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Project Grants

Each semester, LSU Discover funds at least 10 undergraduate student research or creative projects. The purpose of these grants is to provide students a learning opportunity through participation in faculty-mentored projects. Students from any major are welcome to apply. With an LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Project Grant, currently enrolled, full-time LSU undergraduate students can receive funding for hourly wages, supplies, and travel related to an undergraduate research or creative project. Students must have an LSU employed faculty member serve as their supervisor and sign their time-sheets.

To read the list of Summer 2021 grant recipients and previously funded students, go to the bottom of the page under 'Past Research Grant Recipients'. 

Looking for funding to present at a conference? Apply for an LSU Discover Conference Travel stipend.

 

Funding Limits

  • Fall – $1,500
  • Spring – $1,500
  • Summer – $2,500

 

Funding Cycle Dates

 

Application Information

 

Recipient Responsibilities

 

Guidelines for acknowledging our support in publications and presentations

Primary Support – for research fully-funded by LSU Discover

  • “This research was funded by an Undergraduate Research Grant from the Discover Undergraduate Research Program at Louisiana State University.”

Partial Support – for research partially funded by LSU Discover

  • “This research was funded in part by an Undergraduate Research Grant from the Discover Undergraduate Research Program at Louisiana State University.”

* For posters and presentation slides, please include the LSU Discover logo (either the horizontal or vertical versions of our logo):

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Research Grant Recipients

 

Fall 2021 Recipients

 

Name Major Department in which research is conducted Mentor Research
Anang Bungwon Microbiology Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Antonietta Guero-Plata Regulation of the Immune Response by Viral-Induced Non-Coding RNA
Emily Garcia Biochemistry Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. William Doerrler Role of a conserved membrane protein family in antibiotic sensitivity and virulence of the multidrug resistant human pathogen Klebsiella Pneumoniae
Anna Guidry Biological Engineering Biological Engineering; College of Engineering Dr. Philip Jung Accelerated wound healing by oxygen-generating tissue scaffolds
Sean Hager Geology Geology & Geophysics; College of Science Dr. Adam Forte Appraising the Accuracy of Junction Angle Measurements from Automatically Extraced Drainage Networks
Olivia Hurley Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment Dr. Austin Lynn Sexual Reproduction and Recruitment Potential Following Phragmites australis Die-back in the Mississippi River Delta
Kyleigh Jackson Communication Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders; College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Hyunju Chung Analysis of acoustic and articulatory characteristics of English lateral /l/ produced by Korean-English Bilingual Children
Madison LeBlanc Physics Physics & Astronomy; College of Science Dr. Tabetha Boyajian Transit Model Fitting of Tabby’s Star
Evan Leonhard English and Philosophy Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Carmela Mattza Transcending the Artist: A Neo-Thomistic Inquiry into the Autonomy of Art
Stephanie Lofton Biochemistry Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Adam Melvin 3D Plate Insert Co-culture with Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Jackson Martingayle Natural Resource Ecology & Management Renewable Natural Resources, College of Agriculture Dr. John Nyman Nutrient Availability, Flooding Stress, and Salinity Stress Interaction in Growth of Avicennia germinans (L.) L. Seedlings
Abigail Mechatto Microbiology Entomology; College of Agriculture Dr. Michael Stout The Relationship Between Deterrence and Toxicity of Plant Secondary Metabolites against the Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda
Marz Newman Physics Physics & Astronomy; College of Science Dr. Matthew Penny Deep Learning to Identify Objects in Telescope Images Proposal
Jacob Reinhardt Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences; School of the Coast & Environment Dr. Matthew Hiatt The Effects of Cold Fronts on Currents in Barataria Bay
Ria Salway Biological Sciences Environmental Sciences; College of the Coast & Environment  Dr. Linda Bui Louisiana’s Cancer Alley: The Fight Against Formosa
Anna Stebbins Anthropology Geography & Anthropology; College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Kristine DeLong Barium/Calcium Ratios in Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) as a Potential Environmental Proxy: Examining the Effects of Anthropogenic Freshwater Flooding on Development and Mortality of Oysters in the Pontchartrain Basin
Claire Sullivan Coastal Environmental Science Environmental Sciences; College of the Coast & Environment  Dr. Linda Bui Louisiana’s Cancer Alley: The Fight Against Formosa
Madeline Thomas Computer Engineering Computer Engineering; College of Science Dr. Amirhosein Jafari Establishing an energy-Smart Office lab by Developing an Occupant-Centric Energy Management System
Zahara Vafaei Naeini Biological Sciences Biological Sciences; College of Science Dr. SeYeon Chung Revealing the role of Puratrophin-1 like in Drosophila salivary gland formation
Hongjie Zhu Civil Engineering Civil Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Aly-Mousaad Aly Design of Coastal Buildings for Hurricanes: Innovative Large-Scale Testing
 

