Undergraduate Research Week
What is it?
From April 20-28, 2020, LSU Discover will host the 2nd annual campus-wide LSU Undergraduate Research Week to celebrate undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. LSU students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend any of these free events. See below for a calendar of events.
Undergraduate Research Week 2020 Activities
All events are free and open to LSU students, staff, and faculty!
|Event Name||Location||Date and Time||Description|
|Ogden Honors Thesis Day||French House, Front Lawn||Friday, April 17 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM||The Ogden Honors College celebrates the accomplishments of students completing an Honors Thesis.|
|Medieval and Renaissance Symposium||April 21 & Friday, April 24 | 12 PM - 1 PM||This two-day event is part of The Medieval and Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies (MARIS) continuing brown bag lunch series. The event will feature undergraduate research from various disciplines across campus that focus on topics from late antiquity to the Renaissance.|
|CxC Studio 151 Tour: Communication Skills at Play||Coates Hall, Room 151||Tuesday, April 21 | 1 PM - 3 PM||Discover the ways CxC can help you level up your research game! Visit one (or all) of CxC’s Studios across campus for a closer look at the resources available. From using state-of-the-art data visualization, recording and production equipment to receiving support with writing, visually presenting, and discussing research, CxC has a variety of communication tools available to improve your skills as an undergraduate researcher here at LSU.|
|Feedback Lightning Rounds with CxC||CxC Studio 151 (in 151 Coates Hall)||Tuesday, April 21 | 1 PM - 3 PM||Do you have all of your materials but aren’t sure how to best communicate them? Is your presentation complete but could use a little polish? Bring your draft and work with CxC’s communication mentors to further develop your materials and set your research apart. Lightning Rounds are open to all majors and classifications. If you can’t make it to lightning rounds, head to cxc.lsu.edu to schedule a 1-1 communication mentor appointment and prepare for Discover Day!|
|Careers in Science – Science Communication and Policy||LSU Student Union - 256J Career Center Classroom||Tuesday, April 21 | 5 PM - 6 PM||Explore science careers with a focus on science communication and science policy.|
|Archives After Dark||Hill Memorial Library||Tuesday, April 21 | 5:30 PM - 7 PM||Students will have the opportunity to tour special collections at Hill Memorial Library.|
|Love Your Library Day||Quad in front of Middleton Library||Wednesday, April 22 | 11 AM - 1 PM||Students will have the opportunity to learn about the library and get a chance to win prizes.|
|CxC Engineering Studio Tour: Communication Skills at Play||Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Chevron Center, Room 1269||Wednesday, April 22 | 2 PM - 3 PM||Discover the ways CxC can help you level up your research game! Visit one (or all) of CxC’s Studios across campus for a closer look at the resources available. From using state-of-the-art data visualization, recording and production equipment to receiving support with writing, visually presenting, and discussing research, CxC has a variety of communication tools available to improve your skills as an undergraduate researcher here at LSU.|
|Careers in Science - Entrepreneurship and Business||LSU Student Union - 256J Career Center Classroom||Wednesday, April 22 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM||Explore science careers with a focus on research careers in business, entrepreneurship, and pharmacy.|
|Geography and Anthropology Research Showcase||Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex Atrium||Thursday, April 23 | 9 AM - 12 PM||Students in Geography and Anthropology focus on a broad range of topics related to People, Climate, and Landscapes. Join us as undergraduate students share their research projects as poster presentations. We will also have exhibit tables set up to discuss and demonstrate the various types of research and activities our faculty and students are involved in, including tours of laboratories and facilities.|
|CxC Art + Design Studio Tour: Communication Skills at Play||Design Building, Room 104||Thursday, April 23 | 3 PM - 4 PM||Discover the ways CxC can help you level up your research game! Visit one (or all) of CxC’s Studios across campus for a closer look at the resources available. From using state-of-the-art data visualization, recording and production equipment to receiving support with writing, visually presenting, and discussing research, CxC has a variety of communication tools available to improve your skills as an undergraduate researcher here at LSU.|
|Shax at the UREC||UREC Social Stairs||Thursday, April 23 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM||Students from ENGL 2148.002 will creatively reimagine scenes from Shakespeare plays
in a variety of performative idioms. Using the UREC's extraordinary social stairs
as a lively, interactive, experimental performance space, these students will change
the way you look at Shakespeare, and the way Shakespeare inhabits the physical spaces
Come see the plays you thought you knew, transformed into the plays you didn't think could be!
