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Letter from the Director  


I am delighted to be serving the students here at UL Lafayette in my new role as Director of the Student Center for Research. I have taught biology at the University since 2002. The enthusiasm of students has always served as a motivator for me. It is exciting to think of the possiblities our new Center will provide. In this new role, I will encourage students to use Student Research Experiences (SRE) as a tool that enhances learning. My goal is to lead through example and service while I support both faculty and students as the ADVANCE program is implemented.

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) states that the initial mission of SCR is to implement, administer and assess ADVANCE while many SREs take place and are funded. The center will serve as a centralized source of information and a resource for learning about designing, funding and implementing SREs in all Departments across campus. If all our goals are met, the Center will become a hub for assisting students in academic success. 

I encourage all faculty and students to take the surveys posted to the front page of the ADVANCE website and I look forward to a bright future.


The Grand Opening for the Student Center for Research, Creativity and Scholarship happend March 17th, 2021.  

St. Patrick’s Day was stormy in Lafayette Louisiana. Despite that SCRCS opened to participation from students, faculty, and staff, video link here. There is now a Facebook page and several written greetings posted to our website. Please take the survey for students or faculty and stop by the next time you visit the Dupre Library.


13th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, 2020

The Honors Program in conjunction with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and LaCOEUR host an Annual Honors Undergraduate Research Conference each November at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, where undergraduates from each of the colleges and universities around the state can meet to present papers, presentations, and posters of their research. The 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference was virtually held in this past November with almost 100 undergraduate presenters from across the state. Joining the university in this conference were students and faculty from Baton Rouge Community College, Grambling State University, Louisiana College, Louisiana State University, McNeese State University, Northwestern State University, and Southern University and A&M College. While the conference was held virtually this year, there was no shortage of outstanding work, effort, and knowledge shared among the presenters. Following the conference, three University of Louisiana at Lafayette students were nominated by moderating faculty to attend the Spring Academic Summit, Lelia Deville, Payne Touchet, and Wade Johnson. The announcement of 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference will be released soon. For more details, please email us at