Summer 2021 Recipients

 

Name Major Department in which research is conducted Mentor Research
Sanaa Alam Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Alyssa Johnson The Effect of Acute Oxidative Stress on Tubular Lysosome Formation and Lifespan Extension in C. elegans
Cecilia Aucoin Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Huangen Ding Iron homeostasis in Escherichia coli cells: A Study of Fur and Anaerobiosis Modifications
Kortni Blalock Agricultural Business Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, College of Agriculture Dr. Danyi Qi Get New Life in Stay-at-Home Economy? Estimating the consumer preferences for meal kit delivery during COVID-19 Pandemic
Jena Bordelon Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Chen Chen Generation of Staphylococcal Superantigen-like Protein to Inhibit Neutrophil Infiltration in Murine Pneumonia Models
Allie Brooks Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Dorin Boldor Multiphysics Numerical Modeling of Electromagnetic-Driven Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass
Anang Bungwon Microbiology Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Antonietta Guero-Plata Regulation of the Immune Response by Viral-Induced Non-Coding RNA
Allison Cannon Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Christine Lattin Testing cytokines as the link between the HPA axis and immune responses to avian malaria
Timothy Chen Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. James Moroney Assaying plant carbonic anhydrase activity using the Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutant ΔNCE103
Pearce Copeland Biological Sciences Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Yongchan Kwon Cell-free reprogramming monolignol biosynthetic pathway
Gabriela Coronel Hernandez Chemistry Chemistry, College of Science Dr. Victor Garcia-Lopez Molecular Machines Modulate Plasma Membrane Structure and Dynamics
Miller Dickerson Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Philip Jung Screening and selection of chimeras from non-contiguous recombination of laminin globular domains by applying random forest machine learning
Evan Dore Biochemistry Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Karen Maruska How do visual and chemosensory stimuli during malemale aggression affect behaviors and neural activation patterns in an African cichlid fish?
Joshua Fabre Physics Physics & Astronomy, College of Science Dr. Omar Magana-Loaiza Real time quantum imaging with few photons
Emily Garcia Biochemistry Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. William Doerrler Role of a conserved membrane protein family in antibiotic sensitivity and virulence of the multidrug resistant human pathogen Klebsiella Pneumoniae
Chris Gupta Mathematics Chemistry, College of Science Dr. Revati Kumar Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Sodium Triflate and TFSI with Mixed Glyme Solvents
Parker Hannan Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Yongchan Kwon Cell-free reprogramming monolignol biosynthetic pathway
Chloe Heitmeier Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Yongchan Kwon Cell-free reprogramming monolignol biosynthetic pathway
Olivia Hurley Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment Dr. Austin Lynn Sexual Reproduction and Recruitment Potential Following Phragmites australis Die-back in the Mississippi River Delta
Sarah Lackey Animal Sciences Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture Dr. Erin Oberhaus Whole blood transcriptome analysis of insulin sensitive and insulin dysregulated horses
Parker Lawrence Biochemistry Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast and Environment Dr. Jennifer Brum Investigating Unique Viral Communities Within Diverse Marine ‘Dead Zones’
Cale Locicero Chemistry Chemistry, College of Science Dr. Rendy Kartika Synthesis of α, α’-Bis-Quarternary Hydroxy Ketones
Stephanie Lofton Biochemistry Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Adam Melvin 3D Plate Insert Co-culture with Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Jackson Martingayle Natural Resource Ecology & Management Renewable Natural Resources, College of Agriculture Dr. John Nyman Nutrient Availability, Flooding Stress, and Salinity Stress Interaction in Growth of Avicennia germinans (L.) L. Seedlings
Grayce Mores Microbiology Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Mark Batzer Discovery and Analysis of Unique Alu Insertions in the Capuchin Species Sapajus apella
Ashley Patron Physics Physics and Astronomy, College of Science Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez Providing Statistics on Earthquakes and Detector Lockloss
Ignatius Semmes Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Todd Monroe Development of a 3-D printed open-source sperm counting chamber
Hunter Stewart Biological Sciences Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Alexandra Noel Effects of in utero exposures to nicotine salt mint-flavored Puff Bar aerosols on lung function and immune responses in neonate mice.
Madeline Thomas Computer Engineering Computer Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Amirhosein Jafari Establishing an energy-Smart Office lab by Developing an Occupant-Centric Energy Management System

