Central State University

Central State University’s College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture Scholastics Team meets monthly to discuss subjects of interest to the students and their future career or to hold workshops.

Kayla Smith

LSAMP Scholar Spotlight

Kayla is a 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholar and is dedicated to research and mentoring. She is currently conducting research with Caltech and Penn State to search for biosignatures of life on Mars.

Major Program Components

  • Tutoring
  • Research
  • Mentoring

Acceptable Majors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Water Resources Management


Professor of Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Management
Ramani Kandiah, PhD