On April 4, 2017, LSU Discover will host the 4th annual LSU Discover Day undergraduate research and creative endeavors symposium.
Students from all disciplines and colleges at LSU will compete in the poster, oral presentation, or visual display (art who) competitions, which will be judged by LSU faculty and staff. All LSU Discover Day events and presentations are free and open to the public, and faculty are encouraged to promote LSU Discover Day to their classes.
LSU Discover Day 2017
Schedule of Events
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Set-up and registration
9:00 – 11 a.m. Poster Presentations in the Student Union Ballroom
9:00 – 11 a.m. Art Show in the Student Union Art Gallery
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Oral Presentations in Student Union rooms: Red River Room (323), Vieux Carre (325), and Capital Chamber (329): View the Oral Presentation Schedule
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Awards ceremony
The application period is now closed. Student applicants accepted for participation in Discover Day 2017 will be contacted by Friday, March 3rd.
LSU Discover is pleased to announce that Discover Day 2017 will be open to undergraduate students from all post-secondary institutions in Louisiana.
Judging and Volunteers
Want to help with LSU Discover Day 2017?
We need volunteers to help with set-up, check-in, and clean up. Volunteers can sign up to help anytime between 7 am and 9 pm on April 4th.
LSU Discover is seeking faculty, staff, and doctoral student volunteers to judge undergraduate research and creativity posters, presentations, or performances at the annual LSU Discover Day on April 4, 2017. You can sign up for as little as one hour of judging. If your student is presenting, you will not be assigned to score your own student. All judges will be contacted by March 31st with instructions.
If you have any questions, contact Sarah Ferstel at LSU Discover: email@example.com or 578-8914.
Presentation & Competition Categories
Each category will be judged by an independent panel of faculty judges, and awards presented to the top submissions in each category.
Poster: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics division
Poster: Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts division
Oral: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics division
Oral: Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts division
Visual Display (Juried Art Show): Artwork, 3-D Models, Design, etc.
*The Juried Art Show will be installed on March 31. Artwork must be dropped off at the Union Gallery on March 31. The exhibition dates are from March 31 – April 28, 2017.
**Due to low application numbers the performance competition has been cancelled.
LSU Discover Day 2017
- September 1, 2016: Online Application Opens
- February 20, 2017: Online Application Closes – Extended to Feb.28th!
- March 3, 2017: Discover Day participants notified of acceptance (note that applicants to the Juried Student Art Show will be notified by March 7).
- March 31, 2017: Art show submissions must be dropped off to the Student Union Gallery
- April 2, 2017: All PowerPoint presentations due to LSU Discover (for Oral Presentations), as well as PDF’s of posters.
- April 4, 2017: Discover Day Event
How to Apply
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! Applications for Discover Day 2018 will open in fall of 2017.
Workshops are offered through our Advanced Research Skills Workshop series on how to write abstracts and artist statements. Click here for dates and to register.
- LSU invites undergraduate students from all disciplines to present poster sessions, oral presentations, performances, or visual art exhibits.
- Students must work with a faculty mentor for their project to be eligible.
- Students must be current undergraduates with a graduation date of spring 2017 or later to be eligible.
- Due to space limitations, only two undergraduate students from each project may present a poster or art presentation. All other co-authors will be listed in the program.
- Each student must submit an abstract or statement of 250 words maximum.
- The language used should be understandable not only by someone knowledgeable in the field, but also by a reasonably informed non-specialist.
- The project mentor and all co-authors should review and approve this abstract before it is submitted.
- Instructions for abstracts.
- Please note: you can submit an application even if your project is not complete, though all work must be complete in time for presentation at the event..