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About AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS.

More information can be located at AAAS WEBSITE.

About LSU

Today LSU holds a prominent position in American higher education and is committed to meeting the challenge of pursuing intellectual development for its students, expanding the bounds of knowledge through research, and creating economic opportunities for Louisiana. LSU is in a state of dynamic transformation– changing and evolving to meet the needs of its students, faculty, and the people of Louisiana. Enriched by Louisiana’s natural and cultural distinctiveness, the community of learning at Louisiana’s national Flagship University prepares students to meet the environmental, social, economic, scientific, creative, and educational challenges that confront us locally and globally in the 21st century. LSU Flagship 2020: Transforming Lives underscores the University’s commitment to excellence at every level and focuses on the goals of learning, discovery, diversity, and engagement.

LSU is one of only 21 universities nationwide designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. It also holds the Carnegie Foundation’s designation as a Research University, reflective of LSU’s very high research activity.

LSU’s instructional programs include 192 undergraduate and graduate/professional degrees.

The University attracts about 13 percent of the state’s total enrollment in higher education, and LSU students come from many ethnic and religious backgrounds. The student body consists of nearly 29,000 students from 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. Although the average age of undergraduates is 21, many older students also pursue degrees at LSU. The student body is 51 percent women and 49 percent men.

Since its first commencement in 1869, LSU has awarded nearly 233,000 degrees. The University produces about 25 percent of Louisiana’s baccalaureate graduates, approximately 23 percent of the master’s graduates, and about 57 percent of the doctoral graduates. In 2010-11, LSU awarded 5,885 degrees.

The University is a member of the American Council on Education, an organization of accredited post-secondary educational institutions founded in 1918; the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, founded in 1962 to represent the major public universities and land-grant institutions; and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, a select group of leading public institutions of higher education.

The LSU System is comprised of 10 institutions on eight campuses in five cities, as well as 10 public hospitals in 10 cities. The System was established by an Act of the Louisiana Legislature on February 6, 1965 and includes LSU A&M; LSU Agricultural Center; the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans; LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport; LSU Eunice; LSU Alexandria; LSU Shreveport; Pennington Biomedical Research Center; and LSU Health Care Services Division. For more information please see the LSU website.