 

College of Agriculture

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Nathan Le Spring 2021 Biological Sciences Entomology, College of Agriculture Dr. Qian Sun Exploration by Smell: The Impact of Orco Gene on Tunneling Behavior in Termites
Peyton Mercola Spring 2021 Nutrition and Food Sciences Nutrition and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture Dr. Erin McKinley An Analysis of Pandemic Panic Buying Motivators among College Students using Mind Genomics Cognitive Science
Alexis Theriot Spring 2021 Nutrition and Food Sciences Nutrition and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture Dr. Erin McKinley An Analysis of Pandemic Panic Buying Motivators among College Students using Mind Genomics Cognitive Science
Natlia Urrutia-Alvarez Spring 2021 Nutrition and Food Sciences Nutrition and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture Dr. Erin McKinley An Analysis of Pandemic Panic Buying Motivators among College Students using Mind Genomics Cognitive Science
Ashlyn Sak  Fall 2020 Natural Resource Ecology and Management Renewable Natural Resources, College of Agriculture Dr. Phil Stouffer Nest Box Preference and Nest Temperature Effects on Breeding Success and Nestling Growth Rate in Prothonotary Warblers in Louisiana
William Dunford Summer 2020 Microbiology Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture Dr. Vinson Doyle A Guide to the Toxic Mushrooms of East Baton Rouge Parish
Alexis Boyd Fall 2019 Plant & Soil Systems Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, College of Agriculture Dr. Christopher Clark Improving the Long-Term Protocol for Sweet Potato Tissue Cultures
Haley Jeneske Spring 2020 & Spring 2021 Animal, Dairy & Poultry Sciences Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture Dr. Kenneth McMillin Potential Factors Related to Muscle Degeneration in White Striping Chicken Breast
Keyla Pruett Summer 2019 Natural Resource Ecology & Management Entomology, College of Agriculture Dr. Rodrigo Diaz Developing PCR Primers to Assess Parasitism Rates and Spatial Distributions of Parasitoids of the Roseau Cane Scale
Kathryn Davis Spring 2019 Natural Resource Ecology and Management & Spanish Renewable Natural Resources, College of Agriculture Dr. Sabrina Taylor Assessing population structure in subspecies of Seaside Sparrow (Ammospiza maritima)
Alexandra Perez Fall 2018 Coastal Environmental Science Renewable Natural Resources, College of Agriculture Dr. Megan La Peyre Improving energy models of the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica
Stefanie Foreman Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Natural Resource Ecology & Management   Linda Hooper-Bui Impact of Red Foxes on Live Oaks
Lesley Twiner Spring 2018 Natural Resource Ecology & Management   Maurice Wolcott Using GIS to Compare Coastal Wetland Loss Between Managed and Unmanaged Sites
 

