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Inspired by his favorite sport and the idea of individuals at LSU being "on par" in their areas of interest, On Par with the President is a podcast hosted by Louisiana State University President William F. Tate IV. During each episode, he will chat with students, alumni, faculty, and staff from the LSU community who are at the very top of their game about their journey to success, setting and fulfilling goals, creating a legacy, and more.

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Inspired by his favorite sport and the idea of individuals at LSU being "on par" in their areas of interest, On Par with the President is a podcast hosted by Louisiana State University President William F. Tate IV. During each episode, he will chat with students, alumni, faculty, and staff from the LSU community who are at the very top of their game about their journey to success, setting and fulfilling goals, creating a legacy, and more.

    Mission, Cybersecurity: LSU's Steven Seiden Aims to Teach and Inspire Future Cyber Crusaders

    Mission, Cybersecurity: LSU's Steven Seiden Aims to Teach and Inspire Future Cyber Crusaders

    In this episode of “On Par,” LSU President William F. Tate IV speaks with all-star student, Steven Seiden. Steven is a senior in the Ogden Honors College. He’s majoring in computer science with a concentration in cybersecurity. He’s an LSU Research Ambassador and member of the Society of Peer Mentors. The peer mentor, researcher, and future professor shares more about his goals and his hope to inspire others to enter the world of cybersecurity. To see a transcript of the episode and pictures of Stephen's time at LSU visit, https://www.lsu.edu/president/on-par/2024/03-21-seiden.php.

    • 15 min
    Aspiring Physician-Scientist Kenedi Lynch on Balancing Her Multiple Scholarly Pursuits

    Aspiring Physician-Scientist Kenedi Lynch on Balancing Her Multiple Scholarly Pursuits

    In this episode of "On Par," meet the LSU student who's in a league of her own: scholar student and undergraduate researcher, Kenedi Lynch. Kenedi is a senior in the Ogden Honors College. She is a 2023 Goldwater Scholar and Astronaut Scholar, as well as a Stamps Scholar. She's the president of LSU's Research Ambassadors and the President of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-medical honor society on campus. Find out how she balances it all and what she still hopes to accomplish as a future physician-scientist.



    To see a transcript of the episode and pictures of Kenedi's time at LSU visit www.lsu.edu/president/on-par/2024/01-31-lynch.php

    • 19 min
    How Spray-on Skin Helps LSU's Dr. Jeffrey Carter Improve Trauma Outcomes

    How Spray-on Skin Helps LSU's Dr. Jeffrey Carter Improve Trauma Outcomes

    In this episode of “On Par,” hear from Dr. Jeffrey Carter, professor of surgery for LSU Health New Orleans and the Medical Director of the Burn Center for the University Medical Center New Orleans. He and his team developed a spray-on skin called ReCell, which has helped reduce the length of hospital stays and the mortality rate from burns by more than half. He’s a biomedical innovator and researcher who aggressively pursues healing and is passionate about teaching.

    • 20 min
    Inside the Brain: Neurosurgeon, Athlete, LSU Alum Dr. Jason Cormier

    Inside the Brain: Neurosurgeon, Athlete, LSU Alum Dr. Jason Cormier

    On this episode of "On Par," go inside the brain with two-time LSU graduate Dr. Jason Cormier. Cormier is a nationally renowned neurosurgeon who also played LSU basketball under head coach Dale Brown. A Lafayette native, Cormier chose to practice medicine in Louisiana, and as a physician, he is an international expert in brain injury and concussion who said he thrives on stress. He has worked with organizations like the NFL, NASCAR, NCAA football and motorcycle racing. He shared tips on how to maintain a healthy brain and what things our brains can do that computers can't do.

    • 22 min
    The Pursuit of Truth: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and LSU Graduate Amy Brittain

    The Pursuit of Truth: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and LSU Graduate Amy Brittain

    On this episode of “On Par with the President,” LSU alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Brittain joins President William F. Tate IV. Brittain, a Shreveport native, knew she was going to be a journalist since she was 11 years old. She started honing her craft in middle school then majored in mass communication while a student at LSU, where she wrote for the student newspaper, The Reveille. After receiving her Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia, she joined The Washington Post’s investigative team in 2013. In 2016, she was part of a team of Post reporters who were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for chronicling fatal shootings by police officers across the country. In this conversation with President Tate, Brittain shared her passion for journalism and advice for future journalists.



    📸 See photos and transcript at: https://www.lsu.edu/president/on-par/2023/06-15-brittain.php/

    • 30 min
    Preventing the Plastic Pandemic with Madeline Fryer

    Preventing the Plastic Pandemic with Madeline Fryer

    In this episode of “On Par,” LSU graduating senior Madeline Fryer speaks with President William F. Tate IV about saving the environment from single-use plastics. Fryer, a Louisiana native, became interested in her home state’s environment with her family and spending time outdoors with them. Her interest grew into her passion while a student at LSU, studying coastal environmental science.

    Fryer is interested in aquatic pollution and is using drones to research and document litter and plastic in Bayou Fountain watershed, which covers the southern portion of East Baton Rouge parish and includes part of LSU’s campus. She hopes to become a pilot one day to aid her environmental research. After graduation, Madeline will continue her work in a PhD program focused on the “plastic pandemic.”

    • 15 min

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