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The LSMSA Science Speaker Series is a schedule of presentations throughout the school year. The intent for the speaker series is for the LSMSA student body to have the opportunity to interact with leaders from a variety of professions in academia, industry, and humanitarian organizations.  Presenters are invited from the LSMSA faculty, alumni, and parents, as well as from NSU, NCPTT, the Natchitoches community, local and regional industries, and academia from across the state of Louisiana (and US).

The presentations typically consist of the life/academic pathway of the speaker, research interests/projects, words of wisdom, building professional connections, and perhaps creating an opportunity for our students to volunteer or intern at the speaker's organization. If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please contact Dr. Chris Hynes (
[email protected])

Previous Presenters and Topics

  • Anna Dugas, Current Space and Applied Physics Projects at NSU
  • Dr. Catherine Cooper, Historic Mortar: Why Do I Care?
  • Dr. Elizabeth Scherrer, ('03), Nuclear Engineering & Applied Physics; Radiation Effects of Nuclear Weapons
  • Dr. Karen Stirrett, CRISPR
  • Jason Church, Cane River's Vanishing Tenant Cabins; Preserving them with Technology
  • Dr. Matt Marlow,  Research projects and opportunities at Nichols State University
  • Lyndsay Noble ('93) Data Science and the Humanities: Well-Roundedness is not Over-rated