 

College of Art & Design

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
JaNiece Campbell Spring 2021 Studio Art Digital Art, College of Art & Design Dr. Hye Yeon Nam STEM Accessibility through Creative Coding
Tanner Theisen Summer 2020 Architecture Architecture, College of Art & Design Dr. Niloufar Emami Investigation of Additive Manufacturing for the Design and Fabrication of Facade Paneling Systems
Andrea Miller Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 Studio Art – Photography Art, College of Art & Design Dr. Johanna Warwick Reflections on Regional Identity and Exclusivity
Peter Tinker Summer 2019 Architecture Architecture, College of Art & Design Dr. Niloufar Emami Employing Virtual Reality for Digital Design and Fabrication Verification
Arden McMillin Spring 2019 Studio Art – Photography Art, College of Art & Design Dr. Kristine Thompson Home and History: an investigation into the complexity of small southern towns that never left the Civil War
Laura Devalcourt Fall 2017 Studio Art   Lynne Baggett Design and Production for a Traveling Exhibition: “Letterform Characters: From Stone Carver to Type Designer”
 

E.J. Ourso College of Business

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Jared Cyprian Fall 2020 Finance Finance, E.J. Ourso College of Business Dr. Kurtay Ognuc The Performance of Hedge Fund Strategies
Rion Askin Summer 2020 Management Management, E.J. Ourso College of Business Dr. Andrew Loignon Uncovering the Strengths of Black Women in Senior Leadership Positions
Ariana Buckner Fall 2019 Information Systems & Decision Sciences Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, E.J. Ourso Dr. Reg Tucker Peer Influence Effects on the Spread of Disinformation
Sean Krieg Summer 2019 Economics Economics, E.J. Ourso College of Business Dr. Dek Terrell The Impact of a Carbon Tax and Dividend Policy on Louisiana’s Consumption Spending
Abimbola Ogundare Spring 2019 International Trade and Finance Economics, E.J. Ourso College of Business Dr. Daniel Keniston Uncovering the Roots of the Black-White Wealth Gap: The Freedman’s Bank Crash
Lauren Agrigento Spring 2018 Economics   Joni Shreve Prediction of Potential Opiate Addiction

 

College of Coast & Environment

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Parker Lawrence Spring 2021 Biochemistry Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, School of the Coast and Environment Dr. Jennifer Brum Investigating Unique Viral Communities Within Diverse Marine ‘Dead Zones’
Lauren Lewellen Fall 2020 Biochemistry Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast and Environment Dr. Sibel Bargu Ates Survival and Toxicity of Overwintering Cyanobacteria in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
Victoria Rittell Fall 2020 Biochemistry Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, College of Coast and Environment Dr. Jennifer Brum Composition of Fish Cut Microbiomes in LSU Lakes and their Application in Fisheries Research
Josef Schuster Fall 2020 Natural Resource Ecology & Management Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of Coast and Environment Dr. Michael Dance Diet Composition of Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Gulf of Mexico
Danielle Soileau Fall 2020 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, College of Coast and Environment Dr. Tracy Quirk Photosynthetic Response of a Cladium jamaicense-dominated Marsh Community to Pulsed and Prolonged Saltwater Intrusion
Denise Poveda Spring 2020 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment Dr. Robert Twilley Effects Of Hydroperiod On The Productivity And Decomposition Rate Of Below Ground Biomass Of Coastal Marshes In Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana
Josef Schuster Spring 2020 Natural Resource Ecology & Management Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment Dr. Michael Dance Diet Composition of Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Gulf of Mexico
Callie Snow Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, School of the Coast & Environment Dr. Sibel Bargu Studying the Succession of 2019 Toxic Cyanobacteria Bloom (CyanoHAB) Development in Lake Pontchartrain Project Progress
Jenna Cheramie Fall 2019 Wildlife Ecology Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment Dr. Michael Dance Stomach Content Analysis of Tertiary and Quaternary Marine Predators for Micro Plastics
Katerine Kjos Summer 2019 Chemistry Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, School of the Coast & Environment Dr. Revati Kumar Neural Network Potentials to Simulate Graphene Oxide -Water Interfaces
Nadia Romero Spring 2019 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, School of the Coast & Environment Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy Evaluating Mangrove Wetland Productivity as Ecosystem Service under Climate Change in Coastal Louisiana
Rohit Kalvakaalva Fall 2018 Coastal Environmental Science Environmental Sciences, School of the Coast & Environment Dr. Brian Snyder Biogas Conversion of Native Gulf of Mexico Macroalgae via Anaerobic Digestion
Katelyn Lamb Spring 2018 Coastal Environmental Sciences   Michael Polito Mercury Biomagnification in Coastal Louisiana Food Webs Immediately Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

