Education

Energy companies are scrambling to attract petroleum engineers

Even as oil and gas companies post record profits, the industry is facing a worsening talent drought, The Wall Street Journal reports.  At U.S. colleges, the pool...

ExxonMobil makes million-dollar commitment to EBR schools

ExxonMobil last week said it will direct $1 million to the East Baton Rouge School System between now and 2026 - funding earmarked for...

LSU mechanical engineering students’ project could have industry applications

As part of its senior capstone design project, a team of LSU mechanical engineering students is developing a process that could make embedding both...

Eight Capital Region small businesses chosen for Shell’s accelerator program

A handful of entrepreneurs from the Capital Region have been selected to take part in Shell’s business accelerator program, the company announced last week. Through the...

LSU researchers developing sensors to detect nuclear power leaks

LSU engineering researchers are developing sensors that could quickly detect nuclear power leaks with the help of a $500,000 grant from the federal Nuclear...

SLCC director represents Gulf Region at energy transition conference

South Louisiana Community College’s Tammie Moore recently represented Acadiana, Louisiana and the Gulf Region at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's workshop,...

LSU first school to offer carbon capture concentration for engineering students

LSU is the first school in the country to offer a formal petroleum engineering concentration focusing in carbon capture, utilization and storage, the university...

Dow Chemical, Last Mile Education Fund offer student grants for finishing education

The Last Mile Education Fund and Dow Chemical Company are collaborating to provide low-income students nearing completion of their skilled trades program with grants,...

LSU researchers participating in federally funded clean energy project

LSU’s chemical and petroleum engineering departments are working with the Greater New Orleans Development Foundation on a federally funded hydrogen and clean energy project. The...

LSU researchers create new flood prediction model for hurricanes

When Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm in 2018, it set records for rainfall, creating damaging 500-year flooding...

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