LSU Summer Undergraduate Research 

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at LSU

LSU warmly welcomes visiting and LSU undergraduate students who will take part in research experiences during the summer weeks with our faculty at locations on and off-campus.  This webpage serves as a point of reference for you and your LSU faculty mentor, or PI, to the activities and resources offered by the LSU Discover Office of Undergraduate Research.  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.) for your summer undergraduate research cohort, please click here to complete our Interest Form. 

Summer 2023 activities schedule

Activity Date Time Location Cost


REU Welcome Dinner Thursday, May 25th 6:00 - 8:00 PM Student Union Ballroom $25 per attendee Open to REU students.  PIs/Program directors can register their students with this link.
REU Orientation Friday, May 26th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Coates 143 free Open to REU students. 
Workshops Varies Varies Varies free Open to all. Click here for workshop schedule
LSU Science Cafe Last Tuesday of each month Doors open at 5:00; event begins at 6:00 PM Varsity Theatre free Registration is encouraged but not required.  Click here for more details.
Intramural game (sport tbd) TBD TBD TBD free Open to all summer undergraduate research students. Details to come.
Summer Undergraduate Research Forum Friday, July 28th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM  Student Union Ballroom $30 registration fee By invitation only.  PIs and Program Directors who would like their students to be invited to participate should fill out the Interest Form linked above before July 1st


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
Below are a list of "Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)" programs hosted at LSU.  These programs invite students from outside LSU to participate in research during the summer break.  LSU students interested in participating in an REU at an institution outside of LSU can view the complete list of REUs nationally at
CCT - REU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) 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
Summer Research Programs at LSU open to guest students
Coastal Ecosystem Design Studio - Summer Internships Coastal Sustainability Studio LSU students and guest students from outside LSU
LSU/SU Summer Undergraduate Research Exchange LSU Discover/SU Tibuktu Academy Open to LSU and Southern University students


Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

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


Helpful links

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