 

College of Engineering

 

Name(s) Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Lizabeth Breaux Spring 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Phillip Jung Multifactorial optimization and optogenetic stimulation to promote Schwann cell proliferation to accelerate axonal repair
Kara Liimatta Spring 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Elizabeth Martin Effect of Inflammatory Cytokines on Endocrine Response in Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Ignatius Semmes Spring 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Todd Monroe Development of a 3-D printed open-source sperm counting chamber
Aliza Siddiqui Spring 2021 Computer Science Computer Science, College of Engineering Dr. Mark Wilde Optimizing Bidirectional Quantum Teleportation
Hongjie Zhu Spring 2021 Civil Engineering Civil Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Aly-Mousaad Aly Design of Coastal Buildings for Hurricanes: Innovative Large-Scale Testing
Morgan Doyle Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Elizabeth Martin Mimicking Tumor Matrix Composition and Fiber Alignment in vitro
Grace Lowry and Monica Sarmiento Fall 2020 Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Samuel Snow Viruses Disinfection and Regrowth
Alexis Booe Summer 2020 Biological Sciences Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Adam Melvin Biophysical Analysis of the Phototactic Response of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii using a 3D-Printed Microfluidic Device
Jake Fontenot & Adam Bao Summer 2020 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering , College of Engineering Dr. Philip Jung 3D Bio-printing of Myocardial Infarction Guided by Bayesian Optimization
Siarra Gremillion Summer 2020 Computer Science Computer Science, College of Engineering Dr. Anas Mahmoud Engineering a User-Friendly LSU Course Offering App
Dylan Stephens Summer 2020 Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Corina Barbalata Underwater Robotic Control Systems
Gabrielle Langlois and Grace Lowry Spring 2020 Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Samuel Snow Viruses Disinfection and Regrowth
Jarod Larriviere Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. James Dorman Molten Salt Synthesis Process for the Doping of Ceria-based Perovskites Will Induce strain Within a Dense Cubic Structure with Conductive Pathways Through Oxide Ion Vacancies
Maryn Cavalier Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Elizabeth Martin Involvement of Stromal Age in Breast Cancer Endocrine Response
Timothy King & Meggie Lam Spring 2019 & Fall 2019 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Elizabeth Martin An Improved Understanding of the Mechanisms Driving Breast Cancer Recurrence and Drug Resistance Will Facilitate More Novel Therapy Options
Gabrielle Langlois Fall 2019 Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Samuel Snow Investigating the Role of Halide Radicals in Photochemical Inaction of Viruses
Duyen Thuy Lam Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. John Pardue Plant uptake and metabolism of the pharmaceutical carbamazepine (CBZ) in constructed wetland systems”
Sven Saemundsson Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Mike Benton Genetic modification of cyanobacteria cultures and further modifications of HB101 E. Coli
Charles Kearney Fall 2018 Electrical Engineering  Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Jin-Woo Choi Processing Pressure Data from a Fourteen-Point Pressure-Sensing Glove in Real-Time
Meagan Moore Fall 2018 Biological Engineering Physics & Astronomy, College of Engineering Dr. Wayne Newhauser Continued Methodology and Testing for the First 3D-Printed Whole Body Anthropomorphic Phantom for Radiation Therapy
Shivani Pandya Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Biological & Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Pranjali Muley Optimization of Gasification Parameters
Brandon Tramontana Fall 2018 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Marybeth Lima Creation of a low-cost device to aid in construction of playground surface textures for the visually impaired
Adam Bao Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Shisheng Li The Effects of Histone Amino Acid Substitutions on UV Induced DNA Mutations in Yeast Cells
Joshua Campbell Summer 2018 Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering Dr. Adam Melvin A Microfluidic device to Characterize the Effect of Orthogonal Chemical Gradients on 3D Cancer Cell Migration
Laura Moldovan Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering, College of Engineering Cristina Sabliov Nanoparticle Tracking in Ocular Tissues Following In vivo Application
Raymond Poche Summer 2018 Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering, College of Engineering Aly Mousaad-Aly The Effects of Significant Wind Loads on Self Ballasting Solar Panel Arrays on Low Slope Roofs
Olivia Hunt Spring 2018 Civil Engineering   Michele Barbato Development of a Lightweight Fluorogypsum-based Blend for the Construction of Artificial Reefs and Coastal Protection Structures
Chandler Landrum Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Environmental Engineering   Zimeng Wang Creating a Database for the Adsorption Affinity of Uranium to a Variety of Adsorbents
Breanna Lee Spring 2018 Chemical Engineering   LaVonda Brown Mobile App with ROBOTIS-OP2 for Use with Super PopmVR
Michael Quigley Spring 2018 Mechanical Engineering   Shyam Menon A distributed liquid fuel injection system to achieve low emission gas turbine engines for aircraft propulsion
Katie Render Fall 2017 Biological Engineering   Adam Melvin Microfluidic Co-Culture of Breast Cancer Cells and Adipose Stem Cells

