LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference

LSU Discover Day 2023

Discover Day is an annual multi-discipline undergraduate research conference held in Baton Rouge, LA at Louisiana State University each spring.  Students from any college/university and from any major are welcome to submit an application to present their research or creative work. The 10th annual LSU Discover Day will be held in person on Friday, April 21st, 2023 at Louisiana State University's Student Union.

Applications are due by Sunday, March 5th

Click here to access the Discover Day 2023 application

 

General Event Information

Presenter Information

Application Information

MARC Program

LSU Discover is enormously grateful to the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program for their generous financial contribution to Discover Day 2023. To learn more about MARC, visit marc.lsu.edu

 

COVID Considerations

Currently, there is no mask mandate in the state of Louisiana or at Louisiana State University.  All Discover Day attendees (presenters, visitors, judges, and volunteers) are welcome to wear a mask if they so chose.  Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be made available at the Registration Desk in the East Lobby.

For more about LSU's COVID protocols and information, please go to: https://www.lsu.edu/roadmap/covid-dashboard/index.php

Questions or Concerns? Contact us at lsudiscover@lsu.edu


Past Discover Days

The 9th annual LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium was held in person on Friday, April 22nd, 2022 at Louisiana State University's Student Union.  Over 300 undergraduate students from a wide variety of majors and from over 20 different colleges and universities presented art, posters, oral presentations, performances, poetry readings, and more.

 
Click here to view the Discover Day 2022 program

Discover Day 2022 Award Winners:

Award plaques engraved with the winner’s name were given to the top students in these categories:

Poster (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

Placement Student Name School
1st Riley Cantrell Louisiana State University
2nd Grace Cottingham Louisiana State University
3rd Aubry Hymel Louisiana State University

 

Poster (humanities, social sciences, mass communication, and business) 

Placement Student Name School
1st Anna Irving The University of Texas at Tyler
2nd Tatum Carver-Dews Louisiana State University
3rd Juliette DiCharria Louisiana State University

 

Oral (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

Placement Student Name School
1st Hannah Laville Louisiana State University
2nd Mimi Rivette Louisiana State University
3rd LeBria Massey Southern University A&M College

 

Oral (humanities, social sciences, mass communication, and business)

Placement Student Name School
1st Divyanshi Singhal Texas Christian University
2nd Madeline Dykhouse Louisiana State University
3rd Bailey Malveaux Louisiana State University

 

Visual Display

Placement Student Name School
1st Charity Williams Louisiana State University
2nd Ria Salway & Claire Sullivan Louisiana State University

 

Art Show

Placement Student Name School
1st Kaylee Cummings Louisiana State University
2nd Chloe Smith Louisiana State University

The following LSU colleges will award $125, $75, and $50 to the top 3 scoring students from their colleges:

College 1st 2nd 3rd
Mass Communication Charity Williams Fredlivia Phillips Sydney McGovern
Art & Design Amanda Marie Carambat Tyler Kuykendall Kaylee Cummings
Coast and Environment Anna Stebbins Sierra Moran Aine O'Nuanain
Human Sciences & Education Iyana Charles Gideon Adeyemo & Tia Watts Chloe Glover
Humanities & Social Science Mia Goodson Riley Cantrell Tatum Carver-Dews
Science Grace Cottingham Chelbye Turner Macallister Davis
Music & Dramatic Arts Madeline Dykhouse Carsyn Shirk (Presentation 2) Carsyn Shirk (Presentation 1)
Agriculture Harrison Steudlein Juliet Flanagan Lauren Grubbs

 

The E.J. Ourso College of Business is offering $250, $75, and $50 to the top 3 scoring students from their college:

Placement Student Name
1st Ranna Okeil
2nd Madison Craig
3rd Samuel Camacho

 

The College of Engineering is offering the following prizes for top scoring LSU Engineering students:

Up to ten of the top individual presenters: $50 prize each.
Up to five of the top design teams: $100 per team.

Individual Presentions:

Aubry Hymel Steven Seiden Ryan Clancy
Trevor Thrasher Ignatius Semmes Blake Nassar
Michael Martin Alejandra Ham Caleb Gryder
Nicholas Gonsoulin    

 

Group Presentations:

Group 1 Thomas Coreil Luna Lawes Stefano Dardano Allison Zieschang
Group2 Parker Hannan Chloe Heitmeier    

 

The 8th annual LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium was held on Thursday, April 15 – Friday, April 16, 2021. Over 160 students from 16 different universities presented their research or creative work virtually to an audience of faculty, graduate students, friends, and family.

