Area HS Students to Present Research as Part of LSU HSSR Program

Group photo of high school students in HSSR program

July 28, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – Over the last five months, students from six Louisiana high schools have worked with 15 faculty mentors in the LSU College of Engineering as part of the college’s High School Summer Research, or HSSR, internship program.

On Friday, July 30, those 20 students will present their work in a poster presentation event at 10 a.m. in the Cambre Atrium of Patrick F. Taylor Hall on LSU’s campus. The students are rising juniors and seniors at LSU University Lab School; St. Joseph’s Academy; McKinley Senior High School; Math, Science, and Arts Academy-East; Catholic High School; and Baton Rouge Magnet High School.

For the event, students will present their research through posters highlighting the work they’ve done to peers, teachers, mentors, friends, family, etc. They will also be judged by College of Engineering faculty, staff, and graduate students, and the top three placements will earn prizes.

Per COVID-19 considerations and current LSU guidelines, all presentations will be spaced ~10 feet apart to allow for maximum social distancing. All in attendance will be required to wear face masks, and individuals without face masks will be asked to leave.

The HSSR program is an outreach program aimed at high-achieving, local high school students who are interested in research in the fields of engineering, computer science, and construction management. HSSR interns learn from faculty research groups and understand how they work, what inspires them, and how to continue in fields related to engineering in college and beyond. Learn more about the HSSR program.


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