 

College of Human Sciences & Education

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Abigail Lafleur Spring 2021 Kinesiology Kinesiology, College of Human Sciences and Education Dr. Brian Irving The Impact of Exercise Training on Mitochondria in Drosophila Melanogaster
Brandon Phillips Fall 2019 Kinesiology Kinesiology, College of Human Sciences & Education Dr. Marc Dalecki Do Dimensions Matter? Development of an Eye-hand Coordination Test in Virtual Reality
Abigail Caffey Spring 2019 & Summer 2019 Kinesiology Kinesiology, College of Human Sciences & Education Dr. Marc Dalecki Cognitive Functioning in Young Adults with a History of a Concussion
Karmen Ancar Spring 2018 Kinesiology   Nikita Kuznetsov Can We Move our Fingers Independently?
Madison Liggio Spring 2018 HSE-PK-3 Teacher Certification   Cynthia DiCarlo Using Social Stories to Increase Appropriate Social Initiations in a Pre-kindergarten Child

 

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Frankey Leggio Spring 2021 Anthropology Geography & Anthropology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Teresa Wilson The Identification of Burned Human Teeth in Forensic Anthropology
Evan Leonhard Spring 2021 English and Philosophy Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Carmela Mattza Transcending the Artist: A Neo-Thomistic Inquiry into the Autonomy of Art
Amber Alford Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Sociology Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Heather Lucas Learning Under Stress: The Effect of Acute Stress on Learners’ Use of Effective Study Strategies
Katherine Nugent Fall 2020 Sociology Sociology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Mathew Valasik Demographics, Locations, and Behavior Featured in COPS
Marina Bianchi Summer 2020 & Spring 2021 Political Science Political Science, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Jeong H. Kim Masculine Gender Characteristic Effects on Political Efficacy
Kendall Brome Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 Coastal Environmental Science Geography & Anthropology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Kristine DeLong Paleoclimatic Reconstructions in the Gulf of Mexico Using Fossilized Coral Proxies (Siderastrea siderea)
Horatio Traylor Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 Psychology Psychology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Rachel Williamson Smith Do Minority Women In Managerial Positions Experience A Greater Propulsion To Voluntary Turnover?
Kaela Powery Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Communication Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Hyunju Chung English /l/ and /w/ Sound Development in Young Children With and Without Speech Sound Disorders
Zachary Traylor Summer 2019 & Spring 2020 Psychology Psychology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Steven Greening Cheap Thrills: An Affordable and Effective Fear Conditioning Device
Charles Desobry Fall 2019 Philosophy Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Jon Cogburn The Temporal Aspect of the Principle of Sufficient Reason from Leibniz to Schopenhauer
Dwayne Hinton Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 Anthropology Geography & Anthropology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Heather McKillop The Role of Forest Management in the Classic Maya Collapse
Lauren Vidrine Spring 2019 English English, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Gregory Johnson A Syntactic Analysis of Cajun English Disjunctive Pronouns
Katherine Vukovics Summer 2018 & Spring 2019 Music Education Psychology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Emily Elliott The relationship between aural skills experience and our measures of tonal working memory and musical sophistication as well as the relationship between aural skills proficiency and musical experience by means of genre preference
Madeline Meyer Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Psychology   Jason Harman The Effect of Information Availability and Ownership on Group Creativity