|Alleviate Speech Anxiety||Group Collaborative Rooms||April 20 - April 27 | 10 AM - 12 PM||Students will have the opportunity to get feedback on their poster presentations.|
|Geology & Geophysics Rock Star Poster Competition||Atrium of the Howe-Russell Geoscience Building||Friday, April 24 | 2 PM - 5 PM||Undergraduates share their research results by poster presentations over this two-day period. Posters are available for all to view. The posters will be displayed on April 23 from 10 AM - 5 PM and April 24 from 9 AM - 5 PM.|
|Innovative Green Construction Poster Exhibition||Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Second Floor, Room 2348||Tuesday, April 28 | 9 AM - 12 PM||Our team will provide information about innovative green construction methods and materials through a poster exhibition event. This event can inform the public and also the students about the opportunities to be green and environment-friendly in the built environment. The posters are created and presented by CM undergraduate students at LSU through their three months of research efforts and practices under the supervision of Dr. Jafari.|
|LSU Discover Day – Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium||LSU Student Union||Tuesday, April 28 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM||Hundreds of undergraduates from LSU and visiting schools will present their research and creative works throughout the day at this free annual event. Stop by the Student Union to check it out, grab some free food, and get a free t-shirt!|
|Manship School Capstone Colloquium||Journalism Building, Holliday Forum||Friday, May 1 | 12 PM - 2 PM||The Capstone Colloquium is an opportunity to watch Manship seniors present their research projects from class projects that showcase the creativity and professionalism of our students.|
How can I register an event for this calendar?
Colleges, departments, programs, and student organizations are welcome to host events as part of this week. Events should either display student research or give students the opportunity to learn about research and research opportunities at LSU. Only events free and open to all will be included. The deadline to register an event for Undergraduate Research Week is February 17, 2020. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to submit your event information via our registration form.
Resources for participating programs, departments, and colleges:
LSU Discover will provide branding and templates with the Undergraduate Research Week logo for your event’s flyers, social media, and other media. To request logos, templates, or assistance with graphics, please contact email@example.com
LSU Discover will provide promotion for all events through the LSU Discover newsletter, website, social media, and flyers. Information will also be displayed on screens throughout campus and in various departmental newsletters and through myLSU and the LSU social media outlets.
Past Undergraduate Research Week Events
Curious about what happened at the last LSU Undergraduate Research Week in Spring 2019?
During the first ever LSU Undergraduate Research Week in April of 2019, over 1,600 students, faculty and staff took part in the 20 events hosted.
Click the drop down below to see all of the previous events!
What is it?
From April 5-12, 2019, LSU Discover will host the 1st ever campus-wide LSU Undergraduate Research Week to celebrate undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. LSU students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend any of these free events. You can find the calendar of events down below.
Undergraduate Research Week 2019 Activities
All events are free and open to LSU students, staff, and faculty! Some events have limited space and so you need to register in advance – see details below.
|Event NAme||Location||Date and Time||Description|
|Geology RockStars Poster Competition||Atrium of the Howe-Russell Geoscience Building||April 4 @ 12 PM - April 5 @ 5 PM||Posters on display from April 4 @ noon until Friday, April 5th at 5 pm. These students rock! Come check out Geology student projects and learn what dirt and rocks have to teach us all. There will be an awards ceremony at 4:15 pm on April 5th|
|Medieval and Renaissance Symposium||Allen Hall, Room 113||April 5 @ 12 PM - 1 PM | April 11 @ 12 PM - 1 PM||This 2 day event is part of the The Medieval and Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies (MARIS) Project’s continuing brown bag lunch series. The event will feature undergraduate research from various disciplines across campus that focus on topics from late antiquity to the Renaissance.|
|Delta Literary Mouth Festival||Mid-City Ballroom||April 5 - 7||In partnership with the LSU Department of English, The Southern Review, New Delta Review, and the English Graduate School Association, this 3-day event brings together nationally acclaimed writers, artists, and performers from across the state and throughout the nation for a three-day public event that includes readings, panels, food, drinks, music, and a unique gathering of Baton Rouge’s creative community.|
|Student Conference Poster Showcase||Middleton Library, front lobby||April 5 - 12 | All day||Did you know that LSU undergrads travel all over the US and world to present their research? Make sure to check out their posters in the Middleton Library lobby. Each poster was presented by an undergraduate student at an academic or professional conference.|
|Stargazing||Nicholson Hall Landolt Astronomical Observatory||April 6 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Explore the galaxy! LSU physics faculty and students will be on hand to teach visitors as they view the night sky through a telescope on the rooftop observatory of Nicholson Hall. Entry to the building is by the door in the middle of the south side of Nicholson Hall. People will then be directed to climb the stairs up to the roof. The observatory was built in the late 1930’s and is not handicapped accessible.|
