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K.T. Valsaraj, LSU Research & Development (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-06-09

Duration: 00:28:55

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Valsaraj, K. T. (Kalliat T.) | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | HIGHER EDUCATION | Research and development


  • Valsaraj, K.T. Speaker


A speech by K. T. Valsaraj before the Baton Rouge Press Club on June 9, 2014. Valsaraj is the Louisiana State University (LSU) Vice Chancellor for Research and Development. He discusses: the global overview of research and development expenditure trends; the importance of research for innovation and the economy; the decline of research and development investments in the past 20 years; a disinterest in the STEM fields for K-12 students; the need to diversify LSU’s research portfolio; where LSU ranks in research and development nationally; the strategic plan for research at LSU; Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) funds; success stories of strong research; and the economic impact of research.