 

Manship School of Mass Communication

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Renee Lucas Summer 2020 Mass Communication Public Relations, Manship School of Mass Communication Dr. David Stamps Black and Essential – Relational Maintenance and Coping Strategies Among Black Populations during COVID-19
Loreal Johnson Spring 2019 Mass Communication Digital Advertising, Manship School of Mass Communication Dr. Erin Coyle Sharing more than expected: Exploring whether and how young people have privacy concerns related to social media advertising
Katherine Gagliano Spring 2018 Mass Communication   Joshua Grimm When One Door Closes: The Evolution of Journalists’ Gatekeeping Role

 

College of Music & Dramatic Arts

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Anthony Doyle Spring 2020 Theatre Theatre, College of Music & Dramatic Arts Dr. Shannon Walso Creating and Producing Immersive Theatre Performances in Found Spaces
Seth Guerra Spring 2020 Music (B.M.) Music, College of Music & Dramatic Arts Dr.Mara Gibson Hidden Spirituals: Rekindling Avery Island’s Forgotten Music

 

College of Science

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Lauren Lewellen Spring 2021 Biochemistry Biochemistry, College of Science Dr. Sibel Bargu Ates Survival and Toxicity of Overwintering Cyanobacteria in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
Julio Mora Urbina Spring 2021 Physics Physics and Astronomy, College of Science Dr. Matthew Penny Predicting Duration of Microlensing Events
Ashley Patron Spring 2021 Physics Physics and Astronomy, College of Science Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez Providing Statistics on Earthquakes and Detector Lockloss
Victoria Rittell Spring 2021 Biochemistry Biochemistry, College of Science Dr. Jennifer Brum Composition of Fish Cut Microbiomes in LSU Lakes and their Application in Fisheries Research
Kaitlin Couvillion Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Microbiology Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Christine Lattin Developing a Map of Predator Call Perception in the Songbird Brain
Isabella LaBruzzo Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Seyeon Chung Creation of transgenic animals for Puratrophin-1-like, a RhoGEF Protein critical for tubular organ formation in Drosophila
Aliza Siddiqui Fall 2020 Computer Science Physics and Astronomy, College of Science Dr. Mark Wilde Optimizing Bidirectional Quantum Teleportation
Han-Hsuan Wu Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Physics Physics and Astronomy, College of Science Dr. Mohammad Saghayezhian Quantum Materials Spin Texture Probing by Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect
Evan Dore Summer 2020 Biochemistry Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Karen Maruska How do visual and chemosensory stimuli during malemale aggression affect behaviors and neural activation patterns in an African cichlid fish?
Alexander Paul-Torres Summer 2020 & Fall 2020 Physics Physics & Astronomy, College of Science Dr. Martin Tzanov Characterizing the effects of Neutron Interactions in Neutrino Detectors
Danielle Tyler Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Arthur Penn Effects Of In-Utero Second-Hand Smoke (SHS) Exposure And Adult High Fat Diet (HFD) On Development Of COPD
Jordan Wall Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Alyssa Johnson Using CRISPR Engineered Flies to Study VCP Disease Mutations
Rebecca Krueger Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 Biochemistry Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Alyssa Johnson Understanding the Biogenesis of Tubular Lysosomes During Animal Development
Hayden Guidry Spring 2019 & Summer 2019 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Adam Bohnert Exploring Possible Lifespan-Extending Effects of Botanical Extracts
Lukas Kim Summer 2019 Chemistry Chemistry, College of Science Dr. Revati Kumar Neural Network Potentials to Simulate Graphene Oxide -Water Interfaces