|LSU Museum of Natural Science Tours||Foster Hall, first floor||April 8 @ 10 AM and 10:45 AM | April 11 @ 10 AM and 10:45 AM||Take a tour behind the scenes of the LSU Museum of Natural Science. The museum houses research collections of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and more! Come view cool animal specimens and learn all about this important scientific resource.|
|Hill Memorial Library Special Collections Tours||Hill Memorial Library||April 8 @ 10:00 AM | April 11 @ 2:00 PM | April 22 @ 11:00AM||Take a tour of this jewel of the campus! Built as the original library for LSU, Hill Memorial now serves as the special collections library and houses many unique and rare books and artifacts related to Louisiana and LSU history.|
|College of Engineering Bengal Bot Brawl||Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Commons Atrium||April 9 | 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM||Come cheer on your favorite student-built robot in this annual robot battle!|
|LSU Discover Day – Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium||LSU Student Union||April 9 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM||Hundreds of undergraduates from LSU and visiting schools will present their research and creative works throughout the day at this free annual event. Stop by the Student Union to check it out, grab some free food, and get a free t-shirt!|
|Landscape Architecture Tours||Memorial Oak Grove (behind the Student Union)||April 9 @ 2 PM | April 10 @ 11 AM||This tour will look at iconic plants and the spatial experiences they create on the LSU campus. We will learn how to identify some of these species such as the southern live oak, southern magnolia, azalea, and cabbage palm, and we will hear about their storied histories in southern gardens. Join landscape architecture professor Nicholas Serrano for a 50 minute tour of campus through a designers lens, beginning at the Memorial Oak Grove behind the Student Union, up Highland Avenue, down the Quad, and ending inside the Design Building.|
|LSU Digital Commons Workshops||Middleton Library, Room 141 (RIS Conference Room)||April 10 | 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM||This workshop is designed to introduce undergraduate researchers to LSU Digital Commons, the university's institutional repository. Students who attend the workshop will learn how to set up their institutional repository accounts and how to submit their Discovery Day posters to the institutional repository. Students are asked to bring their laptops to the workshops and to make sure they have a digital copy of their Discover Day poster saved to their laptop.|
|Nutrition & Food Sciences Sensory Services Lab, Kitchen Lab, and
Food Chemistry & Analysis Lab Tours
|Animal and Food Sciences Laboratory building||April 10 | 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM||Students can learn about product testings, tour the labs, and will have the chance to test whether they are a 'supertaster'! Students are welcome to sign up for 1 of the 4 tours. Each tour will last approximately 30 minutes.|
|Indian Mounds Tour||LSU Indian Mounds, at corner of Field House Rd and Dalrymple Dr||April 10 | 10:00 AM||LSU anthropology professor, Dr. Rebecca Saunders, will lead a tour of the 6,000 year old Indian Mounds located at the corner of Dalrymple and Field House Rd. Walk-ups are also welcome to take the tour!|
|Coast & Environment Poster Presentations||Energy, Coast, and Environment Building Rotunda||April 10 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
|Howe Russell Hall, Room 131||April 10 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM|
|NSF Graduate Fellowships Workshop||Coates Hall, Room 155||April 10 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Learn about these prestigious national fellowships. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend this introductory workshop. There will be a follow-up workshop series in the fall semester for students who want instruction and feedback on their application. Walk-ins welcome.|
|Humanities Amped Research Conference||LSU Student Union||pril 11 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM||For five years, Humanities Amped students have created research and action projects based on a desire to transform injustices they identify in their own lives and experiences. Throughout the school year, groups of students conduct research and use their findings to spark action in their communities. Come check out this year’s incredible work!|
|Psychology Undergraduate Poster Session||Audubon Hall, Room 114||April 11 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Students are invited to come check out posters showcasing mentored research conducted in Psychology labs. Awards will be given for First Place ($200), Second Place ($100), and Third Place ($50).|
|Tours of the Mississippi River Model||LSU Center for River Studies||April 12 | 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM||The river model is 10,000 square feet and based on the topography and bathymetry of the Mississippi River Delta covering southeast Louisiana. Pumps are used to control the water and sediment injection. The model is able to replicate the flow, water levels and sediment (sand) transport of the river, where one year of the Mississippi River is simulated in one hour.|
|Ogden Honors Thesis Celebration||French House||April 12 | 11:30 AM||It’s Honors Thesis Submission Day! The Ogden Honors College celebrates the accomplishments of students completing an Honors Thesis.|
Incentives for Students and Faculty
The first 100 LSU undergraduate students to post a photo from an Undergraduate Research Week event will win a t-shirt!
The first 100 LSU undergraduate students to post a selfie with their research mentor during Undergraduate Research Week event will win a “World’s Greatest Mentor” mug to give to your faculty mentor!
- Take a photo at one Undergraduate Research Week event or with your research mentor
- Post your photo to either Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook
- Tag LSU Discover (@lsudiscover) or use #LSUresearch on each post
- Follow LSU Discover on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook
All winners will be contacted the week after Spring Break.