Graduate Research Conference


Welcome to the 2024 Graduate Research Conference (GRC), a research & artistic expression forum for graduate students! This year's theme is Manufacturing the Future: Materials, Creativity, and Innovation for Global Growth.

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About the GRC


The purpose of this conference is to nurture a culture of research and provide a forum for graduate students to:

  • exchange research ideas

  • foster cross disciplinary discussions and collaborations

  • enhance research quality and productivity

  • showcase research accomplishments

  • celebrate and honor outstanding graduate students


The conference invites all graduate students at LSU to submit abstracts. It is also open to the following Louisiana institutions, including Louisiana Tech University, Southern University, Tulane University, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Due to space and budget constraints, for the four other institutions, only graduate students (master's and PhD) who are associated with the "NSF RII Track 1: Louisiana Materials Design Alliance (LAMDA)" project are invited to submit abstracts for an oral or poster presentation. For more information about the LAMDA projects, please visit:


Conference Details

Date: April 30, 2024

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: LSU Student Union

Cost: FREE Registration

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Topic Areas

  • Non-STEM

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) 

Presentation Formats

  • Art Show

  • Oral Presentation

  • Performance / Reading

  • Poster Presentation

  • Visual Display


James Nguyen H. Spencer, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Organizing Committee Members

Se Yeon Chung, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences 

Peter Clift, Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Arend Van Gemmert, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Kinesiology

Keith Hall, Professor and Energy Law Center Director, Law Center

Guoqiang Li, Associate Vice Provost of Academic Strategy, Graduate School

Lori Martin, Associate Professor, Sociology

Pam Pike, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Music

Casey Stannard, Associate Professor, Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising 

Tyrslai M. Williams-Carter, Assistant Dean of Mentoring, Education, and Research, Graduate School




Registration & Abstract Submission 

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15

Acceptance Notices Sent by: April 12

Attendee Registration Deadline: April 12

NOTE: A Faculty Mentor Approval Form must be downloaded, completed and submitted with the Abstract Submission.


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