LSU to host Discover Day highlighting undergraduate research


Twenty-five gifted undergraduate students will present their research at LSU Discover Day on March 19, 2015 in the Cotillion Ballroom in the Student Union. Through this annual conference, LSU creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education at the university.

Discover Day participants share a three to five minute summary of their research and then field questions from conference attendees regarding their research. Among these elite students is kinesiology senior Sarah Odom, who plans to present findings from her current research and work with Dr. Arend Van Gemmert, in his Fine Motor Control and Learning Laboratory. She has carried out various research projects in this capacity. Odom also presented a poster at the Discover research day, titled “The effects of mental load and auditory noise on the acquisition and learning of a motor task.” She will graduate in December 2015.

LSU Discover is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual student symposium, LSU Discover Day, to provide students an avenue to present their work. LSU Discover Day provides an opportunity to interact with peers and faculty from across campus working in similar research fields, learn about how research and scholarship is conducted in different fields, to prepare for graduate school and employment opportunities, and to develop presentation skills. 


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The LSU School of Kinesiology advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement.

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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