Research

The Center for Collaborative Knowledge (CCK) is in the process of developing several major research initiatives that will support the incredible interdisciplinary work being done throughout LSU.

The first of these initiatives is The Human Coast, a humanities-based collaborative aimed at ensuring that the students and faculty of LSU are leaders in the long process of restoring and protecting the peoples, lands, and waters of coastal Louisiana.

 The CCK is happy to announce the release of several competitive grants to the faculty of LSU. Our mission is to foster new and ongoing convergence research at LSU. Please contact Dr. Michael Pasquier, Director of the CCK, if you’d like to discuss ways in which the CCK might be able to support your collaborative research.

In coordination with the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), the CCK wants to work with LSU faculty to compete for the NSF’s “Growing Convergence Research” program. The NSF defines “convergence research” as “a means for solving vexing research problems” and “complex problems focusing on societal needs,” which “entails integrating knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and forming novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation.” The CCK’s mission is to cultivate this kind of interdisciplinary research. Contact Dr. Michael Pasquier if you would like to discuss ways that the CCK might facilitate new or ongoing work in this direction.

The Human Coast   , a humanities-based collaborative aimed at ensuring that the students and faculty of LSU are leaders in the long process of restoring and protecting the peoples, lands, and waters of coastal Louisiana.

The Human Coast, a humanities-based collaborative aimed at ensuring that the students and faculty of LSU are leaders in the long process of restoring and protecting the peoples, lands, and waters of coastal Louisiana.

Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty, Curator of Fishes at the LSU Museum of Natural Science, holding up some recently collected specimens with his undergraduates Justin Kutz (left) and Parker House (right).

Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty, Curator of Fishes at the LSU Museum of Natural Science, holding up some recently collected specimens with his undergraduates Justin Kutz (left) and Parker House (right).