These workshops are designed to help undergraduate students of all levels become more effective researchers. Our offerings include: Becoming a Researcher, Conducting Ethical Research, Managing Citations and Bibliographies, and Writing Successful Abstracts and Artist Statements. Students who attend any four workshops this academic year will receive an Advanced Research Skills Certification!
Award-winning engineer and planetary scientist S. Alan Stern, who leads NASA’s historic mission to explore Pluto, will give a free public lecture Friday, Sept. 2, at 2:00 p.m. in the LSU Hill Memorial Library. For... Read More
Advanced Research Skills Workshop: Getting Excited About Research Dates: Sep. 7, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wondering what your professors really do? In this workshop you’ll learn about academic research and the various research activities around you.... Read More
Advanced Research Skills Workshop: Citing Not Cheating Dates: Sep. 28, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Questioning if you’re cheating? This how-to workshop will discuss the importance of conducting ethical research by teaching tangible skills to avoid... Read More
The 8th annual LSU Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), “Excite/Explore/Experiment” will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Louisiana State University Energy, Coast, & Environment Building. The abstract submission deadline is September 30, 2016.... Read More
Advanced Research Skills Workshop: Organizing Citations; Creating Bibliographies Date: Oct. 19, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Interested in how to more easily manage citations and create your bibliography? This workshop is for you! In it you will... Read More
The 2016 Louisiana Book Festival is Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, in downtown Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum and nearby locations. Learn... Read More
Advanced Research Skills Workshop: Preparing Presentations Date: Nov. 2, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Terrified of speaking in public? This workshop will focus on various strategies to help you communicate your research, including presenting to people... Read More
Meet Davis Cowles, a 2016 Discover Scholar Awardee.
Davis Cowles is an Honors College Senior with a major in Coastal Environmental Sciences and a minor in Spanish. Watch this short video to learn more about his research.
Finding a Mentor
LSU Discover launched our Mentor & Research Opportunity Database.
Save the date for LSU Discover Day 2017! The 4th annual edition of the undergraduate research and creative endeavors showcase will take place on April 4, 2017. Check back in the coming months for application details and more information about LSU Discover Day 2017.
Thank you to everyone who came out to LSU Discover Day 2016—it was a resounding success! We had over 100 student researchers present their research and creative projects, and well over 400 visitors attended this university-wide undergraduate research and creativity symposium.