LSU's Top 10 Academic Wins of 2022

December 31, 2022

LSU is an academic and research powerhouse. It has been a phenomenal year of growth and success at LSU. Over the final 10 days of 2022, we have celebrated 10 wins for LSU that will impact and enhance Louisiana and the world.


No. 10

NSA seal

A Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations

The National Security Agency’s recognition of excellence in cybersecurity validates and accelerates LSU’s leadership in education and research, laying the foundation for national prominence in cyber talent and technology development.


No. 9

Dr. Augusto Ochoa

LSU Health New Orleans’ Dr. Augusto Ochoa Earns Prestigious National Cancer Institute Award for Cancer Research

The National Cancer Institute chose LSU Health New Orleans’ Dr. Augusto Ochoa as the 2022 recipient of its most prestigious award honoring excellence in community-based cancer research. Dr. Ochoa received the Harry Hynes Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Trials and Community Research. Dr. Ochoa leads the only statewide cancer clinical trials program in Louisiana. 

Read more about Dr. Augusto Ochoa

No. 8

Researchers in lab

$20 Million Federal Grant to Improve Louisiana Health Disparities and Outcomes 

Eleven major Louisiana research institutions including, Pennington Biomedical Research Center and LSU Health New Orleans, will address health disparities and improve health outcomes in the state’s underserved population. 

READ MORE ABOUT our health collaboration

No. 7

Bridget Seghers

Students and Faculty Excel in Scholarships and Fellowships

This year saw increased national recognition of outstanding LSU student and faculty success. LSU has the only Udall Scholar in Louisiana and the first Carnegie Fellows in LSU history.


No. 6

Mangrove research

LSU and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Collaborate to Protect Coastal Communities and Climate-Proof National Defense

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with LSU experts to design strategies to protect our coastal communities and the nation’s coastal defense infrastructure.

read more about our coastal defense

No. 5

Engineering student conducts research at PERTT Lab

Scholarship First Agenda Advancement Thanks to Largest Funding Investment in Louisiana Higher Education History

With the largest funding investment in Louisiana's higher education history, we are already making headway on enhancements and projects across the LSU system.

See the state's investment

No. 4

Shell investment announcement event

Shell Invests $27.5 Million in LSU Energy Innovation

Shell’s leading gift, the largest philanthropic investment in LSU’s energy-related initiatives, established the LSU Institute for Energy Innovation and will support construction of the LSU Our Lady of the Lake Health Interdisciplinary Science Building. 

Read more about energy innovation

No. 3

Student researchers in lab

Faculty Expertise Garners Record Research Funding

Faculty across the LSU system have earned $324 million in research funding this year. What does it mean for Louisiana? More research and development in agriculture, biomedicine, coast, defense, energy and other fields vital to the state.

Read more about this statewide research win

No. 2

President Tate signs A&M Agenda with Southern University

LSU and Southern University Sign Momentous “A&M Agenda” Partnership

The A&M Agenda between LSU and Southern University will expand the collective impact of the two institutions, in partnership, throughout Greater Baton Rouge, the state of Louisiana, and the Delta and Gulf Coast regions. 

Read more about the A&M Agenda

No. 1

LSU and health partners sign agreement

Our Lady of the Lake Health and LCMC Invest $245 Million to Transform Healthcare

The combined commitments to LSU include $160 million in support of academics and $85 million in support of athletics over the next 10 years. 

Read more about transforming healthcare