LSU Summer Undergraduate Research 

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at LSU

Welcome to your summer of research!  Students participating in research with faculty at any of the schools within the LSU system are welcome to take part in the summer activities offered by our office.  This webpage serves as a point of reference for you and your LSU faculty mentor, or PI, to our summer activities and resources.  Take a look at the schedule below for the upcoming summer and mark your calendars.

If you are the main contact (PI, faculty mentor, director, program coordinator, etc.) and would like your student(s) to be invited to these events, please click here to complete our Program Registration Form. 

Summer 2024 activities schedule

Activity Date Time Location Cost

Details

Welcome Dinner Monday, May 27th 6:00 - 8:00 PM Student Union Atchafalaya room 339 $30 per attendee Open to REU students.  PIs/Program directors can register their students by filling out the Interest Form linked above
Orientation Tuesday, May 28th 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Coates 143 free

Open to all summer research students

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Research Ethics presentation
  • Lab Safety presentation (optional for arts and humanities students)
Workshops Every Tuesday between May 28th and August 2nd 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Locations vary; see workshop link for details

free Open to all. Click here for workshop schedule
Astronomy Night TBD TBD 130 Nicholson Hall free Astronomy viewing with Dr.Matthew Penny in the Landolt Astronomical Observatory
LSU Science Cafe Last Tuesday of each month Doors open at 5:00; event begins at 6:00 PM Varsity Theatre free Open to all. Registration is encouraged but not required.  Click here for more details.
Intramural game TBD TBD Field Complex free Open to all summer undergraduate research students. Sign-up will be emailed to students in programs registered with LSU Discover.
Video Game Night TBD TBD See weekly email for details free Open to all summer undergraduate research students.  See weekly email for details
Summer Undergraduate Research Forum Friday, August 2nd 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  TBD $30 registration fee By invitation only.  The SURF application will be emailed to all students registered with our office by their research mentors/PIs/Program Directors.

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs at LSU

Program Host Open to 

Summer Research Programs at LSU for LSU students

LSU Discover Project Grants LSU Discover  LSU undergraduates
Special Collections Project Grants LSU Discover & Special Collections Library LSU undergraduates
LSU Gulf Scholars Summer Impact Projects Gulf Scholars Program LSU undergraduates
McNair Scholars Ronald E. McNair Scholarship Program LSU undergraduates
MARC program Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program LSU undergraduates
ASPIRE program College of Humanities & Social Sciences LSU undergraduates
Beckman Scholars Program College of Science LSU undergraduates
Undergraduate Research Grants College of Agriculture LSU undergraduates
Coastal Ecosystem Design Studio - Summer Internships Coastal Sustainability Studio LSU students and guest students from outside LSU
Louisiana Space & Sea Grant Opportunities (LaSSO) for Undergraduate Research Program LaSPACE LSU undergraduates
LaSPACE Undergraduate Research Assistantship (LURA) LaSPACE LSU undergraduates
MissDelta REU MissDelta LSU students and guest students from outside LSU
Louisiana Materials Design Alliance (LAMDA) REU
LAMDA
LAMDA LSU undergraduates

Summer Research Programs at LSU open to guest students

CCT - REU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) LSU students and guest students from outside LSU
Chemical Engineering - REU Department of Chemical Engineering Guest students from outside LSU
LBRN - REU Louisiana Biomedical Research Network Students attending a Louisiana college or university
LUMCON - REU Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCOM) LSU students and guest students from outside LSU
Physics & Astronomy - REU Department of Physics & Astronomy Guest students from outside LSU
Smart Polymer Composite Materials & Structures - REU Department of Chemistry Guest students from outside LSU
Coastal Ecosystem Design Studio - Summer Internships Coastal Sustainability Studio LSU students and guest students from outside LSU
     

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF)

At the end of each summer, LSU hosts SURF, a forum for summer undergraduate research students to present their research and creative works.

Click here to go to the webpage for the LSU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF)


Helpful links

For questions or concerns, please contact us at lsudiscover@lsu.edu