CLICK HERE for THE DISCOVER DAY 2021 PROGRAM

Discover Day 2021 Award Winners:

Award plaques engraved with the winner’s name were given to the top students in these categories:

 

Poster (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

Placement Student Name Major School
1st Pilar Ruiz SCI-Biological Sciences LSU - Baton Rouge
2nd Evan Dore SCI-Biochemistry LSU - Baton Rouge
3rd Zahra Vafaei Naeini SCI-Biological Sciences LSU - Baton Rouge

 

Poster (humanities, social sciences, mass communication, and business) 

Placement Student Name Major School
1st Jared Cyprian BUS- Finance LSU - Baton Rouge
2nd Angelina Cantelli HSS- Psychology LSU - Baton Rouge
3rd Rion Askin BUS- Management LSU - Baton Rouge

 

Oral (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

Placement Student Name Major School
1st Samuel Vielee Biology The University of Alabama
2nd Alanis Villanueva Biological Sciences Cornell University
3rd Alexander Landry SCI-Biochemistry, SCI-Chemistry LSU - Baton Rouge

 

Oral (humanities, social sciences, mass communication, and business)

Placement Student Name Major School
1st Samantha Beekman HSS-International Studies, MCOMM-Mass Communication LSU - Baton Rouge
2nd Sarah Procopio MCOMM-Mass Communication LSU - Baton Rouge
3rd Bailey Chauvin HSS-Political Science LSU - Baton Rouge

 

Art and Design

Placement Student Name Major School
1st Dylan Roth ART-Architecture LSU - Baton Rouge
2nd Kalvin Morris HSS-English LSU - Baton Rouge
3rd Tanner Theisen ART-Architecture LSU - Baton Rouge

 

The following LSU colleges will award $125, $75, and $50 to the top 3 scoring students from their colleges:

 

Major 1st 2nd 3rd
Mass Communication Sarah Procopio N/A N/A
Art & Design Dylan Roth Tanner Theisen Chloe Smith
Agriculture Emily Munch Sydney Talbot Hannah Guidry
Coast and Environment Jacob Cheng Danielle Soileau Allison Benelli
Human Sciences & Education Iyana Charles Michelle Veillon Paola Colmenares
Humanities & Social Science Samantha Beekman Angelina Cantelli Bailey Chauvin
Science Alexander Landry Pilar Ruiz Evan Dore
Business Jared Cyprian Rion Askin N/A

 

Engineering:

(The College of Engineering awards $50 to the top 10 presenting students)
Emmaline Miller Ignatius Semmes Rocky Vong Madison Hasenkampf Siarra Gremillion
Ella Sheets Brianna Robertson Patrick Herke Jennafer Zimmerman Aliza Siddiqui
 
 

On April 27th and 28th, 2020, the 7th LSU Discover Day undergraduate symposium provided a forum for undergraduate students from any major to share their research and creative works in a virtual event. 104 intrepid undergraduate students braved the frontier of remotely presenting their research online! 

Scroll down to see the list of student presenters and award winners.

CLICK HERE for THE DISCOVER DAY 2020 PROGRAM


Discover Day 2020 Award Winners

 

On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019, a record 349 undergraduate students from LSU and 16 other universities and colleges presented their research and creative works at the 6th annual LSU Discover Day symposium in the LSU student union. This event provided a forum  for undergraduate students to share their research and creative work with the LSU community and visitors.  

Click here to view the Discover Day 2019 Program

Award Winners

 

On April 10, 2018, LSU Discover hosted the 5th annual LSU Discover Day undergraduate research and creativity symposium in the LSU student union. There were over 200 undergraduate presenters, hundreds of visitors, many fantastic judges, volunteers, and staff members, and one fantastic keynote speaker! Thank you to everyone who came out to LSU Discover Day 2018!

Students from each college at LSU competed in the poster, oral presentation, or the juried art show competition, all of which were judged by LSU faculty, staff, and doctoral students.  LSU Discover was also happy to welcome student presenters from the University of New Orleans, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Dillard University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Montgomery University, Vanderbilt University, Zamorano University, the University of Mississippi, Southeastern University A&M, Baton Rouge Community College, and Baton Rouge Magnet High School.

Click here to view the Discover Day 2018 Program

Award Winners

We would like to extend our warm congratulations to the 2018 LSU Discover Day Award Recipients who were selected by an independent panel of faculty and graduate student judges.

 

Oral Presentation - STEM Disciplines

Placement Student College Presentation Title
1st Hira Hasan College of Science An Investigation of Maltose Transport System Induction in the Rugose Phase Variant of Human Pathogen Vibrio vulnificus
2nd Sydney Cottingham College of the Coast and Environment Gastrointestinal Helminth Prevalence in Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) Wintering on Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
3rd Steven Grouchy College of Engineering Smartphone-Based Fluorescence Imaging System for Cancer Cell Detection

 

Oral Presentation - Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

Placement Student College Presentation Title
1st Taylor Pernini College of Humanities & Social Sciences An Inexhaustible Source of Magic: How Fanfiction Turned One World Into a Thousand
2nd Meagan Morvant Manship School of Mass Communication Effects of Nostalgia on Brand Loyalty Following Crisis
3rd Samantha Knotts College of Humanities & Social Sciences I Saw It on the News: How Does Pre-Trial Publicity Impact Jury Decision-Making?

