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LSU Ogden Honors, Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate accepted into physician scientist program

May 22, 2023

Anne D'Armond didn't always know she wanted to be a physician-scientist. In fact, at nine years old, her sights were set on being a famous rockstar. However, when tragedy struck her community, D'Armond felt a pull to something greater. 

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Professor John A. Pojman receives 2023 Charles E. Coates Memorial Award

May 10, 2023

The recipient of the 2023 Coates E. Coates Memorial Award is John A. Pojman Sr., the William and Patricia Senn, Jr., Distinguished Professor and Chair of the LSU Department of Chemistry. The award recognizes Pojman’s outstanding contributions to the profession of chemistry, the ACS, and the chemistry community. 

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LSU Chemistry professor receives NSF CAREER award to investigate energy efficient strategies for chemical industry

April 27, 2023

With a recently funded Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award from the National Science Foundation, LSU Chemistry Assistant Professor Matthew Chambers will explore sustainable methods that can lead to massive energy savings and waste reduction. 

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Cale Locicero

LSU Ogden Honors, Chemistry senior named a 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellow

April 24, 2023

Cale Locicero, an Ogden Honors College senior studying chemistry at LSU, was named a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or NSF GRFP, award recipient for 2023.

The five-year fellowship program provides three years of financial support for the graduate education of students who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in the STEM disciplines, and offers them access to professional development opportunities.

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LSU develops patent-pending bait to fight the 'pigdemic'

March 7, 2023

LSU Chemistry Professor and Department Chair John Pojman and collaborators at the LSU AgCenter are developing a solution to curb the "pigdemic." Learn more about how a patent-pending bait will humanely cut feral pig populations, protecting crops, people, and other animals.

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Dr. Maverick receiving the award

H.M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence

Professor Andrew Maverick

The  H.M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence recognizes a faculty member with a distinguished record of teaching, research, administration, public service, or any other outstanding contributions to the university. 

Dr. Schneider receiving the award

LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award

Professor Gerald Schneider

The LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award award recognizes faculty members for outstanding teaching, research, and/or service. For a full list of 2023 University Faculty Award recipients, visit the press release.

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College of Science Graduate Teaching Award

Assistant Professor Noémie Elgrishi

The award recognizes Dr. Elgrishi’s dedication and excellence in teaching and the professional development of graduate students.

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College of Science Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mentoring Award

Senior Instructor Funda Kizilkaya

The award recognizes Dr. Kizilkaya’s outstanding mentoring of individuals from underrepresented groups and creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. For a full list of 2023 College of Science Award recipients, visit the press release.


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