulf of Mexico. Students from all majors are welcome to participate in projects that will combine multiple perspectives as not just experts, but problem-solvers in topics related to the gulf.
- Courses: TBD
- Summer Gulf Impact Project
- Participate in a 10-week Gulf Impact Project mentored by a faculty member. Project topics can come from any discipline and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.
- Students can either submit a proposal for an original project or apply to an existing project from the Gulf Scholars Project List. See details for how to apply in the application section below.
- Participation requires attendance at meetings, workshops, and events in addition to a final presentation of the project at the end of the summer.
- Students can receive up to $6,000 towards wages and supplies for their project.
- Training & Enrichment
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Gulf Impact Project
Each summer, up to 25 students will be funded for a 10-week faculty-mentored research project centered on topics related to the gulf. Gulf Impact Project students will receive up to $6,000 in funding for wages, supplies, and travel related to their project. Students from any major are welcome to apply!
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 23rd, 2023
Training & Enrichment
Information for Faculty
Dr.Linda Hooper-Bui, Professor, Environmental Sciences
Dr.Jacqueline Bach, Acting Vice Provost of Academic Programs & Services; Professor, Education
Dr.Clint Willson, Director, Center for River Studies; Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; The Water Institute of the Gulf
Dr.Brandon Ballengee, Visual artist, biologist, and environmental educator
Dr.Debbie Goldgaber, Director, LSU Ethics Institute; Associate Professor, Philosophy/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dr.Margaret Reams, Professor, Environmental Sciences
Sarah Ferstel, Associate Director, LSU Discover
Daena Carrillo, Graduate Assistant