 

Poster Presentation - STEM Disciplines

Placement Student College Presentation Title
1st Madison Hopper College of Human Sciences & Education The Relationship Between Hand Use and the Direction of Handwriting
2nd Brandon Tramontana College of Engineering Reception and Integration of Multimodal Courtship Signals in an African Cichlid Fish, Astatotilapia burtoni
3rd Amy Morgan College of Engineering Evaluating Three-Dimensional Cancer Cell Migration to Durotactic Cues in a Microfluidic Device

 

Poster Presentation - Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

Placement Student College Presentation Title
1st Allison Poor College of Humanities & Social Sciences The Associations Between Callous-Unemotional Traits, Beliefs About the Future, and Offending in Justice-involved Adolescent Boys
2nd Lilly Cambre College of Humanities & Social Sciences A Survey of Earthquake and Tsunami Protective Actions in Two Haitian Communities
3rd Andrea Smith College of Humanities & Social Sciences White Noise on Executive Function in Individuals with ADHD

 

Visual Displays

Placement Student College Presentation Title
1st Meagan Moore College of Engineering, Baton Rouge Community College 3D-Printing Whole Body Personalized Phantoms for Radiotherapy Measurements
2nd Karmen Ancar College of Human Sciences & Education Can We Move Our Fingers Independently?
3rd Claire LaGrone College of Humanities & Social Sciences Carmen Around the World

 

Juried Art Show

Placement Student College Presentation Title
1st Taylor Gonsoulin College of Art & Design At The End of the Road

 

On April 4, 2017, LSU Discover hosted the 4th annual LSU Discover Day undergraduate research and creativity symposium in the LSU student union.  There were 176 undergraduate presenters, 400+ visitors, 89 judges, 40 volunteers, 7 staff members, and one fantastic keynote speaker!

Students from each college at LSU competed in the poster, oral presentation, or the juried art show competition, all of which were judged by LSU faculty, staff, and doctoral students.  New this year, LSU Discover was very happy to welcome student presenters from the University of New Orleans, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and Baton Rouge Community College.

Click here to view the Discover Day 2017 Program

Award Winners

Poster Competition – Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

Placement Student Major Mentor Presentation Title
1st Catherine M. Pinas Communication Disorders Nelia J. Donovan, Ph.D. Does Individualized Music Reduce Agitation and Increase Quality of Language in Dementia Respite Center Clients?
2nd Zach McLain Architecture Jeff Carney Building for the Waterlsu 
3rd Eileen DeLeo Political Science Belinda Davis, Ph.D. Unintended Consequences for TANF: An Incubator for Domestic Violence

 

Poster Competition – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Placement Student Major Mentor Presentation Title
1st Amanda Fontenot Coastal Environmental Science John White, Ph.D. Eroding Wetland Soils in Coastal Louisiana’s Barataria Bay Could Impact Future Climate and Sea Level Rise
2nd Samantha Lanjewar Animal, Dairy & Poultry Sciences Kenneth Bondioli, Ph.D. Mimicry of the Human Alzheimer’s Mutation in Pigs Using CRISPR/Cas9 Editing of the Porcine APP Gene
3rd Grant Landwehr Chemical Engineering Adam Melvin, Ph.D. Quantification of the Effects of High Fluid Shear Stresses on Single Circulating Tumor Cells Using a Microfluidic Device

 

Juried Art Show

Placement Student Major Mentor Presentation Title
1st Vernell Dunams Studio Art Johanna Warwick  If You Please
2nd Mariel Gates Studio Art Leslie Koptcho Goddess of Anarchy, Child of Capitalism

 

Oral Presentation – Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

Placement Student Major Mentor Presentation Title
1st Bonnie Dupre Communication Disorders Neila J. Donovan, Ph.D. Music and Memory: Effects on Language Quantity and Agitation in People with Dementia
2nd Camille Boechler Liberal Arts Chris Barrett, Ph.D. The Potential Worlds of 2001: Imagining a Queer Physicality in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

 

Oral Presentation – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Placement Student Major Mentor Presentation Title
1st Shannon Matzke Coastal Environmental Science Tracy Quirk, Ph.D. Effects of Nutrient Enrichment and Sediment Addition on Productivity of Spartina patens
2nd McKenzie Brandon & Madelyn McFarland Natural Resource Ecology & Management Kevin Ringelman, Ph.D. Effects of Timber Harvest on Avian Abundance and Diversity

 

Tiger's Choice Winners (Visitor Favorites)

Katherine Burley
Amelia Schexnayder & Lauren Nickles
Sarah Ramaraj
Jacques Petit
Amanda Fontenot
Jackson Mierl
Kirsten Collins
Joan Lyons
Madelyn Smith & Trent Andrus

 

Date: April 7, 2016

Location: Cotillion ballroom, LSU Student Union

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LSU Discover Day 2016 was a big success!

More than 100 student participants from 10 colleges showcased their research & creative projects. Well over 400 people including faculty, staff, students and visitors, attended the event!

Click here to view the Discover Day 2016 Program

Date: March 19, 2015

Location: Cotillion ballroom, LSU Student Union

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Discover Day 2015 was a success!

More than 100 student participants from 9 colleges showcased their research. Around 400 people including faculty, staff, students and visitors, attended the event!

Click here to view the Discover Day 2015 Program 

On March 10, 2014, LSU Discover hosted the inaugural LSU Discover Day research and creativity symposium. Each college was asked to send 10 students to present a poster or performance in the Student Union ballroom.

Click here to view the LSU Discover Day 2014 program