MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU Hosts Undergraduate Research Week April 5-12

BATON ROUGE – Undergraduate students at LSU have the opportunity to conduct research from Day 1, which sets them apart from their peers at colleges and universities across the U.S. Building their resumes with undergraduate research opportunities makes them more competitive for graduate school, paid fellowships and industry internships, which build successful careers. LSU will host the inaugural LSU Undergraduate Research Week from April 5-12 to showcase the research conducted by LSU undergraduate students and offer the opportunity for LSU students, faculty, staff and the general public to explore the research conducted throughout campus.

“We have been running the successful LSU Discover Day – Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium for the past six years. We’re building off this success by organizing about 20 different lab tours and events over the week in addition to the day-long symposium this year. We’re really excited about the momentum that’s building around undergraduate research at LSU,” said Sarah Ferstel, LSU Discover program manager.

Among the many activities, the LSU community will have the chance to learn about the

Campus Mounds from an archaeology professor, take a walking tour of campus with a landscape architecture professor, explore the unique collections of Hill Memorial Library with an archivist, visit the new LSU Center for River Studies’ Lower Mississippi River model and more.

The public is welcome to join the LSU community at any of these free events. A full events calendar with details can be found at


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