Cy Bryson Spring 2019 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Karen Maruska Neural activation patterns in female African cichlid fish when receiving multimodal versus unimodal male courtship signals
Oleksandr Molchanov Spring 2019 Physics Physics & Astronomy, College of Science Dr. Kristina Launey Nuclear Modeling from Machine Learning
Mykola Sereda Spring 2019 Biological Engineering Chemistry, College of Science Dr. Kenneth Lopata Accelerating Computation of Electronic Absorption Spectra in Large Molecules
Emily Brown Fall 2018 Microbiology Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. David Vinyard A low energy input photobioreactor for maximizing algal biomass yields
Henry Crull Fall 2018 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Laura Lagomarsino Investigation of Sicklebill Hummingbird Niche Expansion Through Analysis of Centropogon and Heliconia Pollen, and Centropogan Pollen Reference Catalog
Rebecca DiTusa Fall 2018 Physics Physics & Astronomy, College of Science Dr. Kenneth Matthews Evaluation of Stability of 3D Printed Materials During Radiological Use
Annaliesa Fanguy Fall 2018 Microbiology Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. David Vinyard Role of PratA in the Photo-Assembly of the Active Site of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation
Matthew Junot Fall 2018 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Adam Bohnert Investigating how the protein CLU-1/Clueless exerts mitochondrial quality control during reproduction
Roman Hundley Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Chemistry, College of Science Dr. Lavrent Khachatryan Identifying Food Court Waste Decomposition Products in Electromagnetically Heated Reactors
Spencer Lemoine Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. James Moroney Localization of HCO3- Transport Proteins “Bestrophins” in C.reinhardtii
Alyssa Lobello Fall 2018 Biochemistry Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. SeYeon Chung Spatial Regulation of Apical Constriction in Drosophila Salivary Gland Invagination
Stephen Lopez Fall 2018 Kinesiology Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Alyssa Johnson Understanding how a human short sleep mutation offsets negative effects of Sleep Deprication
Chase Anselmo Summer 2018 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. Karen Maruska What role do social signals detected by the mechanosnesory lateral like system have on neural activation patterns in an African cichlid fish?
Caitlin Billiot Summer 2018 Microbiology Biological Sciences, College of Science Dr. William Doerr DedA Protein Functions in Conferring Colistin Resistance to the Gram-negative Bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae
Logan Hart Summer 2018 Mathematics Mathematics, College of Science Frank Neubrander Superstability of Semigroups
Taylor Sigur Summer 2018 Kinesiology Chemistry, College of Science Justin Regains Synthesis of 1,2-cis-Glycoside through Alpha-Selective Glycosylation
Manjot Singh Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Biochemistry   Guillaume Spielmann Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise on Bio-markers of B-Cell Function and Overall Inflammation in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Hailey Teachout Spring 2018 & Summer 2018 Biological Sciences   Michelle Meyer Understanding What Motivates People to join the Cajun navy and Volunteer for Disaster

 

School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Hunter Stewart Spring 2021 Biological Sciences Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Alexandra Noel Effects of in utero exposures to nicotine salt mint-flavored Puff Bar aerosols on lung function and immune responses in neonate mice
Hannah Guidry Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 & Fall 2020 Animal, Dairy & Poultry Sciences Comparative Biomedical Research, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Henrique Cheng Endocrine Regulation of Stem Cell Differentiation
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