Amount and distribution:
25 travel stipends of up to $1,000 will be given to eligible undergraduate students on a first come, first served basis. Travel Stipends are available to eligible undergraduate students from all colleges at LSU. Once all funds have been allocated, we will make note of that on this page. Currently, we still have funds available for the 2016-2017 academic year.
- Reimbursement only; no travel advances are available.
- Students must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at LSU at time of travel.
- Students must have the approval of their faculty mentor before the travel departure date.
- Students must have their research or creative project accepted for presentation at an academic or professional event such as a conference or symposium. Student conferences are no longer eligible.
- Students must complete the online application form and submit a copy of their current transcript.
- Student must be in good standing with the university.
- Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
- Students will apply for the stipend via the online application form.
- A request for approval will be sent to the student’s faculty mentor.
- If the student does not have approval from a faculty mentor, the student will be informed that they are not eligible for the stipend via email.
- If the faculty member approves the student’s travel, then LSU Discover will notify the student and faculty mentor that the student has been approved to receive travel reimbursement. Students will be asked to schedule a meeting with an LSU Discover staff member to review the Travel Stipend Agreement Form at least two weeks before the first day of travel.
Terms and conditions
- All airfare must be booked in coach through Shorts Travel by calling 888-846-6810 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students will be notified of reimbursement limits for hotel and per diem per LSU’s PM-13 Travel regulations during their consultation with an LSU Discover coordinator.
- If student does not meet any of the Reimbursement Requirements outlined in the Travel Stipend Agreement Form, for example if they fail to produce receipts within one month of return from travel, then LSU Discover reserves the right to refuse reimbursement.
List of 2016-2017 Travel Stipend Recipients
- Allison Barbato, College of Science, from Lafayette, LA
Presented an oral presentation titled “Using Grainsize Analysis to Refine Internal Characteristics of the False River Point Bar; Lower Mississippi River, Louisiana” at the Geological Society of America South Central Conference, in San Antonio, TX
- Victoria Burges, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, from Baton Rouge, LA
Presented an oral presentation titled “(WT)F Is Up Question Word Deletion in AAVE (African American Vernacular English)?” at the Southeastern Conference On Linguistics, in Charleston, SC
- Alexandra Burns, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, from Prairieville, LA
Presented an oral presentation titled “(T) and (D) dropping in Southern American English Across SES and Generations” at the Southeastern Conference On Linguistics, in Charleston, SC
- Bonnie Dupre, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Presented a poster titled “Using the Music and Memory Program in a Dementia Activity Center” at the 2017 Aging in America Conference, in Chicago, IL
- Hayley Franklin, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, from Baton Rouge, LA
Presented an oral presentation titled “The Syntax of AAVE Be Like” at the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics, in Charleston, SC
- Patrick Isacks, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Presented an oral presentation titled “Fractured Europe” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2017, in Memphis, TN
- Nikka Khorsandi, College of Science, from Lafayette, LA
Presented a poster titled “Immunohistochemical Comparison of Retinal Cell Populations in an Aquatic Predator Species and Terrestrial Prey Species that share a Common Evolutionary Ancestor” at Neuroscience 2016, in San Diego, CA
- Katelyn Lamb, School of the Coast & Environment
Presented a poster titled “Preliminary isotopic analyses of coastal seabirds collected from Louisiana in 2010 during the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment” at the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, in New Orleans, LA
- Samantha Lanjewar, College of Agriculture from Valhalla, NY
Presented a poster titled “Feasibility of whole genome amplification of lysed cells from embryo biopsies for preimplantation genetic diagnosis” at the 43rd Annual Conference of the IETS (International Embryo Technology Society), in Austin, Texas
- Devin Manning, College of Engineering, from New Orleans, LA
Presented a poster titled “Development of a Microfluidic Device to Quantify Algal Chemotaxis” at the AIChE 2016 Annual Student Conference, in San Francisco, CA
- Shannon Matzke, School of the Coast & Environment
Presented an oral presentation titled “Nitrogen fixation rates associated with anatomical features of Sargassum horneri surrounding Catalina Island, CA” at the ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, in Honolulu, HI.
- Christopher Peck, College of Science, from Baton Rouge, LA
Presented a poster titled “Examination of the Ross Ice Sea Shelf Fauna” at the 2016 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, in New Orleans, LA
- Catherine M. Pinas, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, from Darien, IL
Presented a poster titled “Does Individualized Music Reduce Agitation and Confused Responses in Respite Center Clients?” at the 2017 Aging in America Conference in Chicago, IL
- Emily Ribando-Gros, College of Science, from New Orleans, LA
Presented an oral presentation titled “Second Minimal Orbits, Sharkovski Ordering, and Universality in Chaos” at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings, in Atlanta, Georgia
- Hunter Songy, College of Science, from LaPlace, LA
Presented a poster titled “Tourmaline as an indicator of dynamic fluids associated with ore deposits: Examples from western Nevada” at the Geological Society of America 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.
- Shelby Stewart, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, from Metairie, LA
Presented a poster titled “E-cigarette Use Patterns and Attitudes Among Problematic College Drinkers” at the 2016 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, in New York City, NY
View the list of 2015-2016 Travel Stipend recipients here.