The purpose of LSU Discover is to enhance student learning by strengthening and expanding undergraduate research across LSU’s many and varied curricula. Faculty, staff and students are currently developing this plan … Read More
What is the QEP?
The QEP is a plan that engages the entire LSU community in identifying and addressing a well-defined topic that contributes to improving LSU as a whole and strengthening your ability to learn … Read More
LSU Discover is pleased to announce the inaugural, campus-wide, undergraduate research symposium, LSU Discover Research Day, in the Cotillion Ballroom of the LSU student union on March 10, 2014—the Monday after Mardi Gras, and one day before LSU’s on-site review!
In order to ensure a successful event, the QEP Implementation Committee is asking that each college help us find appropriate students—ones who are far enough along in their research experience that they would be able to present on March 10. Presenting a poster that has already appeared at another meeting is acceptable. We are also exploring the possibility of having presentation types other than posters, so if you have a student … Nominate a Student >>
HOW CAN I HELP?
Fortunately there are already some great ways to get involved in undergraduate research at LSU … Read More
Undergraduate research sparks critical thinking and creativity. It hones the ability to pose the right question, solve for the right answer and distill the messy, complex, and abstract thoughts of a lab notebook into an elegant argument.
Learn more about the awards, competitions and research opportunities available at LSU.
How to Find A Mentor
A faculty mentor is one of the most powerful advocates an undergraduate can have at LSU or any flagship university. Over time in an undergraduate research project, the student will learn the principles and practices of effective academic research by becoming involved in the mentor’s in-process, real-world research in an area or subject related to the student’s career interests. More so than a single semester or summer project, multi-semester mentored research allows for a student to transition from dependent-based projects to independent research.
A mentor can get to know your skills and … Read More