A first for LSU: Engineering student to appear on Jeopardy! College Championship Tournament _lowres


An LSU environmental engineering senior has become the first student from the university to be invited to the Jeopardy! College Championship Tournament.

Kevin Brown, a 2012 Flagship Scholar recipient from Boise, Idaho, will take part in the quiz show episode that airs Tuesday.

“Being on Jeopardy! was a much more intense and significant experience than I expected,” Brown said in an LSU news release. “Over the course of two days, I got a behind-the-scenes look at a nationally beloved TV show, met 14 amazing students from around the country and, most importantly, had the opportunity to represent LSU on the national stage. I was the first LSU student to be invited to the College Championship, and I hope that my appearance will inspire more students to go for it.”

Other universities represented in this year’s College Championship Tournament include Augustana University, Brown University, Columbia University, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Stanford University, United States Military Academy at West Point, University of California at Berkeley, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, University of Virginia and Wright State University.

Brown's episode will air locally on WBRZ at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Additional viewing stations and times can be found at www.jeopardy.com/about/find-your-station.