President tate's scholarship first agenda
The security of our state determines the safety of our nation. As a key provider of energy, chemical products, food, and fiber, Louisiana is home to much of the United States’ most critical infrastructure and industries that all depend on cybersecurity. How we protect our data and defend ourselves against manipulation, exploitation, and attack is now a key concern for every business and organization, large and small. LSU will build upon its nationally recognized applied cybersecurity program to produce cyber warriors and leaders to protect our economy, people, and borders. Likewise, LSU will continue its proud tradition of service to our nation by reinvesting in military sciences and ROTC to further ensure the freedoms and safety of every U.S. citizen.
Our economy and personal safety depends on expert leadership in cybersecurity as well as military science. Security impacts every area of our lives, from our health and well-being to upholding our democracy, and ensuring that manufacturers can produce and deliver goods without interruptions. In addition to mitigating and preventing related threats, there is a growing (and evolving) need to cultivate expertise in this field – which LSU will address through workforce development and training.
In service to our state and nation, LSU will reimagine the defense of our future. We will:
- Build the top applied cybersecurity operation in American higher education
- Ensure alignment between scholarship and practice by partnering with industry, Louisiana National Guard, Louisiana State Police, and other state and federal agencies
- Leverage our proud history of military service to elevate our ROTC program as one of top 10 in the nation
Military Tech & Cyber Defense in Action
The LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research has announced $1.1 million in faculty research grants to 33 projects, including several spanning multiple priority areas.
LSU is an academic and research powerhouse. It has been a phenomenal year of growth and success at LSU. Over the final days of 2022, we celebrated 10 wins for LSU that will impact and enhance Louisiana and the world.
A $7.575 million gift to LSU by the William A. Brookshire Foundation will elevate the College of Engineering’s Brookshire Scholars program, help launch the new Future Scholars Pipeline Initiative, and establish the William A. Brookshire Veterans Law Clinic.