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LSU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

July 28, 2017

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Registration Deadline: July 14, 2017

LSU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

July 28, 2017

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The 23rd Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) is pleased to showcase the numerous undergraduate students who have engaged in summer research projects this year at institutions throughout the LSU System.

SURF participants represent programs, including:

  • NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program, (PGGURP)
  • Center for Computation & Technology Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CCT REU)
  • Chemical Engineering (CHE REU)
  • Consortium of Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM REU)
  • Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN)
  • McNair Research Scholar Program (McNair)
  • Office of Strategic Initiatives Research Experiences for Undergraduate (OSI REU)
  • Physics & Astronomy Research Experiences for Undergraduate (P&A REU)
  • Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures REU (SMART)
  • and Individual student researchers in various laboratories across LSU

When & Where

This year's meeting is being held on January 20 - January 22, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.


310 LSU Student Union, Baton Rouge, LA 70803


  • Registration Deadline: July 14, 2017



ALL STUDENTS: It is MANDATORY you attend the lectures provided from 10-11:00am, in the Cotillion Ballroom.

Undergraduate student posters should be setup from 9:00-10:00 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017, and you may dismantle them after 4:00 PM.

Students will be present at their posters to discuss their project with guests, colleagues and faculty between 1:00-4:00 PM on the day of the presentation. All students must attend the poster session. Refreshments will be served throughout the presentation. Please invite family and friends to this event.

Your SURF poster will be assigned a Board Number and will be alphabetical by first author, which should be the student presenter(s). This will be your space both in the physical poster set up and in the published program. The program will list: student name, university affiliation and student program (in parentheses), contributing authors and affiliations, and poster title.


  • Your poster size must be no larger than 3 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide (36 in. tall x 48 in. wide).
  • You must attach your poster panels with Velcro hooks. No tape or push pins will be allowed.
  • Register your poster by Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Velcro will be provided for you.
  • Please be sure to register, get a program, your name tag, and Velcro for your assigned poster board.
  • Please check the program for your name and the listed assigned number for your poster board.


  • Posters typically contain sections such as an Introduction, , along with methodological details, Results, Interpretation of results, and Conclusion
  • work with your mentor and/or other laboratory personnel as you design your poster.
  • Everything on your poster should be clearly visible from 10 ft.
  • A reader should be able to understand your poster with no additional information except what appears on the poster.
  • Maintain a good balance between written material and visual demonstration of the scientific points you wish to make.

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