Undergraduate Distinguished Scholars Program | LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

Undergraduate Distinguished Scholars Research 

The College of Human Sciences & Education’s Undergraduate Distinguished Scholars Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to develop research competencies and conduct research studies with ongoing support from CHSE faculty volunteers and graduate student mentors.

Undergraduates participating in the Distinguished Scholars Program will learn research skills by participating in faculty and graduate student research, and will be mentored to conduct their own original research.  Participating undergraduates will receive funding support to present their original research posters at an undergraduate research fair. Program completers will be acknowledged during the College’s diploma ceremony.

The program is open to any student enrolled in a CHSE undergraduate degree program. To learn more about the program, download this PDF.


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For more information contact:

Dr. Jacqueline Bach
Associate Dean of Academic Programs & Services



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Once you are a researcher, you can apply for Undergraduate Research Travel Awards and have the opportunity to present at LSU Discover Day.  

LSU Discover

LSU Discover is an undergraduate research program dedicated to promote and enhance undergraduate research at LSU. The program provides resources for students and faculty, as well as develops activities designed to enrich student research. Nearly 30 students from CHSE participated in the program this year, researching topics ranging from early childhood education to kinesiology and fine motor control. 

Meet a Scholar

Madison Liggio received the spring 2018 research stipend for her involvement in the Undergraduate Distinguished Scholars Research program. 




Meet a Scholar

Madison Hopper won first place for her poster presentation at LSU Discover Day. 

LSU Discover Day 2018