Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.83
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date Oct. 18, 2012
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Louisiana State University
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Denise Newell
Manager, Campus Sustainability
LSU Facility Services
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

LSU's reponse to one of the most controversial ecological disasters ever recorded, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

LSU has been heavily involved in the response to the spill since the very beginning, with researchers engaged in studies looking at everything from the mechanisms involved in safely extracting oil from the seafloor to long-term studies about the impact the spill has on wetland ecosystems and also the people who inhabit the coastline – and everything in between.

The university was honored with gold award from CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, for strategic communication efforts enacted in the immediate aftermath of the spill.

To document the university’s immediate efforts in everything from communications to coordination, the Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, spearheaded the publication of “Responding to the Flow: LSU’s Response to the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Disaster,” available online at http://issuu.com/lsuored/docs/responding_to_the_flow_lsu.

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